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Vascular Diseases: Surgical and Interventional Therapy

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:678
  1. C V Ruckley

    Ed D Eugene Strandness, Arina van Breda Churchill Livingstone, pounds sterling245, pp 1332 ISBN 0-443-08841-1

    Around the globe, vascular services are in turmoil. The causes? Increasing vascular disease both in absolute terms and as a proportion of medical need in aging populations, together with the resource implications of spectacular developments in diagnostic techniques and treatments. Vascular care has depended almost since its inception on radiology, but the effective treatments were until recently all surgical. Now transluminal procedures have opened up a huge new array of treatments - some replacing surgery, others complementary …

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