Journal article

A systematic review on the quality of life and functional status after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in elderly patients with an average age older than 75 years

Leonard Shan, Akshat Saxena, David Goh, Domenic Robinson

JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and open repair (OR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are increasingly performed in elderly patients (>75 years of age) with satisfactory results. Quality of life (QOL) is increasingly considered a primary goal of intervention after AAA repair. However, there is currently no consensus on QOL after these procedures in elderly patients. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using strict eligibility criteria. Clinical studies reporting QOL in elderly patients (average age >75 years) after EVAR and OR were included. Quality appraisal and data tabulation were performed using predetermined forms. Data were synthesized by narrative review. Stu..

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