From Brazil: BP Control Improved With Gastric Bypass in Patients With Obesity, Hypertension

For individuals with obesity and hypertension, bariatric surgery is associated with improved hypertension control, according to a study published in the Feb. 13 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Carlos A. Schiavon, M.D., from the Heart Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, and colleagues determined the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on hypertension control and remission in a randomized clinical trial involving individuals with obesity grade 1 or 2 plus hypertension. One hundred individuals were assigned to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) combined with medical therapy (MT) or MT alone.

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