What are the contraindications for surgical intervention of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Contraindications for operative intervention of AAAs include severe COPD, severe cardiac disease, active infection, and medical problems that preclude operative intervention. These patients may be most likely to benefit from endovascular stenting of the aneurysm.


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