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Vascular Medicine Consult

The Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization® (SVS PSO) and the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM), in collaboration with the American Heart Association® (AHA), are pleased to offer the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative’s Vascular Medicine Consult (VMC) Registry.

This Registry targets the management of NEW Outpatient Consults who are being treated medically for:

  • Atherosclerotic carotid artery occlusive disease
  • Abdominal Aortic aneurysm
  • Peripheral lower extremity arterial disease due to atherosclerosis or true aneurysm

The Vascular Medicine Consult Registry provides a unique opportunity to look at the natural history of a disease and what factors impact the progression. The emphasis of this Registry will be medication details and dosages, risk factor and lifestyle modifications such as exercise and diet, and non-operative treatments and counseling i. The value of this Registry centers on the comparative effectiveness of surgery vs. medically managing these vascular diseases.

Vascular Medicine Registry – Importance of Tracking Medical Management

Key Features of the Vascular Medicine Consult Registry

  • Web-based data registry with real-time reporting
  • Compares patients, processes of care and outcomes anonymously with others in the VQI network
  • Incorporates the WIfI and PARC classification systems for peripheral arterial disease
  • Enhanced medication tracking including doses
  • Allows participants to rapidly report specific detailed outcomes from medical management

Excluded from the Vascular Medicine Consult Registry

  • Evaluation/diagnosis of pseudo or neurogenic claudication, peripheral arterial disease due to trauma, popliteal entrapment, medial adventious cystic disease, chronic compartment syndrome
  • Carotid disease due to dissection, infection, aneurysm, tumor, isolated common carotid lesion not thought to involve the bifurcation, disease of the carotid bifurcation due solely to vasculitis, and moyamoya disease, and fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Isolated aortic dissection without aneurysm
  • Thoracic, thoracoabdominal, and mycotic aneurysms

Benefits of VMC Registry Participation

“We can see if we have done enough to keep patients healthy. We can understand in greater detail how cardiovascular risk factors are managed and how that impacts patient outcomes.”

Dr. Michael R. Jaff
Chief Medical Officer & Vice President,
Peripheral Interventions, Boston Scientific

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