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Women having surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm are nearly twice as likely to die as men

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2054 (Published 26 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2054
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Women undergoing surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm have nearly twice the 30 day mortality of men, a systematic review has found.1

Results also showed that fewer women were considered for endovascular repair, and the authors said that the review highlighted the need to improve management of abdominal aortic aneurysm in women.

Current guidelines recommend that elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm in men should be considered once an aneurysm has reached a diameter of …

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