Avoiding complications in Vascular Surgery is critical to improving patient outcomes.
The recovery from Endovascular procedures is significantly improved by avoiding access site complications. Dr Phil Puckridge, Director of AVC, has previously performed work on improving access site complications using an Ultrasound Guided Vessel Closure technique, published in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. This has reduced the risk of complications by 50%, helping improve patient outcomes from endovascular treatment.
Dr Puckridge noted that the use of Vessel Closure Devices are superior to manual compression, reduces time to haemostasis, facilitates patient mobilisation and decreases length of stay, but does not reduce complications. Through this study, and adopting this technique, complication rates are also now reduced.