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Minimally invasive treatment for ruptured aneurysm: Safe, reduces mortality
Date:3/25/2012

who received open surgery stayed almost 14 days. While 35 percent of patients were able to go home without requiring further in-patient rehabilitation after endovascular repair, only 22 percent of those who received open surgery were discharged to their homes. Interestingly, regardless of the type of repair, women had worse outcomes compared to men after the procedure.

"Endovascular aortic repair involves less recovery time and fewer discharges to in-patient care facilities, potentially saving insurers, institutions and individuals money," he added.

"Interventional radiology has made enormous contributions to the progress of modern medicine in the last few decades. No other group of specialists have contributed so many innovations, especially in the field of minimally invasive therapy, for such a broad range of diseases in such a short period of time. Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair has been one of those great innovations," said Mohan. "I believe endovascular aortic repair will be the procedure of choice for emergency treatment of ruptured aneurysms in the future. It has proven valuable and it saves lives," he added.


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