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INTRODUCTION: Bariatric surgery is effective in reversing adverse cardiac remodelling in obesity. However, it is unclear whether the three commonly performed operations; Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) are equal in their ability to reverse remodelling. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients underwent CMR to assess left ventricular mass (LVM), LV mass:volume ratio (LVMVR) and LV eccentricity index (LVei) before and after bariatric surgery (26 RYGB, 22 LSG and 10 LAGB), including 46 with short-term (median 251-273 days) and 43 with longer-term (median 983-1027 days) follow-up. Abdominal visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) were also assessed. RESULTS: All three procedures resulted in significant decreases in excess body weight (48-70%). Percentage change in VAT and EAT was significantly greater following RYGB and LSG compared to LAGB at both timepoints (VAT:RYGB -47% and -57%, LSG -47% and -54%, LAGB -31% and -25%; EAT:RYGB -13% and -14%, LSG -16% and -19%, LAGB -5% and -5%). Patients undergoing LAGB, whilst having reduced LVM (-1% and -4%), had a smaller decrease at both short (RYGB: -8%, p 

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