Key clinical point: Among obese people, bariatric surgery was linked with a reduced rate of cerebrovascular events.
Major finding: The incidence of cerebrovascular events was 65% lower in obese people who underwent bariatric surgery compared with those without surgery.
Study details: Retrospective, cohort review of 8,424 obese people in a U.K. national database.
Disclosures: Dr. Ardissino had no disclosures.
Ardissino M. AHA 2019, Abstract 335.