Epidemiology of aortic aneurysm repair in the United States from 2000 to 2010.

@article{Dua2014EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of aortic aneurysm repair in the United States from 2000 to 2010.},
  author={Anahita Dua and Sreyram Kuy and Cheong Jun Lee and Gilbert R. Upchurch and Sapan S. Desai},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={1512-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Broad application of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has led to a rapid decline in open aneurysm repair (OAR) and improved patient survival, albeit at a higher overall cost of care. The aim of this report is to evaluate national trends in the incidence of unruptured and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), their management by EVAR and OAR, and to compare overall patient characteristics and clinical outcomes between these two approaches. METHODS A retrospective analysis of… CONTINUE READING
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