The National Quality Registry for Vascular Surgery was started in 1987 and achieved nationwide coverage in 1994. Swedvasc registers data on production, risk factors, outcome and complications related to vascular surgery interventions in Sweden.
Peripheral vascular surgery covers diseases and injuries in the arteries and veins (heart and CNS excluded). Vascular surgery interventions consist of catheter-based procedures and open surgery. The main areas are procedures for carotid artery stenosis, aortic aneurysm and circulatory problems in the legs.
Approximately 10,000 vascular procedures per year.
Carotid surgery 97 percent.
Aortic surgery 95 percent (EVAR 82 percent)
Intervention to leg arteries 87 percent (surgery 64 percent)
Note: Variable lists are updated on a regular basis and should therefore be seen as preliminary. For the latest version, please contact the registry.
Category: Circulatory system
Certification level: 1
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