vascular surgery

Outcomes of vascular interventions for chronic limb-threatening ischaemia in nonagenarians

May 3, 2022

Introduction The ageing population is growing. In 2020 there were 609,503 UK residents aged 90 and over, an increase of more than 2.5 times in the past 30 years.1 Cardiovascular disease is a large contributor to morbidity and mortality in this age group,2 and consequently older patients are being referred for vascular surgery evaluation.3 Given […]

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Short-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on vascular surgical training in Scotland: a trainee’s perspective

February 23, 2022

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption to clinical practice across the entire health service. Major changes to service delivery occurred across all specialties with the introduction of the national lockdown in the UK in March 2020. At the peak of the pandemic, overwhelming pressure caused staff shortages in all areas, reduced intensive care […]

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