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Tachyarrhythmia due to atrial fibrillation in an intragastric balloon carrier: coincidence or consequence?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15946468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A morbidly obese patient is reported who underwent insertion of a BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB) as a pre-surgical procedure (ie. prior to restrictive gastric banding). While carrying the BIB, the patient suffered an episode of severe supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (atrial fibrillation). Although such an event is not definitely correlated to the BIB, the episode led us to modify the pre-treatment protocol, introducing dynamic Holter ECG into the work-up investigations and excluding subjects with a pathological cardiac rhythm.
Francesco Puglisi; Palma Capuano; Nicola Veneziani; Pierluigi Lobascio; Angela D Di Franco; Giuseppe Lograno; Onofrio Caputi Iambrenghi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0960-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-10     Completed Date:  2005-08-02     Revised Date:  2007-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  716-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
DETO, Section of General Surgery and Trapianto di Fegato, University of Bari, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology*
Gastric Balloon / adverse effects*
Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
Tachycardia / etiology*

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