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Table 2 Demographic and clinical data compared between TA group and SA group

From: The use of the Scar Cosmesis Assessment and rating scale to evaluate the cosmetic outcomes of totally thoracoscopic cardiac surgery

Item TA group SA group P
Male/Female 15/17 22/19 0.57
Age (years) 52.49 ± 10.17 51.69 ± 10.69 0.88
Current NYHA (median) II II  
BMI (kg/m2) 22.26 ± 1.51 22.49 ± 1.73 0.64
Mortality 0 0 NS
Morbidity (severe events)
 Embolism 1 0 0.44
 Bleeding Events 2 1 0.58
Poor wound healing 2 2 1.00
Subcutaneous emphysema 2 0 0.18
  1. NYHA class New York Heart Association functional classification, BMI body mass index