Bariatric Surgery and Heart Transplantation Outcomes: A Note of Caution

Obesity characterized by a body mass index (BMI)> 35 kg/m2 is associated with increased morbidity and mortality after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT)1. This degree of obesity (classified as Class 2 or higher) results in longer wait times and reduced likelihood of matching a suitable organ donor.2 Consequently, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation guidelines for listing candidates for OHT recommend a goal BMI of less than 35 kg/m2, and suggest that durable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) may be used as a bridge to candidacy with goal directed weight loss.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Anecdotes, Comments and Opinions Source Type: research

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