What monitoring is required for endografts following repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Patients should be informed about the potential problems before a graft is implanted. In addition, patients with endografts require follow-up evaluation with serial CT on a schedule that demands more office visits than are required for patients who receive conventional grafts (eg, at 1, 6, and 12 months, then annually thereafter to confirm that the graft is effective).


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