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Book and Media Reviews
November 12, 2008

Emergency Vascular Surgery: A Practical Guide

JAMA. 2008;300(18):2186-2187. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.620

A significant proportion of vascular surgical practice requires the management of vascular emergencies. The ability to diagnose these problems efficiently and accurately is paramount to patient survival. Outcomes are often predicated on rapid diagnosis of vascular emergencies, and this text serves as an excellent overview of common emergencies that may be encountered in any vascular practice, emergency department, or trauma bay. This text is a guide intended for practitioners who regularly evaluate vascular emergencies, need to rapidly identify them, and require a systematic algorithm to triage patients. This book is ideal for the surgical house officer or the emergency department physician exposed to vascular emergencies that necessitate the ability to acutely recognize vascular problems and formulate management options prior to the arrival of the vascular specialist.