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Title: Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the geriatric population.
Authors: Saratzis, Athanasios
Mohamed, Saif
First Published: Sep-2012
Publisher: Science Press
Citation: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 2012, 9 (3), pp. 285-291
Abstract: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a relatively common pathology among the elderly. More people above the age of 80 will have to undergo treatment of an AAA in the future. This review aims to summarize the literature focusing on endovascular repair of AAA in the geriatric population. A systematic review of the literature was performed, including results from endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) registries and studies comparing open repair and EVAR in those above the age of 80. A total of 15 studies were identified. EVAR in this population is efficient with a success rate exceeding 90% in all cases, and safe, with early mortality and morbidity being superior among patients undergoing EVAR against open repair. Late survival can be as high as 95% after 5 years. Aneurysm-related death over long-term follow-up was low after EVAR, ranging from 0 to 3.4%. Endovascular repair can be offered safely in the geriatric population and seems to compare favourably with open repair in all studies in the literature to date.
DOI Link: 10.3724/SP.J.1263.2012.06271
ISSN: 1671-5411
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright (C) the authors. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported License (, which allows readers to alter, transform, or build upon the article and then distribute the resulting work under the same or similar license to this one. The work must be attributed back to the original author and commercial use is not permitted without specific permission.
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