Fitness plus American Society of Anesthesiologists grade improve outcome prediction after endovascular aneurysm repair.

BACKGROUND Although the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grade was established for statistical purposes, it is often used prognostically. However, older patients undergoing elective surgery are typically ASA III, which limits patient stratification. We look at the prognostic effect on early complications and survival of using ASA and self… CONTINUE READING