Clinical Practice Guidelines

About Our Guidelines

Society for Vascular Surgery clinical practice guidelines evaluate the evidence in the scientific literature, assess the likely benefits and harms of a particular treatment, and enable healthcare providers to select the best care for a unique patient based on his or her preferences.

The Society develops guidelines to aid its members and their patients in the decision-making process. SVS guideline writing groups draw upon systematic reviews of the available evidence to inform key recommendations. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are performed by the Mayo Clinic Evidence-based Practice Center, in Rochester, Minnesota. The methodology used for SVS clinical practice guidelines has been published in the Journal of Vas​​cular Surgery.  

SVS members are invited to propose guideline topics, using the request form.


Current Guidelines & Implementation Tools

Published GuidelineSupporting Systematic Reviews & Meta-AnalysesEducational SlidesPocket GuideMobile App

abdominal aortic aneurysm

J Vasc Surg 2018;67:2-77

Slides
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App

Management of Diabetic Foot

J Vasc Surg 2016 (February 2016 supplement)

In Collaboration with 

American Podiatric Medical Association & Society for Vascular Medicine 

Slides
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App

Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease of the Lower Extremities: Management of Asymptomatic Disease and Claudication

J Vasc Surg 2015

Slides
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App

Management of venous leg ulcers

J Vasc Surg 2014;60:3S-59S (August 2014 Supplement)

In Collaboration with 

American Venous Forum 

Slides

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App

The Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System: Risk Stratification Based on Wound, Ischemia, and Foot Infection (WIfI)

J Vasc Surg 2014;59:220-234.e2

   App

Early Thrombus Removal Strategies for Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis

J Vasc Surg 2012;55:1449-1462

In Collaboration with 

American Venous Forum 

  App

Update: management of extracranial carotid disease

J Vasc Surg 2011;54:e1-e31 

  App

The care of patients with varicose veins and associated chronic venous diseases

J Vasc Surg 2011;53:2S-48S (May 2011 Supplement)

In Collaboration with 

American Venous Forum 

  App

Endovascular repair of traumatic thoracic aortic injury

J Vasc Surg 2011;53:187-92

  App

Management of the left subclavian artery with thoracic endovascular aortic repair

J Vasc Surg 2009;50:1155-8

   App

Surgical placement and maintenance of arteriovenous hemodialysis access

J Vasc Surg 2008;48:2S-25S (November 2008 Supplement)

   App

 


Archived Guidelines 

GuidelineStatus 
Management of atherosclerotic carotid artery diseasE (2008)
Replaced by: Updated Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines for management of extracranial carotid disease (2011)

 


Pocket Guidelines

The SVS has made four of its most recent practice guidelines available as digital pocket guidelines through GuidelineCentral. The guidelines are:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Management of Diabetic Foot 
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease 
  • Venous Leg Ulcers 

Follow the link below to access the digital guidelines; printed pocket guides are also available for purchase. Non-members must purchase the guidelines individually, starting at $8.99.

To request your free download links (SVS Members), email your full name to Guidelines@VascularSociety.org for membership verification.

svs members - REQUEST YOUR FREE Digital Guidelines LINK

non-members - purchase the Guidelines