A rare adverse effect of energy drinks: Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction

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Levent S., Yolcu S.

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.25, no.4, pp.229-231, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Energy drinks are increasingly used worldwide inspite of their side effects. These drinks has been linked to case reports that present with ST-elevation myocardial infarction, but in this case we report a case that presents with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction after energy drink intake. The patient complained about chest pain after drinking two bottles of energy drink and vodka. Cardiac catheterization subsequently confirmed left anterior descending occlusion in this patient.