A case of acute myocardial infarction due to the use of cayenne pepper pills

Sayin M. R. , Karabag T. , Dogan S. M. , Akpinar I., Aydin M.

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, cilt.124, ss.285-287, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 124
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00508-012-0163-8
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.285-287


The use of weight loss pills containing cayenne pepper has ever been increasing. The main component of cayenne pepper pills is capsaicin. There are conflicting data about the effects of capsaicin on the cardiovascular system. In this paper, we present the case of a 41 year old male patient with no cardiovascular risk factors who took cayenne pepper pills to lose weight and developed acute myocardial infarction.