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Journal supplement outlines updated guidelines, reporting standards

By Beth Bales

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is starting 2021 with updated guidelines and reporting standards for three vascular conditions.

Guidelines on chronic mesenteric ischemia have been developed to provide the best possible evidence for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) from atherosclerosis, the guidelines focus on six specific areas, including the diagnostic evaluation, indications for treatment, choice of treatment, perioperative evaluation, endovascular/ open revascularization and surveillance/ remediation. In addition to highlighting areas for further research, these guidelines are intended to help guide the optimal care of patients with CMI.

In the guidelines on thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for descending thoracic aortic aneurysms, the authors provide 36 important recommendations on the use of TEVAR for descending thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). The reporting standards for endovascular aortic repair of aneurysms involving the renal-mesenteric arteries clarify and update terminology, classification systems, measurement techniques and end-point definitions.

All are outlined and reported in a supplement to the January issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Visit vsweb. org/Jan21Supplement