Is it unlikely I'll experience this complication if I have a healthy heart?
Is Cardiac Arrest a Common Complication from Gastric Bypass Surgery?
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Cardiac arrest after gastric bypass surgery
It is extremely unlikely to have a cardiac arrest if you have a healthy heart from gastric bypass surgery. I always recommend that all patients prior to gastric bypass surgery undergo a complete cardiac work-up. In my experience of over 4500 bariatric surgeries I have never had a patient have a cardiac arrest. It is important to choose an experienced bariatric surgery center of excellence surgeon.
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