Congestive heart failure is a risk factor for venous thromboembolism in bariatric surgery.

@article{Haskins2015CongestiveHF,
  title={Congestive heart failure is a risk factor for venous thromboembolism in bariatric surgery.},
  author={Ivy N Haskins and Richard L. Amdur and Babak Sarani and Khashayar Vaziri},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={1140-5}
}
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major complication of bariatric surgery leading to significant morbidity and mortality. We sought to identify predictive factors that increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) using data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). METHODS Patients undergoing bariatric procedures from 2005-2012 were identified in the NSQIP database. Pretreatment patient characteristics were examined by… CONTINUE READING