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Outcome and survival of patients aged 75 years and older compared to younger patients after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: do the results justify the effort?

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  1. The Short-term Predictive Value of Vessel Wall Stiffness on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Growth

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  2. Learning Curves and Competences of Vascular Trainees Performing Open Aortic Repair in a Simulation-Based Environment

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  3. Three and two dimensional ultrasound is as accurate as computed tomography in aortic sac assessment after endovascular aortic repair

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  4. In Situ Vein Bypass Is Superior to Endovascular Treatment of Femoropopliteal Lesions in Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia

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  1. Carotid plaque thickness is increased in chronic kidney disease and associated with carotid and coronary calcification

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  2. The Short-term Predictive Value of Vessel Wall Stiffness on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Growth

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  3. Three-dimensional ultrasound improves identification of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms reaching the threshold for repair

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We evaluated early mortality (or=0.150 mmol/L in elderly patients with RAAA (p <0.01) were identified to be significant risk factors for operative mortality. We did not encounter significant differences in the distribution of other risk factors in the group of elderly patients compared to the younger group. Between the survivors of the two groups, there were no significant differences in the total length of stay (LOS) and the LOS in the intensive care unit. Advanced age (>or=75) and the combination of this advanced age and serum creatinine of >or=0.150 mmol/L were the only significant (p <0.05) preoperative risk factors in our single-center study. However, we believe that treatment for RAAA can be justified in elderly patients. In our experience, surgical open repair has been life-saving in 33% of patients aged 75 years and older, at a relatively low price for each life, estimated at euro 40,409.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume23
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)469-77
Number of pages9
ISSN0890-5096
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Publication statusPublished - 2009

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