Phentermine-Associated Atrial Fibrillation: Case Report and Literature Review
KeywordsPhentermine, obesity, Atrial fibrillation
Obesity has become a major public health problem with increased prevalence. It is associated with cardiovascular mortality. Phentermine is approved for short-term obesity treatment in conjunction with lifestyle modifications. Palpitation is a well-documented side effect of phentermine. However atrial fibrillation (AF) is rarely reported. We present a case of new-onset AF in a healthy woman who was recently started on phentermine for weight loss.
Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 3 (view)