Endovascular stent–grafts for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms

NICE technology appraisals [TA167] Published date:

Endovascular stent-grafts are recommended as a possible treatment for people with abdominal aortic aneurysms if:

  • the aneurysm is below their kidney and has not burst,
  • surgery is appropriate, and
  • the person and their specialist have discussed the risks and benefits of this and other procedures and decided that endovascular stent–grafts are appropriate.

Aneurysm repair using endovascular stent–grafts should only be carried out in specialist centres by staff experienced in treating people with abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Endovascular stent–grafts are not recommended for people whose abdominal aortic aneurysm has burst unless they are taking part in research with the data collected in national databases to help improve patient care.

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