SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypertension (WHO group II) is increasingly recognized in obese, metabolically abnormal adults. With more than 35% of the U.S. adult population affected by obesity, this association may be an important comorbid condition requiring longitudinal care. We sought to define average pulmonary pressures and measures of diastolic dysfunction by echocardiogram, and changes in these parameters, in adults undergoing bariatric surgery.