Performance of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in high-risk patients: results from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

@article{Bush2007PerformanceOE,
  title={Performance of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in high-risk patients: results from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.},
  author={Ruth Lee Bush and Michael D. Johnson and Nasim Hedayati and William G. Henderson and Peter H Lin and Alan B. Lumsden},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={227-233; discussion 233-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Recent results after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) have brought into question its value in patients deemed at high-risk for surgical intervention. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) is the largest prospectively collected and validated United States surgical database representing current clinical practice. The purpose of our study was to evaluate outcomes after elective EVAR performed in high-risk veterans… CONTINUE READING