Impact of bariatric surgery on quality of life, functional capacity, and symptoms in patients with heart failure.

@article{Miranda2013ImpactOB,
  title={Impact of bariatric surgery on quality of life, functional capacity, and symptoms in patients with heart failure.},
  author={William R.R. Miranda and John A. Batsis and Michael G. Sarr and Maria L. Collazo-Clavell and Matthew M. Clark and V. K. Somers and Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={1011-5}
}
Obesity is a risk factor for heart failure (HF), but the benefit of weight loss in HF is unknown. We assessed the effects of bariatric surgery (BSx) compared to non-operative treatment for morbid obesity on overall quality of life (QoL), functional capacity, and symptoms in 13 HF patients undergoing BSx and six HF patients treated without surgery. In the BSx group, median age was 62, body mass index (BMI) was 55 kg/m(2), and 5/13 were males; in the non-operative group, median age was 69, BMI… CONTINUE READING

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