Health-related quality-of-life outcomes after open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

OBJECTIVE Endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms is a safe alternative to open aneurysm repair (OAR) in selected patients. The aim of this study was to compare the health-related quality-of-life (HR-QoL) outcomes of patients following EVAR and OAR. METHODS A literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library identified five… (More)