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What are the benefits of endovascular repair?

Mark J. Russo, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
In an endovascular repair, the stent graft (comprised of a layer of impermeable reinforcement material enclosed by a self-expanding metal support mesh) is placed across the aneurysm site. To achieve stent graft placement, the surgeon inserts a catheter through the femoral artery in the groin. The stent graft is then delivered through the catheter in a collapsed state and deployed at the site of the aneurysm. The device replaces and reinforces the diseased aortic wall, ensuring continuity of blood flow. 

The potential benefits of the procedure include greatly reduced risk, a shorter hospital stay, and a more rapid recovery.

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