Phentermine-Associated Atrial Fibrillation: Case Report and Literature Review

  • Nouraldeen Manasrah DMC Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Chandima J Herath DMC Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Ali Al Sbihi DMC Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Sarah Alqasem DMC Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Andrew S Kao DMC Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Ahmed J Chaudhary DMC Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Rana Ismail DMC Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

Keywords

Phentermine, obesity, Atrial fibrillation

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Andrew S Kao ,
DMC Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

M4 medical student

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  • Published: 2022-03-28

    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 3 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Manasrah N, Herath CJ, Al Sbihi A, Alqasem S, Kao AS, Chaudhary AJ, Ismail R. Phentermine-Associated Atrial Fibrillation: Case Report and Literature Review. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003267.