Bariatric Surgery and Heart Failure

Condition/Intervention:

  • Heart Failure

Study Name:

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

Summary:

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
Email: laura.sarmiento@cshs.org

Status:

Active

IRB No.:

29045

Date Last Updated:

06/15