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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Alignment of Treatment Preferences and Repair Type for Veterans with AAA
Principal Investigator:

Philip Goodney

Location: White River Junction, VT
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2017 - April 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $129,262
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Nearly 5,000 Veterans undergo abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair each year in VA hospitals. Randomized trials, including the VA-based Open Versus Endovascular Repair (OVER) Trial, have found endovascular AAA repair (EVAR), is associated with lower perioperative morbidity and mortality, less pain, and shorter length of stay than open surgical repair (OSR) However, OSR is more durable, has fewer long-term complications such as late rupture, and Veterans treated with EVAR and OSR have similar s...

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