A 37-year-old female asked:
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If you have mitral valve prolapse and a PFO with an atrial septal aneurysm can you take stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or phentermine?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
I wouldnt: Stimulants in pts like you can precipitate arythmias like supraventricular tachycardia and under the right cicumstances even afib. This can cause light headed and dizzy episodes and even strokes. Although the case of this happening is remote the results can be devastating. Since there are other alternatives to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) i would start with a nonstimulant first.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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