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Current status of endoluminal grafting for exclusion of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The beauty and the beast.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9566057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The exclusion of abdominal aortic aneurysms with endoluminal grafts has generated a great deal of interest since the early 1990s, and many centers are currently evaluating the procedure and comparing it to classic surgical exclusion. Although endoluminal grafting procedures show promise, development and clinical testing of devices is a time-consuming process that is influenced greatly by the regulatory climate in the country where the clinical trials take place. Nevertheless, a number of devices are currently under study, and the advantages of 2nd- and 3rd-generation technology are reflected in reduced rates of complications such as endoleaks and thrombosis. Further study will be required to perfect these devices and observe their long-term success in the exclusion of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
E B Diethrich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-16     Completed Date:  1998-06-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Arizona Heart Institute, Phoenix 85006, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / mortality,  surgery*
Biocompatible Materials*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*,  trends
Prosthesis Design
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Survival Rate
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials

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