In-hospital operative mortality of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: a population-based analysis of 5593 patients in The Netherlands over a 10-year period.
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SourceEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 30, 4, (2005), pp. 359-364
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European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
SubjectNCEBP 14: Cardiovascular diseases; UMCN 2.1: Heart, lung and circulation
OBJECTIVE: To determine the operative mortality of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) in The Netherlands. DESIGN: Retrospective population-based study of nation-wide in-hospital mortality of RAAA repair. METHODS: Data were obtained from a national registry for medical diagnosis and procedures. In-hospital mortality of RAAA repair, defined as death during hospital admission irrespective of the cause of death, was determined in the period 1991-2000. Variables of potential influence on in-hospital mortality, including age, gender, date of surgery and hospital type (0-399 beds, > or =400 beds or university hospitals) were studied in a multivariate analysis. RESULTS: The overall in-hospital mortality of RAAA repair in 5593 patients in the 10-year period was 41% (95% confidence interval: 40-42%). In the multivariate analysis, age and hospital type were the most important independent predictors for in-hospital mortality. Gender, year and season of surgery could not be identified as significant risk factors. CONCLUSIONS: Over a recent decade, in-hospital mortality of RAAA repair remained unchanged at 41%. Age and hospital class were the most important independent risk factors.
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