Bariatric surgery and atrial fibrillation: Does the end justify the means?

Kadhim Kadhim, Melissa E. Middeldorp, Jeroen M. Hendriks, Dennis H. Lau, Prashanthan Sanders

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This editorial refers to ‘Association between pre-ablation
bariatric surgery and atrial fibrillation recurrence in morbidly
obese patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation’
by E.Donnellan et al., on pages 1476–1483.
The epidemiological link between obesity and atrial fibrillation (AF) is
well established, with the upsurge in prevalence of both conditions
reaching epidemic proportions.1 Obesity is independently predictive
of AF development and is associated with increased incidence of
cardiovascular risk factors including diabetes, hypertension, vascular
disease, and sleep-disordered breathing
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1454-1456
Number of pages3
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • bariatric surgery
  • atrial fibrillation
  • morbidly obese patients


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