Endovascular strategy or open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: one-year outcomes from the IMPROVE randomized trial

  title={Endovascular strategy or open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: one-year outcomes from the IMPROVE randomized trial},
  author={Tajek B. Hassan and Fionna P Moore and Chee Voon Soong and Francine Heatley and Aisha Anjum and Gosia Kalinowska and Michael J Sweeting and Janet T. Powell and Manuel Gomes and Roger M. Greenhalgh and Richard Grieve and R J Hinchliffe and Simon Giles Thompson and Pinar Ulug and Ian Roberts and Peter R. F. Bell and Anne Cheetham and Jenny Stephany and Charles Warlow and Peter Lamont and Jonathan Moss and J. P. F. Tijssen and Bruce D. Braithwaite and Anthony N. Nicholson and Matthew M. Thompson and Luke M. C. Thompson and Nicholas J. W. Cheshire and Jonathan Boyle and Ferdinand Serracino-Inglott and Rachel Bell and Noel Wilson and Matt J. Bown and Martin Dennis and Meryl Davis and Ray Ashleigh and Simon Howell and Michael Graham Wyatt and Domenico Valenti and Paul Bachoo and Paul N. Walker and S Macsweeney and Jonathan N. Davies and Dynesh Rittoo and Simon D. Parvin and Waquar Yusuf and Colin Nice and Ian Clifford Chetter and Adam Howard and Patrick Chong and Raj Bhat and David McLain and Andrew Gordon and Ian Lane and Simon D Hobbs and Woolagasen Pillay and Timothy Rowlands and Amin M. El-Tahir and John Asquith and Steve Cavanagh and Luc A. Dubois and Thomas L. Forbes and Emily Ashworth and Sara Baker and Hashem Barakat and Claire Brady and Joanne McDaid Robert L. Brown and Christine Bufton and Tina Chance and Angela Chrisopoulou and Marie Cockell and Andrea Croucher and Leela Dabee and Nikki Dewhirst and Jo Evans and Andy Gibson and Siobhan Gorst and Moira Gough and Lynne Graves and Michelle Frances Griffin and Josie Hatfield and Florence Hogg and Susannah Howard and C{\'i}an Hughes and David J. Metcalfe and Michelle Lapworth and I Peter Massey and Teresa Novick and Gareth N Owen and Noala Parr and David Pintar and Sarah A. Spencer and Claire Thomson and Orla Thunder and T Wallace and Sue M Ward and Vera Wealleans and Lesley Wilson and Janet Woods and Ting Ting Zheng},
  booktitle={European heart journal},
AIMS To report the longer term outcomes following either a strategy of endovascular repair first or open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, which are necessary for both patient and clinical decision-making. METHODS AND RESULTS This pragmatic multicentre (29 UK and 1 Canada) trial randomized 613 patients with a clinical diagnosis of ruptured aneurysm; 316 to an endovascular first strategy (if aortic morphology is suitable, open repair if not) and 297 to open repair. The principal 1… CONTINUE READING