What are vital sign findings characteristic of caffeine toxicity?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Vital signs may include tachypnea and tachycardia. On blood pressure measurement, a characteristic finding is widened pulse pressure due to the positive inotropic effect as well as the vasodilatory effect of caffeine. Hypotension may be present.


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