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October 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:150–1 doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.027 Online First

Utility of MPS in AAA repair and prognostication of cardiovascular events and mortality

Mark G MacGregor, Neil Donald, Ayesha Rahim, Zara Kwan, Simon Wong, Hannah Sharp, Hannah Burkey, Mark Fellows, David Fluck, Pankaj Sharma, Vineet Prakash, Thang S Han

Abstract

Introduction Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a progressive and potentially life-threatening condition, with a rupture risk of the order of 25% per annum for aneurysms exceeding 6 cm.1 Prophylactic AAA repair is, therefore, often necessary. Open repair has been the traditional method for many decades. However, since its inception in the early 1990s, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has increasingly been the procedure of choice,2 and has now overtaken open repair by a factor of between two and three to one.3,4 Prior to major vascular surgery, pre-operative assessment is routinely carried out to establish the patient’s risk profile to e

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