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National registry will record patient outcomes from devices implanted during vascular surgery

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 24 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2981
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The UK National Vascular Registry will now record details of medical devices implanted in patients during abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, as well as long term patient outcomes, the Royal College of Surgeons of England has announced.

The register was first launched in 2013 to supply NHS vascular units with information on their performance.1 But it has now been updated to help identify problems with these medical devices as early as possible and prevent their …

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