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Aortic Aneurysm: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th July 2018.

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Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the number of elderly patients who are unfit for open surgery but receive endovascular treatments of following draft NICE guidance on abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the draft guidance on abdominal aortic aneurysms proposed by NICE on NHS bed capacity.

Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to draft NICE guidance on abdominal aortic aneurysms, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on outcomes for women of removing the option to receive endovascular treatment.

Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives

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.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

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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