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ISET 2013: EVAR or Surgery for AAA Repair?

The Particulars: Patients who suffer a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and make it to the hospital alive often undergo either open surgical repair or endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Data comparing survival rates following these procedures is lacking.

Data Breakdown: Researchers compared survival after AAA repair in 75 patients who underwent open surgery and 31 who received EVAR. Surgical patients had a 30-day mortality of 65%, compared with a 32% rate for EVAR patients. At 1 year, 12.5% of open surgery patients had survived, compared with 56.0% for those receiving EVAR. Most patients involved in the analysis died from co-existing conditions.

Take Home Pearl: Survival among patients with ruptured AAAs appears to be more significantly higher among EVAR recipients than those receiving open surgery.

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From our CME partner, AKH Inc.

CME: Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease
CME Credit: 1.0 hour activity

The content of this activity was initially presented live at the 2014 ISSFAL Congress held in Stockholm, Sweden.  Topics Include Mediterranean Diet, Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM), DHA Fatty Acid, and Omega-3 Index in Heart Failure Patients.

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