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Endovascular repair compared with open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: Canadian practice and a systematic review

Last Updated: December 20, 2002
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Assessment, Technology Reports

Procedure Endovascular grafts (EVG) for the elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Disease/Condition An aneurysm is a weakening in the wall of a blood vessel, most commonly an artery. The aorta is a common site for aneurysm formation. The cause of AAA is unknown, but risk factors include atherosclerosis and hypertension. Between 1%...

The role of clopidogrel in the secondary prevention of recurrent ischemic vascular events after acute myocardial ischemia: a critical appraisal of the CURE trial

Last Updated: December 16, 2002
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Assessment, Technology Reports

Technology Name Clopidogrel (Plavix™) Disease/Condition Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) include a type of angina (chest pain of cardiac origin) called unstable angina and a type of heart attack called non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. It is estimated that 50% of all heart attacks are caused by ACS. Patients with ACS may be classifie...