On February 16th, I will be joining the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group in Arlington, Virginia. I will be part of a group of three cardiologists. Dr. R. Preston Perrin will join me. The VHC Physician Group is a large, multi-specialty group of physicians employed by Virginia Hospital Center. The group includes primary care, hospitalists, and both medical and surgical specialists. We will be the group's first cardiologists.
I realize that many of you are waiting to hear where I will be in 3 months. I expect to make an announcement next week that will relieve the suspense. I appreciate everyone's understanding and patience during this transition. In the meantime, I thought I would give you a little preview of the new office - pre-build out. As you can see, we have a ways to go!
Guest Post by Dr. Eldad Einav, MD, FACC
Peer reviewed literature shows very rare cardiovascular events attributed to Phentermine. Almost no clear case of myocardial infarction, even in patients with known coronary artery disease. . I suggest to read the very informative reply of R. Rothman and E. Hendricks (1) to a case report describing a 48-year-old woman with no significant medical history who developed a myocardial infarction and subsequent ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (2). The authors attributed the event to Phentermine, which they describe as a popular amphetamine- like “over-the-counter” diet pill, (just to illustrate how much misinformation is out there among physicians). There are also no reported cases of serious cardiac arrhythmias, or cardiomyopathies associated with phentermine.
Dr. Eric Thorn
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Cardiologist and Obesity Medicine Specialist.