Response by O’Byrne et al to Letter 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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We thank Drs Galyfos and Filis for their letter regarding our article.1 We acknowledge the tremendous effort to study the association of body mass index and outcomes following surgery in older adults. The population of young patients with congenital heart disease, although diverse, is distinctly different from older adults with acquired cardiovascular disease. The natural histories …