publication . Article . 2017

effect of bariatric surgery on emergency department visits and hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation

Yuichi J. Shimada; Yusuke Tsugawa; Carlos A. Camargo; David F.M. Brown; Kohei Hasegawa;
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  • Published: 27 Jun 2017 Journal: The American Journal of Cardiology, volume 120, pages 947-952 (issn: 0002-9149, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and obesity are major health problems in the United States. However, little is known about whether bariatric surgery affects AF-related morbidities. This study investigated whether bariatric surgery is associated with short-term and long-term changes in the risk of emergency department (ED) visits or hospitalizations for AF. We performed a self-controlled case series study of obese adults with AF who underwent bariatric surgery by using population-based ED and inpatient databases in California, Florida, and Nebraska from 2005 to 2011. The primary outcome was ED visit or hospitalization for AF. We used conditional logistic regression to c...
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free text keywords: Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Emergency department, Confidence interval, Retrospective cohort study, Medicine, business.industry, business, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Case series, Interquartile range, Atrial fibrillation, medicine.disease, Survival rate
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