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A 50-year-old male asked:

is it okay to try 5 hour energy or other energy boosting drinks with history of cad and hypertension?

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Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Energy drink: Energy drinks increase BP and hr - harmful cardiovascular effects.
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Cardiology
No: That would not be wise given the sudden jolt of stimulant that those products provide. Caffeine itself is not necessarily the issue - just the sudden high dose.

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