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Title: Feasibility of preoperative computer tomography in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: a time-to-death study in patients without operation.
Authors: Lloyd, GM
Bown, MJ
Norwood, MG
Deb, R
Fishwick, G
Bell, PR
Sayers, RD
First Published: Apr-2004
Citation: J VASC SURG, 2004, 39 (4), pp. 788-791
Abstract: Despite advances in surgery, anaesthesia, and critical care, mortality from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) has not decreased over the last 20 years. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of ruptured AAAs is an alternative to open repair, which may improve outcome. However, a computed tomography (CT) scan is usually required to assess the anatomic suitability of the aneurysm for EVAR. This may result in delay in transferring patients to the operating room. We evaluated all patients admitted to hospital with a ruptured AAA who died without undergoing surgery, to determine time to death after AAA rupture and thus the potential time available for obtaining a CT scan.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jvs.2003.11.041
ISSN: 0741-5214
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

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