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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 537689, 3 pages
Case Report

STEMI Associated with Overuse of Energy Drinks

Department of Emergency Medicine, Paul Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79905, USA

Received 29 December 2014; Revised 5 February 2015; Accepted 6 February 2015

Academic Editor: Kazuhito Imanaka

Copyright © 2015 Daniel Solomin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Coronary artery disease (CAD) and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are predominantly diseases of middle-aged and older adults and when found in younger adults are usually associated with a strong family history. However, this report details the case of a nonobese 26-year-old Hispanic male who presented with an acute STEMI despite having no family history or other apparent risk factors for CAD or STEMI beyond a two pack-year smoking history and excessive energy drink consumption. The patient reported consuming between eight and ten 473 mL cans per day. Cardiac catheterization subsequently confirmed total occlusion of his left circumflex coronary artery.