Bariatric Tx Linked With Better Cardiac Outcomes Obese patients who underwent surgery had lower rates of MI, PCI, and more


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“Bariatric surgery was tied to significantly lower rates of coronary revascularization and incidence of coronary events, according to a propensity matched analysis.

Patients who underwent bariatric surgery had significantly lower rates of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) at 0.6% vs. 2.3%, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at 0.4% vs 7.8%), coronary catheterization (1.9% vs 8.8%), and MI (1.8% vs 10.0%) versus those who did not have bariatric surgery, reported Alex Michaels, MD, of the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, and colleagues.”

Doesn’t specify which surgeries.