Tachyarrhythmia due to Atrial Fibrillation in an Intragastric Balloon Carrier: Coincidence or Consequence?
Authors: Puglisi, Francesco; Capuano, Palma; Veneziani, Nicola; Lobascio, Pierluigi; Di Franco, Angela; Lograno, Giuseppe; Iambrenghi, Onofrio
Source: Obesity Surgery, Volume 15, Number 5, May 2005 , pp. 716-718(3)
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 2005