Second edition of VSITE review text released

The second edition was released at the end of June 2023

The second edition of a hit trainee-created textbook primarily aimed at those taking the Vascular Surgery In-Training Exam (VSITE) has hit the shelves.

The Vascular Surgery Review Book, authored by Thomas Creeden, DO, a resident from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, Massachusetts, was first released a year ago and quickly saw soaring sales.

The latest edition features updates on technical steps for the majority of routine vascular surgery procedures—including bailout techniques—as well as detailed descriptions and explanations of sizing/designing of custom fenestrated and branched aortic grafts.

Also new are summaries of high-yield societal guidelines, new chapters covering areas such as ascending aortic management and distal lower-extremity bypass, and a section on the recently published results from landmark chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) trials, BEST-CLI and BASIL-2.

Late last year, as sales soared, Creeden said the textbook had also reached many medical students, vascular surgery interest groups (VSIGs), and even the device industry.

By December, the title had registered as one of the top-selling books on Amazon within the vascular and thoracic surgery category, with copies selling in 14 countries, he detailed.

Creeden’s original driving force was to create a high-yield reference text that would be fundamentally easier and quicker to work through than traditional vascular surgery textbooks when preparing for the VSITE, along with exams like the vascular boards.


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