Tag: Western Vascular Society

The top 10 most popular Vascular Specialist stories in February

February's top 10 includes a highlight from the 2022 Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS) winter annual meeting and an interview with Melissa Kirkwood,...

Radiation protection: Lightweight shield designed to reduce dose during complex endovascular...

It all started with a “we should do research together; this is fascinating.” The result—the production of a prototype eyewear that decreases radiation to...

CLI at a crossroads: Which direction now?

Vascular surgery once again finds itself at a crossroads, Michael Belkin, MD, chief of the division of vascular and endovascular surgery at Brigham and...

Wei Zhou: Prepared for change—and a more diverse, vocal generation of...

There was something of a different pulse to some of the matters around this year’s Western Vascular Society (WVS) annual meeting, recalls Wei Zhou,...

Vascular Specialist–December 2021

In this issue: *This issue went to press before Congress moved to address cuts to Medicare due to kick in Jan. 1, 2022. "Countdown to...

Rise in cardiovascular disease, vascular surgeon burnout presents a public health...

Cases of cardiovascular disease are rising across the U.S., with large disparities seen in ethnic groups and poorer geographical areas. In combination with increased...

Open repair: In good hands?

The twin issues of center volumes for open AAA repair as well as training implications came under the spotlight at two recent regional vascular...

Vascular Specialist–November 2021

In this issue: "In good hands?" The twin issues of center volumes for open AAA repair as well as training implications came under the...

Trainee wellness: ‘No one really prepared me for the failures’

Communication and an awareness of how often vascular surgery fails emerged as key talking points during a Vascular Surgery Interest Group (VSIG) Lunch Symposium...

WVS 2021: Western Vascular Society names new president-elect

University of Southern California (USC) vascular chief Vincent Rowe, MD, took over as the new president of the Western Vascular Society (WVS)—with University of...

WVS 2021: Community surgeons report improved rAAA survival after adoption of...

Overall survival improved from 71% to 80% after a group of community practice surgeons started using an endovascular-first approach to ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm...

‘Significant’ value of adding podiatrists to limb salvage alliance

A multidisciplinary limb salvage alliance found that operating room (OR) and clinic volumes as well as work relative value units (wRVUs) all increased significantly...

Family history risk of AAA ‘increases incrementally’ based on degree of...

There is an incremental increase in the risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) among those with a family history of the disorder based...

Preoperative risk score tool for rAAA 30-day mortality is accurate, new...

An entirely preoperative risk-scoring tool for the prediction of 30-day mortality after a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) was found to be accurate after...