Sex differences in mortality after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the UK

DA Sidloff, A Saratzis, Michael Sweeting, J Michaels, JT Powell, Simon Thompson & MJ Bown
Background The UK abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programmes currently invite only men for screening because the benefit in women is uncertain. Perioperative risk is critical in determining the effectiveness of screening, and contemporary estimates of these risks in women are lacking. The aim of this study was to compare mortality following AAA repair between women and men in the UK. Methods Anonymized data from the UK National Vascular Registry (NVR) for patients undergoing AAA...

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