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Survival after certain aortic injuries improved

Mortality after blunt aortic and inferior vena cava injuries has declined over time in the U.S., accompanied by an increase in endovascular procedures, according to findings published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
However, among patients with aortic or IVC injuries with penetrating trauma, mortality increased over time and endovascular use did not meaningfully change, the researchers wrote.
The researchers analyzed 25,428 patients (mean age, 40 years; 70% men) from the National Trauma Databank who sustained IVC, abdominal aortic or thoracic aortic injuries between 2002 and 2014.
Among the
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