Stent-graft placement in abdominal aortic aneurysm
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Record ID 32006000235
This study aims to assess the current evidence on stent-graft placement in abdominal aortic aneurysm. This document replaces previous guidance on stent-graft placement in abdominal aortic aneurysm (NICE Interventional Procedure Guidance no. 10).
Authors' recomendations: 1 Guidance 1.1 Current evidence on the efficacy and short-term safety of stent-graft placement in abdominal aortic aneurysm appears adequate to support the use of this procedure provided that the normal arrangements are in place for consent, audit and clinical governance. 1.2 Clinicians should ensure that patients fully understand the long-term uncertainties and the potential complications associated with this procedure. In particular, patients should understand: the risks of endovascular leaks; the possibility of secondary intervention; and the need for lifelong follow-up. Patients should be provided with clear written information. In addition, use of the Institute's Information for the public is recommended (available from www.nice.org.uk/IPG163publicinfo). 1.3 Patient selection is important, particularly for patients who would normally be considered unfit for surgery. 1.4 Publication of long-term data would be useful. It is recommended that all patients who have the procedure are entered onto one of the existing registries.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.nice.org.uk/page.aspx?o=297798
Year Published: 2006
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Organisation Name: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
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