Appetite Suppressants and Valvular Heart Disease

  title={Appetite Suppressants and Valvular Heart Disease},
  author={N. Weissman},
  journal={The American Journal of the Medical Sciences},
  • N. Weissman
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of the Medical Sciences
  • The association between valvular heart disease and diet pills was discovered several years ago in a small cohort of patients. Subsequent uncontrolled surveys and reports suggested a prevalence of cardiac abnormalities as high as 30%. These results led to widespread concern by millions of appetite suppressant users and the withdrawal of both fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine from the market. Through this review of the literature, it becomes apparent that we have better defined the association… CONTINUE READING
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