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Current status of the treatment of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms

Linda J Wang, Anand M Prabhakar, Christopher J Kwolek
Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy 2018, 8 (Suppl 1): S191-S199
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Aortic aneurysms are the 13th leading cause of death in the United States. While aneurysms can occur along the entire length of the aorta, the infrarenal location is the most common. Targeted ultrasound screening has been found to be an effective and economical means of preventing aortic aneurysm rupture. The indication for repair includes either symptomatic aneurysms or aneurysms with a diameter greater than 5.4 cm. Treatment options for the repair of infrarenal aortic aneurysms are open surgical repair (OSR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Currently, EVAR is the primary treatment method for the repair of infrarenal aortic aneurysms due to improved short-term morbidity and mortality outcomes. This article is intended to review the current status of the management of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

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