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

M.E. Cannon, Clive Cooke, J.S. Mccarthy

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    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. This case highlights the need for adequate labelling and regulation of such products.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)520-521
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Volume174
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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    Cannon, M. E., Cooke, C., & Mccarthy, J. S. (2001). Caffeine-induced cardiac arrhythmia: an unrecognised danger of healthfood products. Medical Journal of Australia, 174(10), 520-521.