Cardiac Arrhythmias after Laparoscopic Banding

Michel M P J Reijnen, Ignace M C Janssen

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Abstract

Morbid obesity is associated with various disorders and may effectively be treated by restrictive surgery, such as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). We observed a patient suffering from cardiac arrhythmias following LAGB. These cardiac events were likely evoked by hypokalemia due to persistent vomiting after placement of the band. We describe a case of continuing vomiting following a gastric banding procedure. Causes may include both mechanical, i.e. gastric prolapse, and psychological factors. The present case stresses the need for frequent follow-up for patients after a gastric restrictive operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Cardiac Arrhythmias
Stomach
Vomiting
Hypokalemia
Morbid Obesity
Prolapse
Psychology

Keywords

  • Adjustable gastric banding
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardiac arrhythimia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Laparoscopy
  • Morbid obesity
  • Vomiting

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Reijnen, Michel M P J ; Janssen, Ignace M C. / Cardiac Arrhythmias after Laparoscopic Banding. In: Obesity Surgery. 2004 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 139-141.
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In: Obesity Surgery, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.01.2004, p. 139-141.

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