Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are frequent in older population and if left untreated, are at increased risk of life-threatening rupture.

Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a minimally-invasive procedure often performed as an alternative to open surgical repair.

EVAR is associated with less postoperative complications, and patients are frequently discharged in the first 24 hours after the intervention. However, EVAR is not associated with a long-term mortality advantage over open repair.

Early cardiac complications occurring after patient discharge that may be undetected might explain the long-term prognostic difference.

The EVAR study was a multicenter prospective cohort study which assessed major cardiovascular complications in patients undergoing EVAR.

Patients will have troponins measured in the first three postoperative days and will be followed for 30 days post-surgery.

Primary endpoint:

For the pilot phase, the primary objective was to determine the feasibility of obtaining at least one troponin (Tn) measurement at day 2 or day 3 after surgery in more than or equal to 75 percent of enrolled patients, whether they are home or in the hospital.

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Multicentre prospective cohort

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