Review of Interventional Repair for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

December 2006
Journal of Interventional Cardiology;Dec2006, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p530
Academic Journal
Abdominal aortic aneurysm is associated with high mortality rate. For over 50 years, open surgical repair was the standard approach for large aneurysms. However, over the past decade, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has emerged as a viable alternative. EVAR is associated with lower operative and short-term morbidity and mortality and similar long-term survival (up to 4 years) compared with surgical repair. Endoleak remains a significant limitation associated with aneurysm expansion and reintervention. With newer, more versatile endograft designs, improvements in durability, and better surveillance techniques, the utilization of EVAR is likely to continue to expand.


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