3 Further information

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'A systematic review of the recent evidence for the efficacy and safety relating to the use of endovascular stent–graft (ESG) placement in the treatment of thoracic aortic disease', April 2005.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.