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Clinical Research

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is focused on increasing the role of vascular surgery in clinical research trials, supporting the vascular surgery researcher, and encouraging research in critical areas of vascular disease.  

SVS Clinical Research Priorities

SVS has identified its top clinical research priorities to address critical gaps in knowledge guiding practitioners in prevention and treatment of vascular disease. 

Clinical Research Trials

Vascular surgeon scientists are leading major multidisciplinary, multicenter clinical trials in critical limb ischemia, carotid artery disease, inferior vena cava filters, and smoking cessation.  Learn more about these trials:

  • BEST-CLI  Best Endovascular vs. Best Surgical Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia
  • CREST-2  Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stent Trial
  • PRESERVE Trial  Predicting the Safety and Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filters

Comparative Effectiveness Research

SVS supports the national commitment to improve the lives of patients through research designed to determine the most effective treatments for a broad range of medical conditions. Comparative effectiveness research (CER) has become a key component in the pursuit of evidence-based treatment options for every patient.  CER focuses on the intersection of data-driven treatment options, patient quality of life and sustainable care principles, including cost containment considerations.  

SVS has developed the CER guide for investigators seeking to broaden their research  - the first-of-its-kind guide for vascular care professionals.

Download the CER Guide [PDF]

SVS Clinical Research Study Approval Program 

The SVS Clinical Research Study Approval Program facilitates clinical research addressing important questions in vascular disease management and maximizes participation of SVS members in the conduct of this research. Clinical research studies meeting the criteria established by the SVS Research Council shall be eligible for recognition as a SVS Approved Clinical Research Study Proposal or SVS Approved Clinical Research Study.  Learn more about the program.