Volume: 44 Issue: 6 Year: 2016
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a healthy adolescent following consumption of caffeinated “energy drinks” [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2013; 41(8): 738-742 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2013.37542

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a healthy adolescent following consumption of caffeinated “energy drinks”

Nihat Polat1, İdris Ardıç2, Murat Akkoyun2, Ertan Vuruşkan3
1Department of Cardiology, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras
3Department of Cardiology, Dr. Ersin Arslan State Hospital, Gaziantep

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare and uncommon case of sudden cardiac death and acute coronary syndrome. Herein, we present a 13-year-old boy with chest pain who was diagnosed with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction associated with SCAD, possibly caused by the consumption of an energy drink, which has not been reported previously in the pediatric age group. On coronary angiography, the left anterior descending artery showed extensive dissection from the distal part of the vessel. Based on the morphology of the vessel with a dissection and TIMI flow grade III, it was decided to manage this patient conservatively with close follow-up. The aim of this report is to highlight the risks associated with the consumption of caffeinated energy drinks in children.

Keywords: Beverages/adverse effects, caffeine/adverse effects, coronary artery dissection, spontaneous; energy drinks; heart arrest/ chemically induced.

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Nihat Polat, İdris Ardıç, Murat Akkoyun, Ertan Vuruşkan. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a healthy adolescent following consumption of caffeinated “energy drinks”. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2013; 41(8): 738-742

Corresponding Author: İdris Ardıç, Türkiye
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