Pain might mean gain for aneurysm repair

Surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm is harder on the body than an inside-the-aorta approach, but it's also more durable.

Imagine, for a minute, you have a circulation problem that needs fixing. Your doctor offers two choices. One is major surgery with at least a week-long hospital stay and at least two months of recovery. The other is a procedure done without surgery that will have you out of the hospital in a few days and back on your feet in a week or so. No contest, right?

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