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2020 Jul

Ann Vasc Surg


The Impact of Epidural Analgesia on Perioperative Morbidity or Mortality After Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.


Greco KJ, Brovman EY, Nguyen LL, Urman RD
Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jul; 66:44-53.
PMID: 31672606.


Epidural Analgesia (EA) is frequently used as an adjuvant to general anesthesia (GA) for improved post-operative analgesia and reduced rates of cardiac, pulmonary, and renal complications. However, only a few studies have examined EA-GA specifically during open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. The effects of EA-GA specifically during open AAA repair regarding post-operative outcomes are unknown. This study was performed to evaluate post-operative outcomes in patients undergoing open AAA repair with EA-GA versus GA alone.