Outcomes After Elective Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Nationwide Danish Cohort Study 2007-2010

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes after treatment for asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in Denmark in a period when both open surgery (OR) and endoluminal repair (EVAR) have been routine procedures. METHODS: We performed a retrospective nationwide cohort study of patients treated for asymptomatic AAA between 2007 and 2010. Data on demographics, procedural data, perioperative complications, length of stay (LOS), 30-day reinterventions and readmissions, late aneurysm and procedure-related complications and mortality were obtained from the Danish Vascular Registry and the Danish National Patient Register. RESULTS: 525 EVAR and 1176 OR for asymptomatic AAA were identified. LOS was shorter after EVAR than OR (4 vs. 7 days, p 
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Vol/bind46
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)57-64
Antal sider8
ISSN1078-5884
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 15 maj 2013

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