A catheter-based bariatric procedure: Wishful thinking or an intriguing concept

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Abstract

Left gastric artery embolization acutely lowers ghrelin levels and is associated with modest weight loss sustainable for 1 year in morbidly obese patients. The procedure is relative quick, free of access complications when done via the radial artery, but long-term sequelae and the durability of ischemic injury to the fundus of the stomach is uncertain. Present reports provide pilot and proof-of-concept data that should fashion further study, but application to routine practice today is premature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-372
Number of pages2
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume93
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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