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Respiratory effects may account for worse survival in women undergoing thoracic aneurysm repair

Key clinical point: Women and men differed significantly in their outcomes after undergoing descending thoracic aortic aneurysm or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Major finding: Women had significantly worse 5-year survival than men undergoing descending thoracic aortic aneurysm or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair (59.7% vs. 66.2%, P =.025).

Study details: A single institution database review of 738 surgery patients.

Disclosures: The authors reported that they had no conflicts of interest.

Citation:

Girardi LN et al. J Vasc Surg 2019;69:1028-35.