Cardiac arrest in a young man following excess consumption of caffeinated "energy drinks."

Berger, Adam J.; Alford, Kevin
January 2009
Medical Journal of Australia;1/5/2009, Vol. 190 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of a 28-year old man who had a cardiac arrest after a day of motocross racing collowing consumption of excessive amounts of caffeinated energy drink. The patient was intubated and sedated on arrival at the hospital. Sinus rhythm and elevated anteroseptal ST segments with recirpocal inferior ST depression were observed during an initial electrocardiograph. It also discusses the role of illicit stimulants and strenuous physical activity in producing myocardial ischemia by inducing coronary vasospasm.


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