eWellness: Energy drinks may put heart at risk for sudden death
Energy drinks may raise blood pressure and prolong QT interval increasing the risk of sudden cardiac death.In a meta-analysis by Sachin A. Shah at University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif, with a pooled analysis of 93 people who consumed energy drinks, the QT interval on an ECG was significantly prolonged by 10 ms. The threshold level of regulatory concern is around 5 ms.In another pooled
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