vascular medicine

Repairing the vascular surgery workforce: attract, recruit and retain

July 4, 2023

Vascular surgery manages diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatics, and with a growing and more aged population, both the prevalence and frequency of intervention for vascular disease is increasing.1–3 Healthcare in general, and vascular surgery in particular, is experiencing acute on chronic workforce shortages which threaten the delivery of vascular services worldwide.3-5 Health systems…

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Frailty in peripheral arterial disease

May 5, 2023

Introduction It has been consistently demonstrated that frail vascular patients have poorer outcomes compared with their robust counterparts.1 Consideration of frailty is particularly important, not only as our population continues to age but as advances in anaesthetic, surgical and endovascular techniques are enabling a broader range of interventional options for those people who may have…

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