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Ventricular fibrillation coinciding with phentermine initiation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23076689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 70-year-old woman developed ventricular fibrillation subsequent to initiation of phentermine therapy. She was hospitalised and experienced recurrent ventricular fibrillation. During cardiac catheterisation, she was found to have a right coronary artery vasospasm, which resolved with intravenous nitroglycerin. Her phentermine was discontinued and the patient remained symptom free at last follow-up.
Authors:
Patrick Tobbia; Leslie A Norris; Lawrence D Klima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Cone Health, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
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