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Obesity-related hypertension and its remission following gastric bypass surgery - A review of the mechanisms and predictive factors.
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PMID:  23244451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
It is well established that hypertension and obesity appear to be associated. The exact mechanism by which they are linked is unclear and remains a topic of a great deal of research. Current NICE guidelines recommend that patients with a BMI in excess of 35 kg/m(2) should be considered for bariatric surgery if they have a concomitant obesity-associated condition, of which hypertension is one. The commonest bariatric procedure in the UK is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which has been shown to result in long-standing remission of hypertension in up to 93% of patients. This paper summarizes the existing literature on the main theories as to how obesity leads to hypertension as well as the literature concerning the effects of gastric bypass surgery on hypertension.
Simon Timothy Adams; Mohamed Salhab; Zeiad Ihsan Hussain; Glenn V Miller; Stephen H Leveson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-18
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Title:  Blood pressure     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-1999     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Press.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9301454     Medline TA:  Blood Press     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of General Surgery, York Hospital, Wigginton Road , York YO318HE , UK.
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