Endovascular Aneurysm Repair: Current and Future Status.

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Abstract

Endovascular aneurysm repair has rapidly expanded since its introduction in the early 1990s. Early experiences were associated with high rates of complications including conversion to open repair. Perioperative morbidity and mortality results have improved but these concerns have been replaced by questions about long-term durability. Gradually, too, these problems have been addressed. Challenges of today include the ability to roll out the endovascular technique to patients with adverse aneurysm morphology. Fenestrated and branch stent-graft technology is in its infancy. Only now are we beginning to fully understand the advantages, limitations, and complications of such technology. This paper outlines some of the concepts and discusses the controversies and challenges facing clinicians involved in endovascular aneurysm surgery today and in the future.

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Authors
  • R Hinchliffe
  • Krassi Ivancev
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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-459
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes