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Evidence Based Medicine Guidelines

Quality of Care

Evidenced based medicine guidelines are intended to assist physicians in clinical decision making by describing a range of generally acceptable approaches for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of specific diseases or conditions. They reflect a consensus of expert opinion after a thorough review of the available, current scientific evidence and are intended to improve quality of patient care.



Clinical decision making should consider the quality and availability of expertise in the area where care is provided. Physicians should deliver patient care according to the highest level of evidence that exists in particularly cases.  If these guidelines are used as the basis for decisions, the ultimate goal, optimized quality of care, can be achieved.



It provides a comprehensive overview of international vascular guidelines regarding arterial, venous and arteriovenous pathology. The information on this website is meant for vascular surgeons and residents, but is also insightful for general practitioners with an interest in this field. The information is gathered and summarized with the utmost care, and will be frequently updated.

Objectives of this Website

IMPORTANT REMINDER.  The preceding information is intended only to provide general guidance and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case.

Year of Publication Guidelines: ACC/AHA: 2006, 2011; ESVS: 2009, 2011; ESC: 2001; ESO: 2008; IWGDF: 2011; NKF/DOQI: 2006; SVS/ISCVS: 2008, 2011; TASC-II: 2006; VAS: 2007

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Webpage Publication Date: 15-Jan-2012 & Last Modified: 5-Aug-2012

Relevant Cardiovascular Societies

European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)

European Stroke Organisation (ESO)

American Heart Association (AHA)

National Kidney Foundation (NKF-KDOQI)

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)

Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC-II)

Vascular Access Society (VAS)

Medical Websites

Cochrane Collaboration


Merck Manual

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)


International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF)