Jacobs Journal of Obesity

Pulmonary Hypertension Is Not an Absolute Contraindication for Bariatric Surgery

*Jayashree Todkkar
Department Of Obesity, India

*Corresponding Author:
Jayashree Todkkar
Department Of Obesity, India
Email:jayatodkar@gmail.com

Published on: 2019-04-30

Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension is often considered as a contraindication for bariatric procedures. It also contributes greatly to restricted lifestyle of morbidly obese patients. In morbidly obese patients it is usually associated with restrictive airway disease due to obesity as against primary pulmonary hypertension associated with underlying heart disease. Here we present a case report of patient with morbid obesity with pulmonary hypertension that underwent bariatric surgery

Keywords

Pulmonary, Hypertension,Bariatric Surgery,Obesity

Introduction

Pulmonary hypertension is often considered as a contraindication for bariatric procedures. It also contributes greatly to restricted lifestyle of morbidly obese patients. In morbidly obese patients it is usually associated with restrictive airway disease due to obesity as against primary pulmonary hypertension associated with underlying heart disease. Here we present a case report of patient with morbid obesity with pulmonary hypertension that underwent bariatric surgery