Tips on Diagnosis and Management For the Nonbariatric Surgeon

“When patients develop a leak, they will have sustained tachycardia, above 120 [beats per minute] regardless of pain medication or antibiotics. But when the patient has a bleed, their heart rate doesn’t just go up; it also becomes very cyclic, from 80 to 120 to 90 to 110,” said Dr. Rosenthal, the chief of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Fla.

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