Tag: Veteran Affairs

Caring for the veteran, training the surgeon: The role of the...

In May 1945, President Harry Truman appointed Gen. Omar Bradley to lead what is now the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, with Paul...

Veterans with claudication who undergo revascularization ‘significantly more likely to have...

Patients within the Veterans Affairs Administration healthcare system who underwent an intervention for intermittent claudication (IC) were consistently at three-to-four times greater risk of...

Lessons in PAD care from VA vascular surgeons

The care of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is challenging and costly. Every practicing vascular surgeon knows that when patients present with ulcerations,...

Higher frailty scores linked to increased postoperative complications and mortality in...

Higher frailty scores were associated with higher rates of postoperative complications and mortality among a national cohort of veteran patients who underwent endovascular aneurysm...

Target 2021: SVS councils and committees drill down on key goals...

While there is little doubt the pandemic has impacted each vascular surgeon and the SVS as a Society in numerous ways, the commitment and...

Study identifies new genetic factors associated with AAA risk

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently announced the publication of a study identifying 14 new genes linked to an increased risk of abdominal aortic...

‘There is no perfect job’: Benefits of working across VA system...

Many believe the adage, “There is no perfect job.” If your list of “musts” for a career in vascular surgery includes working with a...