Propylhexedrine-induced left ventricular dysfunction

C. H. Croft, B. G. Firth, L. D. Hillis

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Abstract

We describe four patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction in association with chronic abuse of the amphetamine analog, propylhexedrine. Propylhexedrine, an alicyclic aliphatic sympathomimetic amine, is classified as an amphetamine because of its closely related chemical structure as well as its similar stimulant and anorexiant effects. It is used in this country stimulant and anorexiant effects. It is used in this country as a nasal decongestant and in Europe as an oral anorectic agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-561
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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  • Internal Medicine

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