Bariatric patients have an associated increased morbidity and mortality risk. These are people with diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, and poor pulmonary reserve. In addition, cardiac dysfunction is common in obese individuals including cardiomegaly, both systolic and diastolic dysfunction, and an increase in sudden death.
Frontera is the leading provider of mobile cardiac, pulmonary and vascular diagnostic testing services. We provide pre- and post-operative cardiac and vascular risk assessments in the convenience of the bariatric surgeon's office. Frontera's standard protocol is to perform a Cardiopulmonary Metabolic Exercise Test (CMET) and a resting echocardiogram - this is the gold standard in bariatric care.