Endovascular strategy or open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: one-year outcomes from the IMPROVE randomized trial. Eur Heart J 2015 Apr 7. pii: ehv125.

Published: 20th May 2015

Authors: Grieve R, Gomes M, Sweeting MJ, Ulug P, Hinchliffe RJ, Thompson MM et al et al.

Conclusion

After one year, all-cause mortality was 41.1 per cent for the endovascular strategy and 45.1 per cent after open surgery (P=0.325). EVAR patients were discharged sooner (17 versus 26 days, P<0.001), and had better quality of life, thus making it cost effective: incremental net benefit 4356 euros.

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