Immediate Management of the Patient With Ruptured Aneurysm: Open Versus Endovascular Repair | Clinical Trial - IMPROVE


The goal of this trial was to compare long-term outcomes following endovascular versus open surgical repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs).

Contribution to the Literature: The IMPROVE trial demonstrates that 1-year mortality following ruptured AAA repair is similar between endovascular and open repair, but among survivors, endovascular repair may be associated with better quality of life scores, and is also more cost-efficient.