ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 161-164

Prevalence of vasovagal syncope following bariatric surgery


1 Colorectal Research Chair, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University; Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Colorectal Research Chair, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Cardiac Sciences, College of Medicine, King Saud University and King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Prince Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
6 Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Omar A Al Obeed
Colorectal Research Chair, Department of Surgery, King Khalid University Hospital College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 7805 (37), Riyadh 11472
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_922_20

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Background: Obesity is a major global public health problem. Observational studies have shown an increasing incidence of syncope and pre-syncope following bariatric surgery in obese patients. However, there is paucity of the true incidence of syncope following bariatrics sugary in the literature. Methods: We have randomly surveyed 200 patients who underwent bariatric surgery between 2016-2018 using Calgary Syncope Score (CSS). Results: Of the 200 patients enrolled, 107 (53.5%) were female with 167 patients (83.5%) between 18 and 50 years of age. The most-reported comorbidities were diabetes mellitus 26 (13%) hypertension 25 (12.5%) and pulmonary disease 18 (9%). The majority 98 (49%) of the patients had pre-operative body mass index (BMI) of 40–50 kg/m2, and most of them had laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Sixty-two (31%) patients had vasovagal syncope (VVS), 52 (26%) patients had non-VVS and 86 (43%) had no syncope. Conclusion: Vasovagal syncope in patients following bariatric sugary is quite common and affects 15% of bariatric patients in our series in the first year postoperatively. Further randomized controlled trials are required to prove our results.


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