Midterm results of endovascular infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in high-risk patients

A. David Nagpal, Thomas L. Forbes, Teresa V. Novick, Marge B. Lovell, Stewart W. Kribs, D. Kirk Lawlor, Kenneth A. Harris, Guy DeRose

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Abstract

Short-term and midterm clinical outcomes after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) have been well documented. Evaluation of longer term outcomes is now possible. Here we describe our initial 100 high-risk patients treated with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), all with a minimum of 5 years of follow-up. A retrospective review of prospectively recorded data in a departmental database was undertaken for the first 100 consecutive EVAR patients with a minimum of 5 years (range, 60-105 months) of follow-up performed between December 1997 and June 2001. Information was obtained from surgical follow-up visits and family doctors' offices. Endovascular repair of AAA in high-risk patients can be achieved with acceptably low postoperative mortality and morbidity. Longer term results in this high-risk cohort suggest that EVAR is effective in preventing aneurysm-related deaths at 5 years and beyond. All late mortalities were due to patients' comorbid diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-309
Number of pages9
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 5-year clinical outcomes
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Endoleak
  • Endovascular surgery
  • High risk

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