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Effect of Bariatric Surgeries on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Single Institution Retrospective Study

Marya Alsuhaibani, Amjad Alharbi, Abdullah A. Alshehri, Essam A. Alghamdi, Raneen K. Aljehani, Soha Elmorsy, Jasser Alshehri, Ali Almontashery.


Background and Aim: Recently bariatric surgeries became trend for obese individuals. As known obesity is major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. We aim to describe effect of bariatric surgeries on cardiovascular risk factors including glycemic control, lipid profile, blood pressure, and weight for patients registered at tertiary center in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: Retrospective cohort including obese patients who underwent bariatric surgeries at King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah between 2013 and February 2016.

Results: Total of 566 patients aged 34.8±10.2 years at time of operation. More than half were females (58.1%). Almost all patients underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (95.9%). Diabetes and hypertension were the most prevalent comorbidities (24.8% and 18.9%, respectively). There is significant reduction in mean Body Mass Index from 47.6 kg/m2 to 31.8 kg/m2 and in Glycosylated Hemoglobin from 6.8% to 5.7% at 24 months of follow-up (p

Key words: Bariatric Surgeries, Cardiovascular Risk, Diabetes, Hypertension

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