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- Received December 11, 2017
- Revision received January 25, 2018
- Accepted January 25, 2018
- Published online April 16, 2018.
- Aleksandr Voskoboinik, MBBSa,b,c,
- Jonathan M. Kalman, MBBS, PhDc,d and
- Peter M. Kistler, MBBS, PhDa,b,d,∗ ()
- aAlfred Heart Centre, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- bBaker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- cDepartment of Cardiology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- dUniversity of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Prof. Peter M. Kistler, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3004.
The interaction between arrhythmia episodes and certain lifestyle factors such as obesity and alcohol is well established. There is significant public and professional interest in the role of caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, and energy drinks in cardiovascular health. However, many widely held beliefs are not supported by evidence. This study provides a comprehensive review of the impact of caffeinated beverages on cardiac rhythm.
This research was supported in part by the Victorian Government’s Operational Infrastructure Funding. Dr. Voskoboinik is supported by post-graduate scholarships cofunded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Heart Foundation and by Baker IDI Bright Sparks scholarships. Prof. Kalman is supported by an NHMRC practitioner fellowship. The authors have reported that they have no relationships with industry relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
William Stevenson, MD, FACC, served as Guest Editor for this paper.
All authors attest they are in compliance with human studies committees and animal welfare regulations of the authors’ institutions and Food and Drug Administration guidelines, including patient consent where appropriate. For more information, visit the JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology author instructions page.
- Received December 11, 2017.
- Revision received January 25, 2018.
- Accepted January 25, 2018.
- 2018 American College of Cardiology Foundation