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World J Emerg Med. 2012;3(4):305-7. doi: 10.5847/wjem.j.1920-8642.2012.04.012.

ST elevation myocardial infarction in a young patientafter ingestion of caffeinated energy drink and ecstasy.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.



Caffeinated energy drinks are widely used worldwide. They are associated with a variety of adverse effects and are of concern to health authorities, yet there is still scarce information about their adverse effects and inadequate awareness among medical personnel.


Case description and discussion of a patient presenting to the emergency room after overdose of energy drinks in combination with 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).


Despite best medical efforts, the patient died of fatal cardiac arrhythmias. There is a paucity of information about adverse effects of energy drinks.


Although energy drinks are widely used, there is a lack of awareness in the population and medical staff about their hazards.


Caffeine; Energy drink; MDMA

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