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Is EVAR for ruptured AAA worth revisiting?

Key clinical point: Endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm may have better results than open repair.

Major finding: Overall mortality was 22.6% for EVAR and 33.2% for open repair.

Study details: Analysis of 4,133 patients with ruptured AAA from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2010 to 2016.

Disclosures: Dr. Alharthi has no financial relationships to disclose.


Alharthi S et al. Midwestern Vascular 2019, Abstract 13.