Endovascular aneurysm repair: a perioperative perspective



Gordon Wong

Department of Anaesthesiology

Queen Mary Hospital

University of Hong Kong

Room K424


Hong Kong

e-mail: gordon@hku.gk


Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), has surpassed open repair as the technique of choice in many centres in response to several large studies which showed significantly improved 30-day mortality. While several multicentre EVAR trials looked at surgical outcomes, very few have specifically investigated the effect of anaesthetic techniques or perioperative care of these patients. The purpose of this review to is to present some of the current evidence for the different aspects of perioperative management of patients undergoing EVAR. This includes surgical considerations, pre-operative assessment, and choice of anaesthetic technique as well as pharmacological protective strategies.