Minimally invasive aortic repair tied to survival gains, fewer transfusions

01/23/2013 | TheHeart.org (Montreal) (free registration)

Patients with aneurysms survived longer following minimally invasive endovascular aortic repair as opposed to open surgical repair, according to findings reported at an endovascular therapy meeting. The minimally invasive procedure was linked with a 30-day aneurysm-related survival rate that was more than double that of open surgery and also was associated with a reduced need for transfusions.

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