The benefits of endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms are clear, but that doesn’t mean open repair is never a better option. This image-rich post shares cases when EVAR wasn’t the best choice.
When a center has an annual vascular surgery case volume beyond 7,500 and one of the largest vascular medicine programs in the U.S., it’s bound to yield some notable stats. Here’s a sampling.
Endoleaks have proved to be one of the few downsides to endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), but a novel approach being studied at Cleveland Clinic and elsewhere could significantly reduce the risk of endoleaks and stent graft migration.