Complete ten-year follow-up after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: survival and causes of death.

@article{Wibmer2012CompleteTF,
  title={Complete ten-year follow-up after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: survival and causes of death.},
  author={Andreas G. Wibmer and Richard Nolz and H. Teufelsbauer and Georg Kretschmer and Alexander M. Prusa and Martin A. Funovics and Johannes Lammer and Maria Schoder},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={1203-6}
}
PURPOSE To analyze the hazard and causes of death after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms during a complete ten year follow-up. METHODS This is a retrospective clinical study of 130 consecutive patients undergoing EVAR between 1995 and 1998. One-hundred twenty-one patients (93.1%) were treated with first-generation stentgrafts and nine patients (6.9%) received second-generation devices. All patients completed a follow-up of at least 10 years, unless death… CONTINUE READING

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