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IntroductionOnly little is known about endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) performed as an outpatientprocedure. We report here a two-center (Middelares Hospital, Antwerp (Deurne), Belgium and UniversityHospital Zurich, Switzerland) experience in 104 EVAR patients of which a group of 52 patientshave been treated on an outpatient (out-EVAR) basis and compared to a matched group of 52 patientsthat have been treated as inpatients (in-EVAR).MethodsSelection criterions for out-EVAR were: informed consent, travel time to the hospital if readmissionwas required of <30-60 minutes, and technically uncomplicated EVAR. Most out-EVAR has beentreated percutaneous. In-EVAR patients consisted in a matched population treated during the sametime period.Results80% (52/65) of the patients considered appropriate for out-EVAR accepted to be treated ambulatory.EVAR was successful in all but one in-EVAR patient requiring conversion to open AAArepair. There was no 30-day mortality in both groups. All patients left the hospital within 12 hoursafter admission, but two out-EVAR patients (4%) that had to stay over the night due to percutaneousaccess problems. There was no outcome difference between both centers.ConclusionsThis two-center experience shows that outpatient EVAR, can be a safe alternative to inpatientEVAR, which further support the superiority of EVAR over open AAA repair.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteControversies and Update in Vascular Surgery 2013
Numero di pagine5
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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