Letter by Galyfos and Filis Regarding Article, “Effect of Obesity and Underweight Status on Perioperative Outcomes of Congenital Heart Operations in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: An Analysis of Data From the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database”
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To the Editor:
We read with great interest the study by O’Byrne et al,1 where underweight and obese young patients undergoing congenital heart operations were associated with an increased risk for perioperative adverse events. However, some points need to be addressed.
First, the authors found that both groups were associated with increased operative mortality (P=0.04) and composite outcomes (P<0.0001) risks. However, …