Navigation Links
Operation for aneurysm yields nearly normal longevity

Preventive operations are being used more and more often to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms. Even though the operation is now being offered to ever older and sicker patients, the long-term survival of those who have had the operation has improved over the last two decades. This is shown in a major Swedish study in which researchers from Uppsala University examined 12,000 patients. The findings are published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Each year between 700 and 1,000 Swedes die as a result of rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The number of preventive operations is on the rise throughout the Western world, for one thing because the population is growing older and also because with new methods it is possible today to treat older and sicker patients. How patients' long-term survival following the operation has been affected by the fact that older and sicker patients are being operated on has been unclear until now. Long-term survival is not only of great importance to the patient, but also to society, since the operation is a major and costly intervention.

The research team has previously reported that fewer and fewer patients are dying in connection with the operation. In the new study, which is based on the Swedish vascular registry (Swedvasc), the researchers have studied the long-term survival of more than 12,000 patients who underwent operations for abdominal aortic aneurysm in Sweden between 1987 and 2005.

The study shows that on average patients live nine years after the operation, which is only marginally shorter than the normal longevity of Swedes of the same age and sex. Men and patients over the age of 80 had better so-called relative survival than women and patients under 80. The fact that the women did not live as long as the men following the operation is believed be due to the circumstance that women with aortic aneurysm often also have more pronounced atherosclerosis.

"Patients who undergo operations for abdominal aortic aneurysm can look forward to nearly normal longevity," says Kevin Mani, a researcher at the Division of Vascular Surgery at Uppsala University and physician at Uppsala University Hospital. He is the lead author of the study.

"Patients are being treated more and more effectively after the operation, which has improved both the short- and long-term results. This is also good news in terms of the cost of health care: the longer patients survive after the intervention, the more cost-effective the operations are," says Kevin Mani.


Contact: Kevin Mani
Uppsala University

Related medicine news :

1. Millstone Medical Outsourcing Appoints Operations Manager of New Memphis, TN, Facility
2. Sean P. McLaughlin Joins Red Cross as Chief of Operations Support
3. CRH Medical expands Las Vegas operations
4. The NeoStrata Company Appoints a New Vice President of Operations
5. STAAR Surgical Reports Operational Progress
6. Sterling Life Enhances Marketing Operations Controls to Better Serve Medicare Beneficiaries
7. International Law Enforcement Operation Targets Underground Manufacture of Anabolic Steroids
8. Less invasive lymph node biopsy method could spare thousands unnecessary operations
9. American Media Operations, Inc. Files Form 10-Q For First Quarter 2007
10. Mylan Appoints Rajiv Malik as Executive Vice President, Head of Global Technical Operations
11. Novadaq Resumes Normal Business Operations by Securing ICG for SPY
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/28/2015)... Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 28, 2015 , ... ... 30 new fully customizable media panels to choose from, the possibilities are endless. Users ... angle, and more. With the ProPanel: Pulse masking effects, users are sure to get ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to ... out by the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia suggested that ... for head injuries. The article explains that part of the reason for the controversial ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... A team of Swiss doctors has released a report ... has just posted the findings on the website. Click here to read the ... 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated with chemotherapy followed by EPP surgery. Among the ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers just announced a special promotion that will ... their purchase of lice treatment product. In addition, customers will receive a complimentary head ... “Finding lice is a sure way to ruin the holidays, so we encourage all ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community ... 30 (see Table 1-1 ). More than 3.7 billion people under the age ... type 1 (HSV-1), according to WHO's first global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), ... the March of Dimes cheered today,s signature into ... Act of 2015 (S.799), which takes much-needed ... exposed to drugs, such as opioids, and to ... three organizations have worked together leading advocacy efforts ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015 On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, ... against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for product liability ... hip implant device, awarded $11 million in favor ... trial and three days of deliberations, the jury ... defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, and that Wright ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Israel , November 25, 2015 ... KTOV ) (TASE: KTOV), a biopharmaceutical company focused ... treatment of various clinical conditions, today announced the closing ... American Depository Shares ( ADSs ), each representing 20 ... up to 3,158,900 ADSs. The ADSs and warrants were ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: