Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 221–223

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

  • Rossana Terlizzi
  • Camilla Rocchi
  • Maria Serra
  • Laura Solieri
  • Pietro Cortelli
CASE REPORT

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 syndrome vasovagal reaction Red Bull® 

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© Springer 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rossana Terlizzi
    • 1
  • Camilla Rocchi
    • 2
  • Maria Serra
    • 1
  • Laura Solieri
    • 1
  • Pietro Cortelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Neurological SciencesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of Neurological SciencesUniversity of Tor VergataRomaItaly

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