Aortic Aneurysm: Surgery:Written question - 157831

Q
Asked by Derek Thomas
(St Ives)
Asked on: 26 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Aortic Aneurysm: Surgery
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients presenting with a large abdominal aortic aneuryism measuring 5.5cm or more across have been treated through (a) endovascular repair and (b) open vascular surgery by the NHS in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 04 July 2018

The information is not available in the requested format. NHS Digital is instead able to provide a count of finished admission episodes (FAEs) with a main or secondary procedure of endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), open vascular surgery of AAA and embolisation of a giant (2cm or larger) AAA, 2012-13 to 2016-17.

Count of FAEs with a main or secondary procedure of endovascular repair of AAA, open vascular surgery of AAA and embolisation of a giant AAA, 2012-13 to 2016-17

Activity in English National Health Service hospitals and English NHS-commissioned activity in the independent sector

Procedure

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Endovascular repair

2,383

2,678

2,767

2,819

2,926

Vascular repair

1,771

1,681

1,639

1,433

1,456

Coil embolisation

-

1

-

-

-

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital.

Notes:

  1. It should be noted that it is only possible to classify the size of an AAA when a coil embolisation has been performed, therefore endovascular and vascular repair represent repair of AAAs of any size and coil embolisation has been provided as additional information.

  1. An FAE is the first period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year or month in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the period. It should be noted that the data should not be described as a count of people as the same person may have been admitted on one or more occasion.

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