Regional variation in endovascular treatment rate and in-hospital mortality of abdominal aortic aneurysms in Germany.
Conclusions: This study reveals variations in use of EVAR and in-hospital mortality for iAAA treatment in Germany. This may imply that selection of treatment might not only be influenced by patient characteristics, but also by regional location. These results need to be taken into account when discussing centralization of AAA treatment in Germany. PMID: 31779536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In an intuitive retrospective study of 404 endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) patients, Oliveira-Pinto et al.1 investigated the relationship between pre-operative abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) sac luminal volume (i.e. sac volume minus thrombus volume) and aneurysm related morbidity, secondary interventions, and mortality. The authors found that patients in the highest luminal volume quartile had sig nificantly wider, shorter, and more angulated proximal necks. Additionally, these high luminal volume AAAs demonstrated a significantly increased five year risk of AAA related complications which remained robust even a...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a life-threatening disease, and the only curative treatment relies on open or endovascular repair. The decision to treat relies on the evaluation of the risk of AAA growth and rupture, which can be difficult to assess in practice. Artificial intelligence (AI) has revealed new insights into the management of cardiovascular diseases, but its application in AAA has so far been poorly described. The aim of this review was to summarize the current knowledge on the potential applications of AI in patients with AAA.
There is a growing body of literature raising concerns about the long-term durability of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), suggesting that long-term outcomes may be better after open AAA repair. However, the data investigating these long-term outcomes largely originate from early in the endovascular era and therefore do not account for increasing clinical experience and technologic improvements. We investigated whether 4-year outcomes after EVAR and open repair have improved over time.
Increasing experience and improving technology have led to the expansion of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). We investigated whether the 5-year survival after both EVAR and open repair for ruptured AAA changed over the last 14 years.
This study aimed to clarify the impact of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) on clinical outcomes in Japanese patients of advanced age with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA).
ConclusionsWhole-aorta tMIP-CTA on time-resolved imaging is useful for maintaining contrast enhancement and image quality for EVAR planning, and can substantially reduce the amount of CM.
Existing data regarding endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) are conflicting in their findings. The purpose of this paper was to determine the long-term outcomes of EVAR vs open surgical repair (OSR) for treatment of rAAA.
Mycotic aneurysms of the abdominal aorta (MAAA) can be treated by open repair (OR) or endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). This nationwide study provides an overview of the situation of MAAA treatment in The Netherlands in 2016.
ConclusionsAlthough endovascular procedures for repairing juxtarenal AAAs, such as fenestrated EVAR, have been developed, surgical repair is the standard treatment for juxtarenal AAAs. Morbidity and mortality due to open surgery were not higher in the juxtarenal AAA group than in the infrarenal AAA group. Therefore, need for suprarenal clamp should not preclude OSR and also there is continued need for training in surgical exposure of juxtarenal AAA and OSR.
Local market competition has been previously associated with more aggressive surgical decision making. For example, more local competition for organs is associated with acceptance of lower quality kidney offers in transplant surgery. We hypothesized that market competition would be associated with size of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) at time of elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).