Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Heart attack risk factors reduced in the long-term after gastric bypass
Bariatric surgery reduces the long-term chance of a heart attack, according to another study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Before, doctors agreed that bariatric surgery cuts down heart attack risk in the short term, but this study followed patients for up to 7 years.
All the patients in the study were examined before and after gastric bypass, with special emphasis on cardiac risk factors. Besides an average weight loss of 81 pounds, these patients noticed an improvement in cardiac risk factors after 7 years. Examples include: lower total cholesterol, a rise in good cholesterol, reduced bad cholesterol, and fewer triglycerides.
This is just another benefit for those wanting to reclaim their lives by getting bariatric surgery. Dr. Feiz and his associates are experts in procedures like gastric sleeve and lap band in Los Angeles. If you're concerned for your health and you think weight loss surgery can help, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Feiz at 310 855-8058.