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Preop IMA Embolization Before EVAR -- 2-Year Results


Background: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has become first-line therapy for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Compared to open AAA repair, there is a decrease in 30-day mortality and aneurysm-related death; however, there are higher complication rates such as endoleaks and an increased need for subsequent procedures. Usually, if the aneurysm sac is expanding post-EVAR repair, a procedure is needed to prevent rupture. Since the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) can be accessed more...
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