As a practising cardiologist, you know about the challenges of keeping up to date with the latest research results or best practices. The E-journal is a weekly e-mail sent to cardiologists, written by leading experts in Europe, summarising an important topic in cardiology.
|Consider bariatric surgery in obese patients|
Authors: Alegría Barrero A, Alegría Barrero E, Alegría Ezquerra E.
Severe obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Bariatric surgery is the best means to ensure obese patients with effective weight loss. Weight loss in turn improves other risk factors of cardiovascular diseases.
Find here a review of guidelines and the cardiologist's role, indications and tools, pre-operative practice and the results and costs associated with this intervention.
From the Council of Cardiology Practice
Editor in Chief: Prof. Denis Clément EFESC, Gent, Belgium
Co-Editor: Prof. John Camm FESC, London, United Kingdom
Co-Editor: Prof. Luc Piérard FESC, Liège, Belgium
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