Cardiac Arrest During Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in a Bariatric Patient with Drug-Associated Long QT Syndrome OBESITY SURGERY Woodard, G., Brodsky, J. B., Morton, J. M. 2011; 21 (1): 134-137


Obese patients often may demonstrate an acquired prolonged QTc interval due to alteration in cardiac physiology, electrolyte disturbances, and/or medication use. Intraoperatively, bariatric surgery may further contribute additional cardiac stressors to obese patients with long QT syndrome (LQTS). We present a case report of an obese woman with LQTS who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and sustained an intraoperative cardiac arrest. We discuss identification, prevention, and treatment strategies for LQTS in the bariatric surgery patient.

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