Acronym Alert: EVAR is Now EVR


Recent references to “EVR” coding changes weren’t typos. We really meant “EVR” and not the “EVAR” with which we are all familiar. That’s because there’s been a change in vascular surgery acronyms. EVAR – Endovascular Aneurysm Repair – has become EVR – Endovascular Repair. The change was made by the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) Editorial Panel and the SVS Coding Committee, as recent treatment strategies are not confined to the aorta.

We know EVR doesn’t flow as trippingly off the tongue. Still, as the telephone operator used to say when informing a caller of a change in a phone number, “Please … make a note of it.”


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