Aortic Disease

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Procedure Volume and Type

2014 — 2018, N = 899

Cleveland Clinic surgeons treat a large volume of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) both below and adjacent to the renal arteries. Repair procedures include open and endovascular techniques.

Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 899 AAA repairs in the past five years. Outcomes at Cleveland Clinic are excellent for both types of surgery.

Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Volume and Type

2014 – 2018, N = 435

Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 435 open abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs in the past five years. The majority of these procedures were elective.

Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, In-Hospital Mortality

2014 — 2018, N = 257

Despite the complexity of open procedures to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), Cleveland Clinic surgeons achieve low mortality rates for both elective and emergency open AAA repairs.

The in-hospital mortality rate for elective open AAA repairs was .56% for procedures done from 2014 through 2018.

Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Volume and Type

2014 – 2018, N = 464

Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 464 endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair procedures in the past five years. Of these, 89% were elective procedures and 11% were emergency procedures.

Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Elective Repair, In-Hospital Mortality

2014 – 2018, N = 337

Cleveland Clinic surgeons perform a high volume of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repairs and achieve low rates of in-hospital mortality. The in-hospital mortality rates for elective endovascular AAA repairs were 0.29% from 2014 through 2018, and 0.00% in 2018.