Rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) carries a high morbidity and mortality despite vast improvements in the care of critically ill patients over the past two decades. Between 50% and 80% of all patients with ruptured AAA do not survive. Endovascular treatment of ruptured AAA has recently become popularized because of its purported advantages to open repair in terms of mortality and morbidity due to its minimally invasive approach. The tabular review herein presented is the second part of our series on endovascular therapy for AAA. Similar to part 1, which emphasized elective procedures, we summarize the results of the world's literature for ruptured endovascular AAA repair in table format to serve as a comprehensive and concise search tool to be utilized in the vascular surgeon's and endovascular specialist's practice.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine