Outcomes after endovascular or open repair for degenerative descending thoracic aortic aneurysm using linked hospital data. BJS 2014; 101: 1244-1251.
Published: 22nd July 2014
Authors: R. S. von Allmen, A. Anjum, J. T. Powell
The population‐based effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (
Patients aged over 50 years, without a history of aortic dissection, undergoing repair of a thoracic aortic aneurysm between 2006 and 2011 were assessed using mortality‐linked individual patient data from Hospital Episode Statistics (England). The principal outcomes were 30‐day operative mortality, long‐term survival (5 years) and aortic‐related reinterventions.
Overall, 759 patients underwent thoracic aortic aneurysm repair, mainly for intact aneurysms (618, 81·4 per cent). Median ages of
In England, operative mortality for degenerative descending thoracic aneurysm was similar after either
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