Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients physically ineligible for open repair: very long-term follow-up in the EVAR-2 randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2017; 266: 713-719.

Published: 15th December 2017

Authors: Sweeting MJ, Patel R, Powell J, Greenhalgh RM, for the, EVAR Trial Investigators et al.

Conclusion

Only 23/404 original patients were alive after a mean of 12 years. Survival was similar after EVAR (5.3 per cent) or no EVAR (8.5 per cent), P=0.97. Aneurysm-related death was less common after EVAR: hazard ratio 0.55, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.34 to 0.91, P=0.019.

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