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Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm is cost-effective and also improves survival

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eMediNexus    25 November 2017

At three years compared with traditional open surgery an endovascular repair of suspected ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm was associated with a survival advantage a gain in quality adjusted life years QALYs similar levels of reintervention and reduced costs and this strategy was cost effective. These 3 year results of the IMPROVE trial are published online in the BMJ on November 14 2017.

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