Cardiac arrest: a case-based review

World J Emerg Med. 2014;5(3):171-4. doi: 10.5847/wjem.j.issn.1920-8642.2014.03.002.


Background: Coffee is commonly consumed among young people in China. However, consumers are rarely aware of physically adverse effects as a result of excessive consumption of caffeine.

Data sources: A literature search using multiple databases was performed for articles published with concentration on meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and randomized controlled trials.

Results: Excess coffee consumption is also a risk of primary cardiac arrest especially in young people. Treatment modalities include activated charcoals, beta-blockers, vasopressin and hemodialysis when necessary.

Conclusion: Coffee consumers should be advised not to routinely take more than moderate coffee.

Keywords: Cardiac arrest; Coffee; Young people.

Publication types

  • Review