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Can caffeine intoxication cause supraventricular tachycardia/atrial fibrilation?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: In susceptible people, yes - but not in everyone.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Caffeine: Overdose of caffeine can cause svt or atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Nathan Almeida
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Some people are sensitive to caffeine and can get svt/ atrial fibrillation from larger doses. Binge drinking of alcohol can precipitate atrial fibrillation in some people ("holiday heart").

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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