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May 6, 2020

SVS Announces New Collection of JVS Articles on Impact of COVID-19 in Treating Vascular Disease

May 6, 2020—The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) announced that a compilation of fast-tracked articles designed to proactively provide solutions to deliver the best care in the current COVID-19 environment has been published and organized as the COVID-19 Collection in the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS). SVS has also included a host of new COVID-19–specific resources for members on its website vascular.org and is hosting weekly town hall meetings for its members to communicate with experts.

The announcement noted that JVS has dramatically shifted communication with vascular surgeons and vascular specialists given the impact of the virus on lives globally to determine ways to prevent the spread of the infection, improve treatment of infected patients with co-existing vascular disease, and save the lives of both patients and health care professionals.

Topics in the collection of informative articles include telemedicine, practice changes, and the impact of treating patients with vascular health conditions and COVID-19 in areas across the world. The collection is regularly updated. More than 14 articles have been fast-tracked and published to date, including:

“The JVS welcomes reports on personal and institutional experiences on how to improve vascular disease management while protecting our patients and the vascular care-givers during this crisis,” commented Peter Gloviczki, MD, Editor-in-Chief of JVS publications. “The series of articles is designed to collectively share best practices and communication among vascular health experts for delivering the highest quality care.” Dr. Gloviczki added, “We ask the experts who are on the front lines caring for patients with vascular disease to help patients stay as healthy as possible during these difficult times.”

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