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ea0020p352 | Diabetes and Cardiovascular | ECE2009

Coronary heart disease risk reduction in obese patients submitted to adjustable gastric band

Duarte Leone , Silva-Nunes Jose , Lopes Ana-Filipa , Santos Cristina , Coutinho Jose-Mario , Botelho Maria-Manuel , Albuquerque Antonio , Malheiro Fernando

Background: Obesity is related to an increased cardiovascular risk, namely coronary heart disease risk (CHDr). Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is frequently associated with obesity and, by itself, is an important CHDr factor. Interventions that induce weight loss would be expected to attenuate CHDr in obese patients.Aims: To evaluate variation in cardiovascular risk profile one year after adjustable gastric banding (AGB), in obese patients (with and without T2D); ...