Supraventricular tachycardia due to consumption of excessive energy stimulants
Keywords:Caffeine, Cardiac arrythmias, Rhythm disturbances, Stimulants, Energy drinks
People of all ages are becoming more and more addicted to stimulant medicines and energy drinks for a variety of reasons, including work, sports, and leisure. There are several formulations with different flavors available on the market. Many of these items contain extremely high levels of caffeine as well as a wide range of stimulants that have an array of effects on various body areas. Caffeine use in such excess has been known to produce rhythm disturbances of the heart in healthy people, and when mixed with other stimulants, it can have a range of negative consequences on the way the body functions. Those who use it excessively daily, however, are unaware of the potentially fatal risks linked to these items. We describe a case of a 27-year-young man who presented with new-onset supraventricular tachycardia due to excessive consumption of energy pills that contained high amounts of caffeine. This individual had no significant past medical history and was not a smoker or a regular alcohol drinker.
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