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March 17, 2010

Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

JAMA. 2010;303(11):1035-1036. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.154

To the Editor: Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) has emerged as a popular alternative to open surgical repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), with a major increase in the number of procedures performed in the United States.1 A lower operative mortality and morbidity from this less invasive procedure when compared with open surgical repair partly fueled the enthusiasm surrounding its use.2,3