Admission 2 days prior to the procedure for preparation:
o Blood picture, liver functions, kidney functions and coagulation
o Chest X-ray
Evaluation by anesthesia and nephrology prior to procedure.
Choice of anesthesia discussed with patient ) local, general or spinal).
The endovascular repair is performed by introducing the stent graft through the upper thigh artery by 2cm incisions.
Expected stay in the hospital is 2 days. Return to work and regular activity in one week.
At one month and yearly thereafter the stent graft is evaluated by US or CT to assess position and the presence of any leaks which may cause the AA to regrow.