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Title: Abdominal aortic aneurysm: An update
Austin Authors: Chuen, Jason ;Theivendran, Mayo
Affiliation: Department of Vascular Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia
North Shore Private, Sydney, NSW, Australia
St Vincent's Private, Sydney, NSW, Australia
the Northern Beaches Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Issue Date: May-2018
Publication information: Australian Journal of General Practice 2018; 47(5): 252-256
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains one of the hallmark pathologies in vascular surgery and an area of intense research interest. Treatment options have expanded in recent years to increase the range of morphology suitable for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), and with potential implications on treatment thresholds. OBJECTIVE: This article is the first of two that will outline current treatment options for AAA, including areas of controversy and research in AAA disease, to inform the development of Australasian clinical guidelines and health policy. DISCUSSION: Medical therapy options remain limited and no aneurysm-specific pharmacotherapy is currently available. Recent years have witnessed a significant shift in AAA surgery from open repair to EVAR and expansion of EVAR techniques. General management of cardiovascular risk factors remains key to reducing all-cause mortality for patients with AAA.
ORCID: 0000-0002-0955-5446
Journal: Australian Journal of General Practice
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Type: Journal Article
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