Start me up! Recurrent ventricular tachydysrhythmias following intentional concentrated caffeine ingestion.

@article{Laskowski2015StartMU,
  title={Start me up! Recurrent ventricular tachydysrhythmias following intentional concentrated caffeine ingestion.},
  author={Larissa K Laskowski and Jonathan A Henesch and Lewis S. Nelson and Robert S Hoffman and Silas Smith},
  journal={Clinical toxicology},
  year={2015},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={830-3}
}
CONTEXT Nearly pure caffeine is sold as a "dietary supplement," with instructions to ingest 1/64th to 1/16th of one teaspoon (50-200 mg). We report a patient with refractory cardiac dysrhythmias treated with defibrillation, beta-adrenergic blockade, and hemodialysis to highlight concentrated caffeine's dangers. CASE DETAILS A 20-year-old woman presented… CONTINUE READING