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Endovascular repair is not worse than open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7524.1081 (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1081
  1. Jeremy Crane, specialist registrar (j.crane@imperial.ac.uk),
  2. Meryl Davies, specialist registrar,
  3. Nick Cheshire, professor of vascular surgery
  1. Regional Vascular Unit, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY
  2. Regional Vascular Unit, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY

    EDITOR—The title and interpretation of the EVAR trial results in the POEM are misleading and incorrect.1 Mortality figures were quoted both as aneurysm related and all cause deaths. The 30 day mortality was 1.7% in the EVAR group, which is significantly lower than 4.7% in the open repair group. …

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