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Is Cardiac Arrest a Common Complication from Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Is it unlikely I'll experience this complication if I have a healthy heart?

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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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