Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms: factors affecting mortality rates.

@article{Harris1991RupturedAA,
  title={Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms: factors affecting mortality rates.},
  author={Linda M Harris and Ganluca Faggioli and Roman Fiedler and G R Curl and John J. Ricotta},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={812-8; discussion 819-20}
}
Outcome of 113 operations for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms were reviewed to determine the contribution of perioperative events to mortality rates. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors were examined with regard to their influence on early and late deaths. A mortality rate of 64% (72/113) was unrelated to age, gender, and preexistent medical conditions. Death within 48 hours occurred in 42 of 72 patients (58%). Preoperative status, including cardiac arrest, loss of… CONTINUE READING

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