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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy triggered by wasabi consumption: can sushi break your heart?
  1. Alona Finkel-Oron,
  2. Judith Olchowski,
  3. Alan Jotkowitz and
  4. Leonid Barski
  1. Internal Medicine Ward F, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alona Finkel-Oron, alonafinkel{at}gmail.com

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.

  • cardiovascular medicine
  • interventional cardiology
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  • Contributors AF-O and LB conceived of the presented idea, JO and AJ were involved in this patient’s treatment.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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