What is the survival rate of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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For patients who suffer rupture of an AAA before hospital arrival, the prognosis is guarded. More than 50% do not survive to reach the emergency department; for those who do, the survival rate drops by about 1% per minute. However, in the subset of patients who are not in severe shock and who receive timely, expert surgical intervention, the survival rate is good.


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