Table 6

Apparent etiology of valvulopathy in persons undergoing valvular surgery by gender

Fenfluramine related (n = 25)

Not fenfluramine related (n = 13)



Pathology

Clinical

Pathology

Clinical

Total


Women

16

7

6

2

31

Men

2

0

3

2

7

Totals

18

7

9

4

38


Pathology refers to microscopic examination of valve tissue obtained at surgery. Clinical refers to gross appearance of valve at surgery or clinical evaluation (echocardiographic appearance, findings of rheumatic disease, aortic stenosis, and other recognized valve disease other than fenfluramine-related).

Dahl et al. BMC Medicine 2008 6:34   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-6-34

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