Cochrane Vascular is one of 52 worldwide review groups belonging to Cochrane. We produce systematic reviews on all medical and surgical interventions for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of peripheral arterial and venous diseases. These reviews provide a powerful tool to enhance healthcare knowledge and decision making.

Venous thromboembolism is one of our major topics, but we also cover aortic aneurysm; lower limb arterial occlusive disease, including intermittent claudication and critical limb ischaemia; and other venous diseases including varicose veins and venous insufficiency.

Our evidence is freely available within the UK via the Cochrane Library. Further information about us, including details on all our reviews can be found here.

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CHAPS Study:

Compression hosiery to avoid post thrombotic syndrome trial

GAPS Study:

Graduated compression stockings as adjuvant to pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis in elective surgical patients (GAPS study): randomised controlled trial


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