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Emergency Vascular Surgery

A Practical Guide


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Specific Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 3-15
    3. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 17-33
    4. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 35-46
    5. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 47-51
    6. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 53-72
    7. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 73-83
    8. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 85-101
    9. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 103-114
    10. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 115-132
    11. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 133-147
  3. General Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 151-169
    3. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 171-179
    4. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 181-192
    5. Eric Wahlberg, Jerry Goldstone
      Pages 193-207
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 209-215

About this book


This book provides clear, concise guidance on the surgical management of all kinds of emergent vascular problems and focuses in particular on open surgical strategies. The aim is to provide a combined text and hands-on guide that will permit rapid retrieval of information when treating vascular surgical patients in the emergency room.

Emergency Vascular Surgery: A Practical Guide is organized into two sections, on specific body areas and general concepts. The first section covers the body from head to toe, with separate chapters for injuries and non-traumatic disease, while the second discusses general principles relating to emergent vascular surgical practice and provides broad vascular surgical guidelines for the inexperienced surgeon. Chapters in the first section are uniformly organized, addressing incidence, etiology, and pathophysiology; clinical presentation; suggestions for workup and diagnosis; and management and treatment. Initial management, selection of patients for emergent surgery, and the performance of common vascular surgical procedures are all carefully explained. The focus on a hands-on approach and practical tips will be invaluable in the clinical setting for both more experienced surgeons and newcomers to the field.


Abdominal aortic aneurysms Bleeding Iatrogenic injuries Ischemia Vascular trauma

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgeryKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Division of Vascular SurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

About the authors

Eric Wahlberg gained an MD from Karolinska Institutet Medical School in 1988 and a PhD in Vascular Physiology from Karolinska Institutet in 1994. He received his board certification in General Surgery in Sweden in the same year and subsequently served as a Cardiothoracic Fellow at Ulleval Hospital, Norway, and a Vascular Fellow at the University of California. In his subsequent career he has been Associate Professor of Surgery at Karolinska Hospital; Section Chief, Vascular Surgery, at Uppsala University Hospital; Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Research at the Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation; Professor of Vascular Surgery at Linkoping University; and Managing Director of the Hospital for Cardiovascular Diseases, Surgery, and Oncology at Linkoping University Hospital. He has also worked as a principal medical scientific expert for Novartis Pharma AG. Dr. Wahlberg has published almost 100 original and review articles as well as four books and a number of book chapters.

He is on the editorial boards of three journals and the advisory boards of four international and five national pharmaceutical companies.

Jerry Goldstone is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This would be a great book for any surgical resident or general surgeon who manages vascular surgical problems on call. The authors are recognized experts in the field of vascular surgery. … This is a high-quality book, and the content is concise and high yield. It is a terrific resource to use to begin building a foundation of knowledge in vascular surgery. I would recommend it for any surgical trainee, nonvascular surgeon, or incoming vascular surgery fellow.” (Gabriel A Wallace, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2018)