Current Cardiology Reports

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 150–159

Current Endovascular Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • April A. Grant
  • Stephen L. Chastain
  • Bruce H. Gray
Peripheral Vascular Disease (M Shishehbor, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11886-012-0247-0

Cite this article as:
Grant, A.A., Chastain, S.L. & Gray, B.H. Curr Cardiol Rep (2012) 14: 150. doi:10.1007/s11886-012-0247-0

Abstract

Fatal rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains a feared complication. Development of vascular surgery techniques over 50 years ago has fulfilled the promise of preventing rupture, but the significant morbidity associated with open repair causes physicians and their older patients pause. With the advent of less invasive endovascular techniques and devices, patients now have another viable treatment option. We review some of the important trials as well as discuss developments in the continually evolving field of endovascular repair of AAAs.

Keywords

Abdominal aortic aneurysmOpen repairEndovascular aneurysm repairEndoprosthesisStent-graftComplicationsRandomized control trialsReinterventionEndoleakPercutaneous closure

Clinical Trial Acronyms

ACE

Anevrysme de L’aorte Abdominale, Chirurgie Versus Endoprothese

ADAM

Aneurysm Detection and Management

CAESAR

Comparison of Surveillance Versus Aortic Endografting for Small Aneurysm Repair

DREAM

Dutch Randomised Endovascular Aneurysm Management

EVAR-1

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair 1

EVAR-2

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair 2

OVER

Open Versus Endovascular Repair

PIVOTAL

Positive Impact of Endovascular Options for Treating Aneurysm Early

UKSAT

United Kingdom Small Aneurysm Trial

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • April A. Grant
    • 1
  • Stephen L. Chastain
    • 2
  • Bruce H. Gray
    • 2
  1. 1.GreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.GreenvilleUSA