Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in high-risk and elderly patients.

  title={Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in high-risk and elderly patients.},
  author={Patrick J Geraghty and Gregorio A. Sicard},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={44 4},
Elective open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a proven surgical therapy with acceptable rates of perioperative mortality. Open AAA repair in elderly and high-risk patients, however, carries a significantly greater risk of surgical mortality and perioperative complications. Given the steady increase of life expectancy in developed nations, assessment of surgical outcomes and clarification of the role of emerging therapies in the aging population are of significant interest to the… CONTINUE READING