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Editor’s foreword

May 16, 2022

Welcome to the third issue of the Journal of Vascular Societies Great Britain and Ireland (JVSGBI). The journal is certainly going from strength to strength, and I hope that you find the May edition both informative and enjoyable. On behalf of the Editorial Board, thank you to all authors who have submitted articles. This issue […]

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VENUM (Vascular Education iN Undergraduate Medicine) Protocol

May 11, 2022

Background Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is most commonly an atherosclerotic condition affecting the lower limbs, which usually manifests as muscle pain during exertion.1 The gold standard of PAD diagnosis, an ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI) of <0.9, can be done at the bedside.1 PAD affects up to 5% of patients aged 60–69 years, increasing to […]

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Community WALKing and home-baSed circuiT tRaining in peOple liviNG with intermittent claudication (WALK-STRONG): protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial

May 11, 2022

Introduction Peripheral artery disease (PAD) refers to the progressive occlusion of the arteries supplying the lower limbs1 and affects over an estimated 236 million people worldwide.2 Sustained ischaemia to the lower limbs, resulting in an oxygen supply/demand imbalance, can lead to a symptomatic presentation of PAD, characterised by exertional cramp-like leg pain known as intermittent […]

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Open aortic surgical training with trainees as primary operator: a retrospective single-centre analysis

May 10, 2022

Introduction Over the last two decades the popularity of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (EVAR) has meant that vascular units have begun to express concerns regarding the ability of vascular trainees to acquire open aortic surgical skills. In the USA, EVAR usage has been reported to be >80% in some units.1,2 Trainees’ exposure to […]

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Symptoms to surgery: factors associated with delays to carotid endarterectomy for symptomatic stenosis in an Irish tertiary vascular centre

May 5, 2022

Introduction Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for symptomatic stenosis is most effective when performed close to the index event.1,2 To reduce the risk of further neurological events, the best practice guidelines issued by several international vascular societies all recommend that CEA be performed within 14 days of the initial symptoms.3,4 However, meeting this target can prove difficult […]

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