RAKYATKU.COM – The Israeli suffered from "heartbreak syndrome" after eating wasabi, which she considered an avocado. The case of a woman was described in detail in a medical journal BMJ case reports.
It was said that a woman in her sixties attended a wedding. There he ate a lot of wasabi, which he initially considered to be an avocado sauce.
The woman felt "sudden pressure" on her chest and fell on her shoulders. The feeling lasted for several hours, but the woman decided to stay at the wedding.
But the next morning he woke up feeling "uncomfortable and weak". So he decided to go to the doctor.
The doctor takes an electrocardiogram (ECG) and the results show that the woman is suffering takotsubo cardiomyopathy, better known as "broken heart syndrome".
The Mayo Clinic defines this condition as "temporarily interfering with the normal function of pumping the heart in one area of the heart."
This is usually caused by extreme emotional or physical pressure, such as the death of a loved one or a car accident. Most people with broken heart syndrome are 50 years old or older.
In the report, the researchers said that the patient's case of heart fracture syndrome was caused by 'eating only food'.
"To our knowledge, this is the first report on takotsubo cardiomyopathy caused by wasabi intake," the researchers wrote.
Apparently, the woman recovered from treatment with an inhibitor angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and beta-blockers.