ADULT – Commentary| Volume 35, ISSUE 1, P88-89, March 2023

Commentary: Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery Well Tolerated By Sarcopenia Patients: But This is Only One Side of the Medal !

  • Thierry Carrel
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    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
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Published:December 12, 2021DOI:
      Minimal invasive cardiac valve procedures seem to be beneficial for patients with sarcopenia but frailty may be more adequate to evaluate perioperative risk in severly compromised and older patients.
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      • Impact of Sarcopenia on Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
        Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 35Issue 1
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          Sarcopenia 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.
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