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Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Trends and Outcomes in Over 27,000 Medicare Patients for Descending Thoracic Aneurysms

Friday, June 12, 2020

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Zehang Chen, Chase Brown, Fabliha Khurshan, Maximillian Kreibich, Fenton McCarthy, Joseph E. Bavaria, Nimesh D. Desai

The authors analyzed the volumes of thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) for the treatment of descending thoracic aneurysms for Medicare patients over five years, comparing the proportion of cases to 30-day mortality.


Interesting outcomes, especially that one in four TEVAR recipients will not live longer than a year after....

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