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Do I need heart test if took diet pills for years?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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In brief: Fen Phen: yes

If you took Fenfluramine (pondimin) as part of the famous fen phen combination, then you have a small risk of heart valve damage or pulmonary hypertension (increased pressure in veins going to lungs).
We always get an echocardiogram (ultrasound of heart) in those patients. At this time, that is the only diet pill that has that worry. Not really sold since about 2000.

In brief: Fen Phen: yes

If you took Fenfluramine (pondimin) as part of the famous fen phen combination, then you have a small risk of heart valve damage or pulmonary hypertension (increased pressure in veins going to lungs).
We always get an echocardiogram (ultrasound of heart) in those patients. At this time, that is the only diet pill that has that worry. Not really sold since about 2000.
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