Outcomes after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in those > or =80 years of age: recent Veterans Affairs experience.

Abstract

During fiscal years 91-95, 6260 patients underwent 6269 abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Those > or =80 years old comprised 3.7% (n = 231) of the patients. A total of 5833 patients underwent repair of nonruptured AAA: mortality was 4.1% (228/5627) in those <80 and 8.25% (17/206) in those > or =80 years old (p < 0… (More)

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