Long‐term survival following open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Long‐term survival following successful repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) is uncertain. Stonebridge et al.1 found no difference in long‐term survival after RAAA repair, elective repair and an age‐matched population. Contrary to this, subsequent studies2 have found significantly shorter life expectancy than predicted in those patients surviving RAAA repairs. In 2013, Timmers et al.6 found equivalent long‐term survival following RAAA repair and elective repairs.
We hypothesize that for patients surviving more than 30 days after repair of RAAA, life expectancy was no different compared to patients surviving more than 30 days after elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm for an age‐matched population.