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Statin therapy is associated with improved survival after endovascular and open aneurysm repair
The authors of this multicenter trial performed a post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial comparing open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. 351 patients were randomly assigned to undergo either open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair or endovascular repair. Patients who were on lipid-lowering medication at registration in the trial (n = 135) were compared with those who were not (n = 216). During 6 years of follow-up, statin therapy at registration in the trial was independently associated with better overall survival after open or endovascular aneurysm.