Analysis of the Engage registry found similarly strong outcomes with the Endurant abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft in endovascular treatment in short and standard neck lengths.
Presented to endovascular specialists at CX35 (6–9 April 2013, London, UK), a new analysis of clinical data on the Endurant abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft system (Medtronic) demonstrated that the implanted medical device performed consistently and had a compelling performance in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms across a range of patient anatomies, from relatively straightforward to highly complex, according to a Medtronic release.
The subset analysis of the international Engage registry for the Endurant stent graft compared the influence of neck length on patient outcomes. The two-year data demonstrated similarly strong outcomes in patients with neck lengths of 10mm to 15mm (short) and greater than 15mm (standard). Historically, shorter neck lengths have been associated with limited eligibility for endovascular repair and higher rates of adverse events, the release stated.