Aortic Aneurysm: Medical Treatments:Written question - 157835

Q
Asked by Derek Thomas
(St Ives)
Asked on: 26 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Aortic Aneurysm: Medical Treatments
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the availability of customised fenestrated endografts for patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms of following draft NICE guidance on such aneurysms.
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Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 04 July 2018

We have made no such assessment. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is an independent body and has not yet published final guidance on the diagnosis and management of abdominal aortic aneurysm. NICE has recently consulted on its draft guideline and will take the comments it has received in response to the consultation fully into account in finalising its recommendations.

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