Dr. K. Craig Kent, A.R. Curreri Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, was recently featured in Science Magazine’s Daily News. The article references a May 20, 2010 editorial Dr. Kent authored for the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Kent comments on a Dutch study that compared outcomes of endovascular repair to traditional open procedures for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The study suggests that endovascular repair may be an optimal choice for many patients with AAA and Dr. Kent, a leader in vascular and endovascular surgery, is optimistic of the researchers’ findings.
“This is comforting news,” he said. “Now we have a treatment that provides a fairly substantial benefit early on and the long-term outcomes are equivalent. If you were a patient you would probably take that minimally invasive approach.”
Read the article here