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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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MARQUEZ, Arturo et al. Framingham score modification with weight loss due to bariatric surgery. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.1, pp.6-10. ISSN 0120-5633.

Objective: To assess the behaviour of different risk factors and Framingham score with weight loss, obtained with bariatric surgery one year after surgery, in an obesity clinic during 2008 and 2011.Modifications of risk factors and global risk of the Framingham score one year after surgery, of a retrospective cohort of 209 patients of the obesity clinic at a University hospital. Changes are expressed as percentages of the decrease with regard to the pre-surgical values, in nominal values. Results: A 48% weight loss and 38% body mass index loss was observed, with a reduction of the Framingham score from 12.4 to 7.6 (35%), moving from an intermediate risk to a low risk (below 10%). A decrease of 14.7% in values of glycohemoglobin, 11.59% in total cholesterol, 7% of LDL cholesterol levels and 31.4% of triglycerides was observed, as well as a 15.3% raise in HDL cholesterol levels. 18% of patients with altered fasting glycaemia stopped taking insulin, glucose levels were reduced by 20% and A1c hemoglobin values were below 5.7 in 23% of the cases. Systolic pressure was reduced by 9.2%, same as the diastolic blood pressure. Conclusions: Surgery is a valid tool for patients were other clinical methods have failed, in order to lose weight and lower the body mass index, as well as reducing the Framingham score and improving the control of comorbidities.

Keywords : Risk factors; Obesity; Surgery.

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