The trial will seek to find out whether less-invasive endovascular surgery is always a better choice than traditional open surgical repair for veterans with aortic abdominal aneurysms.
A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the reclassification of four sections in the Department of Surgery into divisions and the appointment of their directors at its Sept. 13, 2013 meeting.