Use of implantable medical devices in aortic aneurysm repair (NVR)

Reports | Published: 08 Dec 2022

This short report from the National Vascular Registry (NVR) provides information on medical devices implanted during primary and revision abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair procedures during the past three years.

In response to the Cumberlege review in 2020, the NVR has enabled information on implantable devices used in aortic aneurysm repairs to be entered in its datasets from July 2020. This was accompanied by the launch of the revision aortic datasets, which capture revision procedures both after open repair and endovascular stent grafting for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

In total, there were 10,678 AAA procedures in the NVR performed from 1st January 2020 to 31st July 2022 and 5,383 (50%) contained information on implanted devices. This report also contains information on the:

  • patterns for elective and non-elective procedures
  • type of repair for elective and non-elective surgery, e.g. open procedures
  • type of device and components used during the procedures.

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Use of implantable medical devices in aortic aneurysm repair (NVR)