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Intermediate-term EVAR outcomes in octogenarians.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20620011     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The utilization of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) in suitable patients has resulted in decreased perioperative morbidity and mortality. Octogenarians as a subgroup have been more readily offered EVAR, as it is less invasive, and therefore presumably better tolerated than conventional open aortic repair. The purpose of this study is to investigate periprocedural and late EVAR outcomes in octogenarians compared with patients less than 80 years of age.
METHODS: From January 2003 to May 2008, 322 patients underwent EVAR. A total of 117 octogenarians were compared with 205 patients less than 80 years of age. A retrospective review of the demographic data, aneurysm details, perioperative morbidity, mortality, and late outcomes were analyzed.
RESULTS: Octogenarians were significantly more likely to have a history of diabetes mellitus (51% vs 23%; P < .001), coronary artery disease (45% vs 32%; P = .0165), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (44% vs 30%; P = .0113), and renal insufficiency (57% vs 31%; P < .0001). There were no significant differences in the rates of perioperative myocardial infarction, stroke, death, intestinal, or arterial ischemic complications between the two groups. Octogenarians had a significant higher rate of pulmonary complications (5.1% vs 1%; P < .03) and access-site hematomas (12% vs 2.4%; P = .001) than younger patients. When all significant perioperative morbidity was combined, octogenarians were twice as likely to develop complications following EVAR than younger patients (27.4% vs 11.7%; P = .001). At 5-year follow-up, younger patients were twice as likely to develop type II endoleaks.
CONCLUSIONS: EVAR can be performed safely and effectively in octogenarians, and the incidence of major complications including myocardial infarction, stroke, and death is unchanged compared with younger patients. However, there is a significantly increased rate of access-site hematomas, pulmonary, and perioperative complications in octogenarians as a whole. Our findings suggest EVAR remains a suitable form of therapy in the elderly group provided there is an appropriate preoperative evaluation and perioperative monitoring following repair.
Rodrigo Fonseca; Caron Rockman; Abhishek Pitti; Neal Cayne; Tom S Maldonado; Patrick J Lamparello; Thomas Riles; Mark Adelman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-06     Completed Date:  2010-09-27     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  556-60; discussion 560-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
NYU Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / mortality,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation* / adverse effects,  mortality
Chi-Square Distribution
Hematoma / etiology
Kaplan-Meier Estimate
Lung Diseases / etiology
Myocardial Infarction / etiology
New York City
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Stroke / etiology
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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