Systematic Review

Changes in functional health status following open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and the role of exercise-based rehabilitation: a systematic review

November 20, 2023

Introduction Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are usually older adults with widespread atherosclerosis and considerable cardiovascular risk factors.1–3 As a result, open surgical repair is associated with significant perioperative morbidity which may require a prolonged inpatient or intensive care stay.4,5  The associated metabolic and cardiopulmonary challenges may have substantial resultant consequences on functional status…

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