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Walker J, Tucker LY, Goodney P
Adherence to endovascular aortic aneurysm repair device instructions for use guidelines has no impact on outcomes.
The authors reported on their long-term endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) experience in a large multicenter registry with regard to adherence to instructions for use (IFU) guidelines. They found that overall mortality and aneurysm-related mortality were unaffected by IFU adherence, and that rates of endoleak and reintervention after initial EVAR were similar, suggesting that lack of IFU-based anatomic suitability was not a driver of outcomes.
Citation: Walker J, Tucker LY, Goodney P . Adherence to endovascular aortic aneurysm repair device instructions for use guidelines has no impact on outcomes. J Vasc Surg 2015 May;61(5):1151-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.12.053.
Keywords: Adverse Events, Guidelines, Medical Devices, Outcomes