The influence of smoking on endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Journal of Vascular Surgery, 03/05/2012Koole D et al.
Smokers need more percutaneous transluminal angioplasty procedures and stents during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). They have fewer late type II endoleaks during follow–up; however, smokers should be closely monitored because they have an increased risk of stent graft migration.
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