Open Versus Endovascular Repair - OVER

Description:

Some recent trials such as EVAR-1 and DREAM have demonstrated that endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is associated with lower operative mortality, as compared with open repair. However, the early mortality advantage was offset by an increase in mid-term mortality. Moreover, EVAR was associated with a higher rate of complications and reinterventions. The OVER trial sought to compare mid-term outcomes in patients in the United States undergoing EVAR versus open repair ...