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BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Sep 20;12(9). pii: e230065. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-230065.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy triggered by wasabi consumption: can sushi break your heart?

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Internal Medicine Ward F, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel.

Abstract

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a left ventricular dysfunction that typically occurs after sudden intense emotional or physical stress and mimics myocardial infarction. We describe a case of a 60-year-old woman that presented to the emergency department with chest pain after she attended a wedding and ate a large amount of wasabi, assuming it to be an avocado. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of takotsubo cardiomyopathy triggered by wasabi consumption.

KEYWORDS:

cardiovascular medicine; interventional cardiology

PMID:
31540920
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2019-230065

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