Description

Substantial and durable weight loss achieved with bariatric surgery can improve cardiac metabolism, function, workload, and geometry. In this session, four well-known cardiologists will give 15-minute lectures on the role of bariatric surgery in the primary and secondary prevention of different cardiovascular diseases, followed by a 30-minute panel discussion.

Learning Objectives

To learn the protective role of weight loss and bariatric surgery in risk education for different cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerotic heart disease, heart failure (HFrEF and HFpEF), and atrial fibrillation. To discuss how bariatric surgery can be implemented in the care of patients with heart disease. To understand the current knowledge gap in the field.


1:30pm Cardiovascular Benefits of Weight Loss
1:45pm Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Bariatric Surgery
Ali Aminian, MD FACS FASMBS
2:00pm Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Bariatric Surgery
Tammy Kindel, MD/PhD
2:15pm Peri-Operative Optimization and Considerations in High-Risk Cardiac Patients
Rola Khedraki
2:30pm Operative Considerations in High-Risk Cardiac Patients
Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD
2:45pm Panel Discussion
3:00pm Adjourn