October 26, 2017 • Press Release
Saving ruptured AAA patients percutaneously not inferior to femoral cutdown
“Comparison of Percutaneous Versus Open Femoral Cut Down Access for Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.” Journal of Vascular Surgery, November, 2017
CHICAGO, Illinois, November, 2017 – Around 20 years ago, a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) was often an instant death sentence. More than half of patients never made it to the hospital alive and even if they did, the overall mortality rate was higher than 80 percent.