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Introducing: A free Clinical Practice Guidelines App for clinicians, trainees and third-party payers

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- SVS-managed and developed

- Features 10 guidelines

- Easy-to-use format

- 4 score calculators

Launched in fall, 2015, the SVS iPG App features concise summaries of 10 of our latest practice guidelines. Each summary includes key information, an abstract and an explanation of the grade framework used to evaluate scientific evidence and grades of recommendation.

Led by Dr. Peter Gloviczki, Chair of the SVS Document Oversight Committee, the App project was designed to offer an easily accessible format that can be used both by vascular surgeons and referring physicians. 

Among its innovations, the App includes an easy-to-use calculator to determine the WIfI score of a threatened, severely ischemic limb due to peripheral artery disease, to assess the risk of amputation and the expected benefit of revascularization. Other calculators allow users to determine the basic CEAP score, the Villalta score and the VCSS, the Venous Clinical Severity Score of your patient with chronic venous disease.

​Above: A screen shot of the App shows the clear, easy-to-us​e format of the SVS iPG App.

The SVS iPG App is free. Search "SVS iPG" in the App Store or Google Play.


About our guidelines

Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines evaluate the evidence in the scientific literature, assess the likely benefits and harms of a particular treatment and enable healthcare providers to select the best care for a unique patient based on his or her preferences.

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) develops clinical practice guidelines to aid its 4,500 members and their patients in the decision-making process. SVS committees draw upon systematic reviews of the available evidence to inform its key recommendations. Reviews are performed by the Knowledge and Encounter Research (KER) Unit of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn. The methodology used for SVS clinical practice guidelines can be found in the Journal of Vas​​cular Surgery.  

Learn more about these Clinical Practice Guidelines -

SVS - AVF - Venous Ulcer Guidelines - Slides - 2014-09-10.pptxSVS - AVF - Venous Ulcer Guidelines - Slides - 2014-09-10.pptx . Educational Slide Set for SVS-AVF Venous Ulcer Guidelines The SVS-AVF Venous Ulcer Guidelines writing group has developed this educational slide set as a resource for members to incorporate into their own presentations regarding the guidelines. The complete Venous Ulcer Guidelines document is available for download and sharing as well.

Society for Vascular Surgery Practice Guidelines for Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease of the Lower Extremities: Management of Asymptomatic Disease and Claudication
J Vasc Surg 2015; published online January 28, 2015

Management of venous leg ulcers: Clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery® and the American Venous Forum
J Vasc Surg 2014; 60: 3S-59S (August 2014 Supplement)

The Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System: Risk Stratification Based on Wound, Ischemia, and Foot Infection (WIfI)
J Vasc Surg 2014; 59; 220-234.e2

Early Thrombus Removal Strategies for Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Amer​ican Venous Forum
J Vasc Surg 2012; 55; 1449-1462

Updated Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines for management of extracranial carotid disease
J Vasc Surg 2011;54:e1-e31 

Updated September 2015


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