Caffeine-induced cardiac arrhythmia: an unrecognised danger of healthfood products

Citation
Me. Cannon et al., Caffeine-induced cardiac arrhythmia: an unrecognised danger of healthfood products, MED J AUST, 174(10), 2001, pp. 520-521
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine","Medical Research General Topics
Journal title
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA
ISSN journal
0025-729X → ACNP
Volume
174
Issue
10
Year of publication
2001
Pages
520 - 521
Database
ISI
SICI code
0025-729X(20010521)174:10<520:CCAAUD>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
We describe a 25-year-old woman with pre-existing mitral valve prolapse who developed intractable ventricular fibrillation after consuming a "natural energy" guarana health drink containing a high concentration of caffeine. T his case highlights the need for adequate labelling and regulation of such products.