From the USA: Bariatric Surgery Tied to Higher Short-Term Risk for Venous Thromboembolism

In the short term, bariatric surgery is associated with a greater risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), but in the long-term, it is associated with lower risk, according to a study published online April 30 in Obesity Surgery.

Laura B. Harrington, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, and colleagues evaluated the association between bariatric surgery and long-term VTE risk. The analysis included 30,171 adults with body mass index ≥35 kg/m2 who underwent bariatric surgery (January 2005 to September 2015) and 218,961 matched nonsurgical patients.

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