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Endovascular repair is worse than open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0-f

Question Is open repair better than endovascular repair for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms?

Synopsis In this multicentre study, patients 60 years and older with abdominal aortic aneurysms at least 5.5 cm in diameter were randomly assigned (masked central allocation) to endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR; n = 543) or traditional open repair (n =539). These patients …

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