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Bariatric Surgery Tied to Fewer Cerebrovascular Events

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.