Vascular Connections–August 2021 (Preview Edition)


In this special VAM preview issue:

  • Incoming SVS President Ali AbuRahma, MD, talks through this year’s E. Stanley Crawford Critical Issues Forum: “The vasculature united: Bringing together competing specialties for better patient care” (p. 1–2)
  • The 2021 SVS Foundation Resident Research Award-winning paper takes a look at COVID-19 and how the virus sparks diabetic macrophage inflammation. Lead author W. James Melvin, MD, speaks to Vascular Connections about the work he is set to showcase at the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) (p. 1–2)
  • A detailed look at the VESS session at VAM with Jason Lee, MD, VESS president, and Shang Loh, MD, a VESS councilor-at-large (p. 6)
  • Previews of key scientific talks set to feature across a slew of VAM plenary sessions, including findings showing that just 16% of U.S. centers in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) offer SVS guideline-compliant open repair for AAA, new study finds (p. 17)



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