Open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in VA hospitals.

  title={Open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in VA hospitals.},
  author={Ruth Lee Bush and Michael D. Johnson and Tracie C. Collins and William G. Henderson and Shukri F. Khuri and H Yu and Peter H Lin and Alan B. Lumsden and Carol M. Ashton},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={202 4},
BACKGROUND Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), when compared with conventional open surgical repair, has been shown to reduce perioperative morbidity and mortality. We performed a retrospective cohort study with prospectively collected data from the Department of Veterans Affairs to examine outcomes after elective aneurysm repair. STUDY DESIGN We studied 30-day mortality, 1-year survival, and postoperative complications in 1,904 patients who underwent elective abdominal… CONTINUE READING

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