European Society for Vascular Surgery

por European Society for Vascular Surgery

The ESVS offers resources for vascular surgeons, nurses, trainees and more so we may fulfil our mission of improving vascular health for the public benefit.

Episodios del podcast

  • ESVS Aortic Fellowship with I. Koncar

    ESVS Aortic Fellowship with I. Koncar

    The ESVS is launching it’s first aortic fellowship! In this 2-year program starting in September 2024 surgical trainees or vascular surgeons will have access to face-to-face and online workshops covering the full range of aortic surgery, topped by a two-week placement in a high-volume aortic centre. There is a beginner and an advanced module. ESVS members can apply for a Fellowship grant to cover the costs. Applications are open until July 1st. In this podcast, Dr. Igor Koncar explains the fellowship in more detail. Please find more information about the fellowship on the ESVS website ( Dr Igor Koncar, clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in Belgrade, Serbia and ESVS Academy Committee Chair.

  • Social Deprivation with Dr. T. Mastracci and Dr. O. Alabi - In Collaboration with Audible Bleeding

    Social Deprivation with Dr. T. Mastracci and Dr. O. Alabi - In Collaboration with Audible Bleeding

    In this episode Abena A and Leana Dogbe (@leanadogbe) partner with Vaiva Dabravolskaite ( from ESVS to host an episode discussing social deprivation in vascular surgery. Dr. Tara Mastracci and Dr. Olamide Alabi join us to offer insights into how social deprivation drives disparities in outcomes and steps on how we can shift practice paradigms to better address our patient needs. Dr. Tara Mastracci (@aorticsurgeon) is a vascular surgeon with over 15 years of experience treating and managing complex aortic pathologies. She is currently working at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, UK, on the Cardiothoracic Team doing complex aortic surgery. On top of her clinical duties, Dr. Mastracci is dedicated to studying the social and non-clinical factors influencing vascular outcomes. Dr. Olamide Alabi (@OAlabiMD) is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Her clinical effort focuses on the full scope of vascular disease for patients at Emory University Hospital and the Atlanta VA HealthCare System, however, her academic portfolio and funded research is focused primarily on the intersection of peripheral artery disease, quality, and health equity. References: ● Social Deprivation and the Association With Survival Following Fenestrated Endovascular Aneurysm Repair/2021 ● Is social deprivation an independent predictor of outcomes following cardiac surgery? An analysis of 240,221 patients from a national registry. BMJ/2015 ● Survival Disparity Following Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Highlights Inequality in Ethnic and Socio-economic Status/ ● Nash, D., McClure, G., Mastracci, T. M., & Anand, S. S. (2022). Social deprivation and peripheral artery disease. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 38(5), 612-622. ● Vart, P., Coresh, J., Kwak, L., Ballew, S. H., Heiss, G., & Matsushita, K. (2017). Socioeconomic status and incidence of hospitalization with lower‐extremity peripheral artery disease: atherosclerosis risk in communities study. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(8), e004995. ● Henry, A. J., Hevelone, N. D., Belkin, M., & Nguyen, L. L. (2011). Socioeconomic and hospital-related predictors of amputation for critical limb ischemia. Journal of vascular surgery, 53(2), 330-339. ● Demsas, F., Joiner, M. M., Telma, K., Flores, A. M., Teklu, S., & Ross, E. G. (2022, June). Disparities in peripheral artery disease care: A review and call for action. In Seminars in vascular surgery (Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 141-154). WB Saunders.

  • VV Chapter - Mycotic Aneurysm with A. Wanhainen, H. Gavali and I. Heinola

    VV Chapter - Mycotic Aneurysm with A. Wanhainen, H. Gavali and I. Heinola

    The authors of the Virtual Vascular chapter on "Aortic graft infection and mycotic (infected) aortic aneurysms", Anders Wanhainen, Hamid Gavali, and Ivika Heinola, join us on this week's podcast to talk about mycotic aneurysms. Virtual Vascular is an online living textbook, with chapters on various topics in vascular surgery, written by experts around the globe. It is accessible via the ESVS Library, open to all ESVS Members.

  • Academic Pathway with David Lewis

    Academic Pathway with David Lewis

    In this podcast we talk with Dr. David Lewis, head of the ESVS Academy’s Professional Development and Academic pathway, about the importance of non-technical skills for surgeons, aspects of vascular surgical training that are often overlooked on training programs, what workshops this pathway includes, and who they are addressed to, among other details. You will definitely find it interesting and useful.

  • ESVS Antithrombotic Guidelines Q&A with C. Twine and S. Kakkos - Part 3

    ESVS Antithrombotic Guidelines Q&A with C. Twine and S. Kakkos - Part 3

    This is the third and last podcast of the Q&A series on the ESVS 2023 Clinical Practice Guidelines on Antithrombotic Therapy for Vascular Diseases. In this last edition, we talk with Prof. Chris Twine and Stavros Kakkos about some recommendations and their underlying evidence regarding antithrombotic treatment in venous thromboembolic disease and vascular access for haemodialysis. It has been a pleasure learning from these world experts. More Q&A series on new ESVS clinical practice guidelines coming up soon. Keep tuned!