The long-term follow-up results of elective surgical treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms.

@article{Mukai2002TheLF,
  title={The long-term follow-up results of elective surgical treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={Sukemasa Mukai and Hideki Yao and Takashi Miyamoto and Mitsuhiro Yamamura and Takashi Nakagawa and Masaaki Ryomoto},
  journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          38-41
        }
}
This study was aimed at evaluating early and long-term follow-up results of surgical reconstruction of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). A consecutive series of 392 patients who underwent elective abdominal aortic repair from 1974 to 2000 was reviewed retrospectively. The mean age was 69.8 years (range 34-90), with 329 males and 63 females. The hospital mortality rate was 3.8% (15/392). Of the 203 patients that died during the follow-up period, 28% (56/203) were due to… CONTINUE READING

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