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A recent study conducted at the Mayo Clinic analyzed the potential link between energy drink consumption and sudden cardiac arrest in patients with genetic heart diseases.

The study, which included 144 survivors of sudden cardiac arrest, found that 5% of patients had consumed energy drinks before their event.

While the study did not establish direct causation, experts warn of the risks associated with the high caffeine content and unregulated ingredients in energy drinks, especially for patients with genetic heart conditions.

The findings highlight the importance of caution and moderation when consuming energy drinks, particularly for individuals with predisposing genetic heart conditions.

Researchers emphasize the need for further investigation into the potential arrhythmogenic effects of energy drinks and the importance of considering dietary factors in cardiac health.