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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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REVIEWS ENDOVASCULAR SECTION - ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT OF ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS: LATEST RESULTS
The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2004 Auguste;45(4):301-6
The AneuRx modular endograft device for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Overview of 7 years of clinical use
Schmittling Z. C., McLafferty R. B., Danetz J. S., Ramsey D. E., Hodgson K. J.
Division of Vascular Surgery Department of Surgery Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Springfield, IL, USA
Open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) has been performed for over 40 years now with good results. However, the procedure continues to be high-risk with numerous potential complications. The AneuRx modular bifurcated endograft was one of the first to be tested to exclude AAAs via an endovascular approach. Data from multiple clinical trials show that treatment of AAAs with the AneuRx device is comparable to open repair with regards to mortality and may have improved short-term and long-term morbidities rates. The following review discusses clinical use of the AneuRx stent graft system from the initial clinical trial in 1996 to its current commercial use.