First long-term evidence supporting endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Jeffrey E. Indes, Bart E. Muhs, Alan Dardik

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Abstract

The traditional method of treating abdominal aortic aneurysms with open surgical repair has been steadily replaced by endovascular repair, thought to be a more minimally invasive approach. It is not known, however, whether the endovascular approach is truly less invasive for operative physiology; in addition, this approach has a different spectrum of complications. As such, it is uncertain whether elective endovascular repair of nonruptured aortic aneurysms reduces long-term morbidity and mortality compared with traditional open approaches. In this article, the authors evaluate a recent publication investigating long-term outcomes of a prospective randomized multicenter trial evaluating patients with asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms treated with either endovascular or open repair, and discuss the results in the context of current evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-402
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AAA
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • aneurysm
  • endovascular repair
  • long-term follow-up
  • open repair
  • OVER trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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