A population-based analysis of endovascular versus open thoracic aortic aneurysm repair.

OBJECTIVE The perioperative outcomes of open surgical and endovascular repair of intact thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) during the last 3 months of 2005 were compared using a national administrative database. METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was used to identify patients undergoing open aneurysm repair (OAR) or endovascular TAA repair (TEVAR) from… CONTINUE READING