Mortality from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm

Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, Jerome F. Levy, Harvey R. Butcher

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Thirty-six patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms were operated upon in an eight and a half year period with an operative mortality of 61 per cent. Severe preoperative hypotension, previous myocardial infarction, and sustained operative hypotension with massive blood replacement adversely affected survival. Increased salvage of patients with ruptured abdominal aneurysms will best be achieved by prompt diagnosis and treatment before the onset of severe cardiovascular collapse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-235
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1967


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