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Obes Surg. 2008 Jun;18(6):750-2. doi: 10.1007/s11695-007-9358-x. Epub 2008 Mar 11.

Cardiac arrest following adjustment of a gastric band.

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Department of Medicine, Birmingham Heartsland Hospital, Heart of England NHS Trust, Bordesley Green, Birmingham B9 5ST, UK.

Abstract

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is an established and popular technique for achieving weight loss in the morbidly obese. It is however not without risks of morbidity and even mortality. The authors present a case report of a 46-year-old female who had a cardiac arrest after adjustment of a gastric band. The pathomechanisms to explain this event are explored and a review of the available literature is undertaken.

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18330659
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10.1007/s11695-007-9358-x
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