Bariatric Surgery and Heart Failure


  • Heart Failure

Study Name:

Observational Review of Clinical Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery


The purpose of this study is to collect information to learn more about outcomes in heart failure patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire. Researchers will use this information to confirm that bariatric surgery, a surgery for weight loss, is safe and effective in patients with heart failure.

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ambulatory outpatients with advanced heart failure that are referred for bariatric surgery
  • Stable medical regimen for the past month
  • Body mass index greater than or equal to 35 kg/m2

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of severe life-shortening co-morbidities or life expectancy less than one year
  • Currently listed for heart transplant
  • Currently requiring inotrope support at home
  • Hospitalization within the past month

Please see complete list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Principal Investigator:

Michele Hamilton, MD

Co-Investigators Include:

Jon Kobashigawa, MD
Jignesh Patel, MD, PhD
Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD

Study Coordinator and Contact:

Laura Sarmiento
Phone: 310-423-4295



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