Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The nature of the study involves endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms and anesthesia considerations. Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm is a new, noninvasive procedure to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Abdominal aortic aneurysm was once considered high risk with patients spending one to two weeks in the hospital following surgery. This new, less invasive procedure allows patients to go home in as little as two days. Along with new technology brings new challenges for the nurse anesthetist. The researcher will review current literature regarding AAA repair and involve the anesthesia care. The paper will review preoperative, intraopeative, and postoperative considerations. Most procedures of this kind are done under regional anesthesia. General anesthesia is still used, depending upon physician preference and comfort level. Many of these procedures are done out of the operating room setting in a radiology suite. Familiarity with radiation precautions is a must for the anesthesia provider. The paper will cover safety issues