The study by Dr Lim et al indicates that the detrimental impacts of sarcopenia in cardiac surgery may be mitigated by minimally invasive techniques, which needs validation by further studies.
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Published online: December 05, 2021
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- Impact of Sarcopenia on Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Cardiac SurgerySeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 35Issue 1
- PreviewSarcopenia is an objective marker of poor outcome following cardiac surgery through median sternotomy. However, the clinical impact of sarcopenia after minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) has not been well established. This study aimed to analyze the influence of sarcopenia on the early and late outcomes following MICS. We retrospectively examined 1248 patients who underwent MICS via right mini-thoracotomy or upper sternotomy between February 2009 and April 2020. Patients older than 65 years who underwent preoperative computed tomography were enrolled.