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June 22, 2011
According to the 2009 AHA
Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Severely Obese Patients Undergoing Surgery
(p 88)
“With regard to bariatric surgery, laparoscopic _____ clearly has the lowest risk of all of the procedures but is associated with a lower weight loss and lower resolution of comorbidities “
a) adjustable gastric banding
b) gastroplasty
c) gastric bypass
d) BPD/DS (biliopancreatic diversion)

June 21, 2011
According to the 2009 AHA
Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Severely Obese Patients Undergoing Surgery
(p 89)
For coronary artery bypass surgery, severe obesity (aka morbid; BMI >/= 40) is associated with
a) prolonged hospital stay and assisted ventilation
b) increased renal failure
c) increased mortality and (a) and (b)
d) just (a) and (b)

June 20, 2011
According to the 2009 AHA
Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Severely Obese Patients Undergoing Surgery
(p 87)
Grade I Obesity is defined as BMI (kg/m2)
a) 18.5 - 24.9
b) 25.0 - 29.9
c) 30.0 - 34.9
d) none of above; BMI was not used to define obesity
 

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