Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 221–223

Reversible postural tachycardia syndrome due to inadvertent overuse of Red Bull®

Authors

    • Dept. of Neurological SciencesUniversity of Bologna
  • Camilla Rocchi
    • Dept. of Neurological SciencesUniversity of Tor Vergata
  • Maria Serra
    • Dept. of Neurological SciencesUniversity of Bologna
  • Laura Solieri
    • Dept. of Neurological SciencesUniversity of Bologna
  • Pietro Cortelli
    • Dept. of Neurological SciencesUniversity of Bologna
CASE REPORT

DOI: 10.1007/s10286-008-0483-y

Cite this article as:
Terlizzi, R., Rocchi, C., Serra, M. et al. Clin Auton Res (2008) 18: 221. doi:10.1007/s10286-008-0483-y

Abstract

Postural tachycardia syndrome associated with a vasovagal reaction was recorded in a young volleyball player after an excess intake of Red Bull® as a refreshing energy drink. Considering the widespread use of Red Bull® among young people who are often unaware of the drink’s drug content, this case report suggest Red Bull® be considered a possible cause of orthostatic intolerance.

Keywords

postural tachycardia syndromevasovagal reactionRed Bull®

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