Cirugía Vascular y Endovascular

Factors Increasing the Mortality Rate for Patients with Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

M. Alonso-Pérez, MD:

R.J. Segura, MD:

J. Sánchez, MD:

G. Sicard, MD:

A. Barreiro, MD:

M. García, MD:

P. Dı´az, MD:

X. Barral, MD:

M.A. Cairols, MD:

E. Hernández, MD:

A. Moreira, MD:

T.P. Bonamigo, MD:

S. Llagostera, MD:

M. Matas, MD:

N. Allegue, MD:

A.H. Kramer, MD:

R. Mertens, MD,:

Ann Vasc Surg 2001; 15: 601-607
DOI: 10.1007/s100160010115
© Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc.
Published online: October 8, 2001

Despite an increase in the incidence of elective operations for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) during the last three decades, the number of emergency operations performed due to rupture has not decreased, as should be expected. Simultaneously, the surgical mortality rate for elective repair of AAA has steadily improved over this period to about 5% as a consequence of better management of preoperative risk conditions and advances achieved in the field of anesthetics and in operative procedures.