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Valvular regurgitation and surgery associated with fenfluramine use: an analysis of 5743 individuals

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, November 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)

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Title
Valvular regurgitation and surgery associated with fenfluramine use: an analysis of 5743 individuals
Published in
BMC Medicine, November 2008
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-6-34
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Authors

Charles F Dahl, Marvin R Allen, Paul M Urie, Paul N Hopkins

Abstract

Use of fenfluramines for weight loss has been associated with the development of characteristic plaques on cardiac valves causing regurgitation. However, previously published studies of exposure to fenfluramines have been limited by relatively small sample size, short duration of follow-up, and the lack of any estimate of the frequency of subsequent valvular surgery. We performed an observational study of 5743 users of fenfluramines examined by echocardiography between July 1997 and February 2004 in a single large cardiology clinic.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
Germany 1 4%
Unknown 26 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 18%
Student > Bachelor 5 18%
Other 4 14%
Student > Postgraduate 3 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Other 7 25%
Unknown 1 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 64%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Neuroscience 2 7%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 3 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 February 2021.
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#2,884,399
of 17,786,057 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,622
of 2,739 outputs
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#47,516
of 297,830 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#7
of 7 outputs
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