Case Report

Energy Drink-Associated Cardiomyopathy after Excessive Consumption: A Case Report


The basic components of energy drinks include caffeine, guarana, taurine, ginseng, and sugar. The excessive consumption of energy drinks has been associated with cardiovascular events such as tachycardia and myocardial infarction in the literature. We herein describe a 24-year-old man admitted to the emergency department. The patient’s medical history and family history were unremarkable. It was, however, learned that he had consumed 8 to 10 cans of energy drinks per day (3.5–4 Lit/d) in the 2-week period leading to the hospital admission. Physical examination revealed bilateral diffuse rales and 2+ pretibial edema. Echocardiography showed a left ventricular ejection fraction of 25% with global left ventricular hypokinesia and dilated left ventricular dimensions. Coronary angiography demonstrated normal coronary arteries. On cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, the left ventricle was dilated, and the systolic function was reduced. No pathological enhancement was observed. This case report and many previous studies support a possible link between caffeinated energy drinks and cardiovascular events.

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IssueVol 16 No 3 (2021): J Teh Univ Heart Ctr QRcode
SectionCase Report(s)
Energy drinks Cardiomyopathy; dilated Heart failure

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Uyanik M, Gedikli O, Yildirim U. Energy Drink-Associated Cardiomyopathy after Excessive Consumption: A Case Report. J Tehran Heart Cent. 2021;16(3):119-122.