What randomized controlled trials tell us about endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Alan H Matsumoto
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR 2008, 19 (6): S18-21
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been a revolutionary development in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). However, EVAR has been rapidly embraced by both physicians and patients despite the paucity of Level I evidence demonstrating the long-term benefit of EVAR. The result of the two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing EVAR versus open repair for the treatment of AAAs has provided some insight to the questions surrounding the utility of EVAR. The data and conclusions of these EVAR-related RCTs are briefly reviewed and discussed in this manuscript.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"