March 27, 2017 • Press Release
WOMEN, MORTALITY AND AAA REPAIR
Adjusting for Aortic Size Index reduces gender differences in outcomes; may be a better indicator threshold for female patients
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 1, 2017 – Following repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), women appear to have worse outcomes than men in terms of mortality and morbidity.
Aortic aneurysm rupture remains a significant cause for morbidity and mortality. With increasing awareness of the disease, as well as continued screening programs, the medical community can limit its impact.