Evaluation of Changes in Ventricular Repolarization Parameters in Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Ibisoglu E., Tekin D. D. N., Kızılırmak F., Güneş S. T., Boyraz B., ÖZDENKAYA Y., ...More

Obesity Surgery, vol.31, no.7, pp.3138-3143, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11695-021-05385-y
  • Journal Name: Obesity Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.3138-3143
  • Keywords: Obesity, Surgery, Electrocardiogram, Ventricular arrhythmia, Repolarization
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Weight loss after bariatric surgery has been associated with reduced cardiovascular mortality and overall mortality in obese patients. In this study, we aimed to analyze the changes between pre-operation and post-operation ventricular arrhythmia predictors in patients who underwent bariatric surgery. Materials and Methods: The study included 58 patients who underwent bariatric surgery. We measured QT max, QT min, QRS, JT, and Tp-e intervals, and we estimated Tp-e/QT max, Tp-e/QTc max, Tp-e/JT, Tp-e/JTc rates, QTc max, QTc min, cQTd, and JTc intervals both pre-op and 6 months post-op. Results: Heart rate, PR, QT max, QTc max, QTc min, cQTd, JTc, Tp-e, Tp-e/QT max, Tp-e/QTc max, Tp-e/JT, and Tp-e/JTc values, which were close to the upper limit in the pre-op period, showed statistically significant decreases at 6 months post-op. Conclusion: The results of our study showed that bariatric surgery had positive effects on the regression of ventricular repolarization parameters and the possible development of ventricular arrhythmia.