1. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open repair (OR) repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) do not have significantly different 30-day mortality rates.
2. EVAR leads to significantly less renal insufficiency, possibly due to lack of suprarenal clamping.
Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)
Study Rundown: Ruptured AAAs require immediate surgical...
1. The EVAR II trial compared endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair with no intervention in patients unsuitable for the open procedure.
2. There were significantly fewer aneurysm-related deaths in the endovascular group, compared to no intervention.
3. The rates of complication and reintervention were similar to the rates observed in...
1. The EVAR I trial compared the safety and efficacy of endovascular and open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
2. There were no significant differences in all-cause mortality between the two groups.
3. The endovascular group experienced significantly higher rates of graft-related complications and reinterventions.
Original Date of Publication: May 20, 2010