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Deaths after elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm fall to all time low

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 12 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6092
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Survival rates among patients undergoing elective surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm in England and Wales have improved substantially in the past few years, a national audit has found.1

Of the 12 000 patients who had an elective operation to repair an aneurysm from 2012 to 2014, the proportion who died in hospital after surgery was 1.5%. From 2010 to 2012, 2.4% of patients died after surgery to repair an aneurysm; the rate 10 …

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