Thursday
SESSION 51: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RUPTURED AAAs (RAAAs): ITS STILL CONTROVERSIAL
SESSION 51 SCHEDULE
THE RAAA CONTROVERSY
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM Level 1 Evidence (IMPROVE Trial, Etc.) Shows That EVAR Has No Survival Advantage Over Open Repair For RAAAs: The Outcome Of Treatment Depends On Bad Neck Anatomy More Than Treatment Method
  Presenter(s):Janet T. Powell, MD, PhD / Robert J. Hinchliffe, MD  
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1:06 PM - 1:11 PM Open Repair Is As Good As EVAR For RAAAs: The AJAX Trial Proves It
  Presenter(s):Willem Wisselink, MD  
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1:12 PM - 1:17 PM The IMPROVE And Other RCTs Reach A Misleading Main Conclusion EVAR Has A Lower Mortality Than Open Repair For RAAAs If It Can Be Done
  Presenter(s):Frank J. Veith, MD / Martin Malina, MD, PhD  
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1:18 PM - 1:23 PM The Main Conclusions Of IMPROVE AJAX And ECAR - RCTs Comparing EVAR And Open Repair For RAAAs Are Incorrect: The Proof: 100% Of RAAAs Can Be Treated By EVAR Or Chimney EVAR With Low Early Mortality And Turn Down Rates
  Presenter(s):Thomas Larzon, MD, PhD / Dieter O. Mayer, MD / Mario L. Lachat, MD / Johnny Steuer, MD, PhD  
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1:24 PM - 1:29 PM With RAAAs, Patients With Hostile Neck Anatomy Do Not Have Worse Outcomes Than Those With Favorable Anatomy: Our Data Differs From Those In The IMPROVE Trial
  Presenter(s):Marc R.H.M. van Sambeek, MD, PhD  
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1:30 PM - 1:35 PM DEBATE: Midterm Re-Interventions And Survival Is No Better After EVAR For RAAAs Than After Open Repair
  Presenter(s):Willem Wisselink, MD  
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1:36 PM - 1:41 PM DEBATE: Midterm And Late Survival And Quality Of Life After EVAR For RAAAs Are Better Than After Open Repair
  Presenter(s):Dieter O. Mayer, MD / Zoran Rancic, MD, PhD / Mario L. Lachat, MD  
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1:42 PM - 1:47 PM Improving Nationwide Care For RAAAs: Lessons From The US And The UK: The Proportion Of Patients Reaching The Hospital But Not Treated Invasively (The Turn Down Rate) Is Shocking!
  Presenter(s):Matt M. Thompson, MD  
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1:48 PM - 1:53 PM Late Breaking (1-Year) Results From The IMPROVE Trial Shows That An EVAR Strategy May Be Better In Some Ways Than Open Repair For RAAAs
  Presenter(s):Robert J. Hinchliffe, MD / Janet T. Powell, MD, PhD  
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1:54 PM - 2:00 PM Panel Discussion
END OF SESSION 51
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