Excess body weight is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, elevated cholesterol, and high blood pressure. These conditions can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and heart and kidney damage. Bariatric surgery reduces excess body weight over time, which decreases strain on the heart.
- 75.4% of patients who had gastric bypass surgery experienced complete resolution of high blood pressure.4
- 38.4% of patients who had gastric banding surgery experienced complete resolution of high blood prssure.4
- Changes in diet and exercise after surgery can lead to significant improvement of cardiovascular problems.4