Anaesthesia for open abdominal aortic surgery

Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Alastair Duncan, Adam PichelAbstractThe prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and the number of patients undergoing aneurysm repair is increasing. The UK has worked tirelessly to reduce its operative mortality rates for elective open AAA repair with the introduction of a quality improvement programme. Reducing death from ruptured aortic aneurysm has been the focus of the national screening programme. Despite the increased prevalence of disease and intervention, the popularity of open repair has diminished since the advent of endovascular repair (EVAR). The short-term benefits of EVAR when compared to open repair are well described; however, the long-term survival benefits, freedom form re-intervention and cost effectiveness of EVAR are not proven. The choice of technique for emergency AAA repair is contentious, with the more traditional approach of open repair being rapidly overtaken by endovascular options. In this article we provide an overview of the evidence supporting the different treatment options, outline current approaches to risk stratification, describe the key physiological changes that occur during open repair and describe an overview of the approach to perioperative management.
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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The objective of this study was to compare 30-day postoperative mortality for patients undergoing endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) using locoregional vs general anesthesia. Unlike the open approach, endovascular repair of rAAA can be performed using either locoregional or general anesthesia. We hypothesize that mortality after endovascular repair of rAAA is lower when locoregional rather than general anesthesia is used.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Short-stay EVAR pathways are safe and acceptable to patients. With appropriate selection of motivated patients, successful expedited discharge can be achieved with limited readmissions, thus facilitating increased resource efficiency and cost savings for healthcare providers. PMID: 30994308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) Source Type: research
We present the key components of emergency anaesthesia for both OAR and EVAR and describe clinical dilemmas arising at preoperative and intraoperative stages.
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 March 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): John Barrett, Sian JonesAbstractA patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm can have surgical management through either an open or endovascular approach. The use of an endovascular approach has benefits for the patient by being a less invasive approach with initially lower mortality and morbidity and lower lengths of hospital stay, although longer term outcomes match open techniques. The endovascular technique requires more specialist equipment, including stents and imaging equipment. In the UK they are usually perfor...
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is an accepted approach for patients presenting with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) and suitable anatomy. The effect of anesthesia modality on mortality outcomes in rAAA has not been well described. Using the Vascular Quality Initiative database, this study compares local anesthesia (LA) vs general anesthesia (GA) in EVAR for rAAA.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research
Background: The post-hoc subgroup analysis of a large randomized controlled trial, alongside a single case series, has suggested a potential benefit from managing ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) with endovascular repair (EVAR) using local anaesthesia (LA) rather than general anaesthesia (GA). The uptake and outcomes of this technique in everyday clinical practice are as yet unknown.
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is used increasingly in the management of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), including in the emergency setting for ruptured AAA. The lower mortality among patients undergoing emergency EVAR under local anesthesia (LA) observed in the Immediate Management of Patients with Rupture: Open Versus Endovascular Repair trial has sparked renewed interest in the anesthesia choice for EVAR. This systematic review evaluates the effect of mode of anesthesia on outcomes after EVAR.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: British Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review discusses the benefits of a completely percutaneous approach to endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), and provides an outline as to how this is performed by a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at a quaternary care community hospital.Recent FindingsPercutaneous endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (PEVAR) as compared to EVAR utilizing surgical femoral artery exposure is associated with a significant reduction in operation time, length of stay, access site complications, patient discomfort, and procedural cost. Furthermore, PEVAR may be the preferred...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to describe the mortality effect of utilization of local or regional anesthesia in lieu of general anesthesia in the endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAAs).
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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