Appropriate patient and device selection and multidisciplinary team discussion make for good long-term outcomes after EVAR

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Raman Uberoi (Oxford, UK) tells Interventional News at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, that offering any treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms, be it endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), open surgery, or best medical therapy, should depend on putting the patient at the heart of the decision-making process. Even though he is an endovascular enthusiast, Uberoi calls for surgery to be used in the cases for which it is the more appropriate option. “Just because we can perform EVAR, does not mean that we should,” he states while outlining the anatomical features of the aneurysmal neck that need to be considered before the decision to perform an EVAR is made.

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