A CX 2019 special session highlighted the durability of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and the implications of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) draft aortic aneurysm guidelines. The final publication of these guidelines has been postponed on numerous occasions.

Opening the session, Stéphan Haulon and his team in Paris, France, performed a Virtual Reality live EVAR case, demonstrating to CX delegates the treatment that the draft guidelines propose restricting.

Roger Greenhalgh (London, UK) concluded the session by showing the audience a device “which is going to revolutionise endovascular repair”. The device, a probe which can work off a mobile phone, can “measure the diameter of the aorta for sick people who do not want to go to hospital” and shows “how EVAR can be kept safe”.