In this short report, we present preliminary results on the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the provision of NHS vascular care in the UK and its potential impact on short-term surgical outcomes.
The analysis covered:
- patients who had a repair procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
- patients who had carotid endarterectomy, and
- patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who had either lower limb revascularisation (endovascular / bypass surgery) or major amputation.
The results in this report are based on data extracted from the NVR data collection system on 28 January 2021, which covered patients whose operation was performed in 2019 and 2020.
This report is an update on the one we published in November 2020, to include the time period from August to October 2020.