Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent AFib

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Arterial Fibralation

“I think we know that bariatric surgery does good things for people from a cardiovascular risk profile,” said Dr. Michael Gold, director of cardiology at Medical University of South Carolina, who wasn’t involved in the research. “Now we’re starting to go downstream from that to look at more long-term impacts . . . and atrial fibrillation is one of those. It’s a logical consequence of what we already know.”

The study, from Dr. Yong-Mei Cha and colleagues, was scheduled for presentation Wednesday at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society’s annual conference, in San Francisco. Research presented at scientific meetings typically has not been peer-reviewed or published, and results are considered preliminary. Read more…     facebook like banner

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