Factors affecting survival after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

  title={Factors affecting survival after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.},
  author={Magruder C. Donaldson and Joel M. Rosenberg and C A Bucknam},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={2 4},
To identify the factors affecting the high mortality rates associated with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), a review was made of the records of 81 patients treated surgically between 1972 and 1983. Correlation of data with survival and predictive value of preoperative findings were studied. The mortality rate was 43.2%; there was a 29.2% mortality rate among those surviving the day of surgery. Patient-determined variables associated with deaths included age more than 76 years… CONTINUE READING
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