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Released on 02/07/2014

Key Learning Points

  • Aspirin in the Primary Prevention of CVD
  • Chronic Contained Rupture of an AAA
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
  • Open Repair of an AAA
  • Radiological Features of Ruptured AAA
  • Risk Factors for an AAA
  • Rupture of an AAA
  • Types of Endoleak
  • Use of EVAR in Acute Rupture of AAA
  • When to consider repair of an AAA

References

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