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Jacob Adkison, MSN, DNP & Charity Keplinger, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C


The importance of healthcare providers educating the public regarding the consequences of energy drink consumption is critical as energy drink popularity and consumption continues to rise. The purpose of this systematic review is to add to the research that proves the correlation between energy drink consumption and cardiovascular disease. Energy drinks are a contributing factor to cardiovascular disease which is the number one cause of deaths globally. The four studies reviewed in this systematic review demonstrate a statistically significant correlation between energy drinks and QTc prolongation. Further research is needed to have a better understanding of the correlation between energy drinks and its negative effects on people’s health and wellbeing. Health care providers will have another resource to continue to educate patients regarding cardiovascular disease risk and prevention.