How does caffeine affect your heart?

AdventHealth breaks down how caffeine affects your body.

By AdventHealth

You wake up and brew yourself a pot of coffee. As you sit to read the morning news, you start sipping, getting ready to start the day. Later in the afternoon, you feel the post-lunch slump, so you drive to the nearest coffee shop for a pick-me-up espresso or latte. But have you ever wondered how the caffeine in all this coffee affects your body — more specifically, your heart? Let’s break it down. 

What happens to the heart when you consume caffeine?