Tackling the uncommon, but devastating, complication of infection after EVAR

Rachel Bell (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK) describes a variety of specialist surgical options to treat infection after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a relatively rare occurrence that can have devastating complications. She stresses the importance of dealing with the problem within a multidisciplinary team and highlights the positive results achieved in her unit, which is seeing a survival rate of 88% at three years post intervention. Bell, who is the current president of the British Society for Endovascular Therapy (BSET) spoke to Vascular News at the recent London Aortic Symposium.

Bell, Rachel

Rachel Bell is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and the network director for vascular surgery for the South East Vascular Network (SEVN).

She is also the Chair of the Circulation Foundation and sits on the board for the Vanguard and Cardiovascular Institute and Network (CVIN) projects.

Nationally Rachel was the secretary of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy (2014-2018) and is the London representative on the NHSE Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for vascular surgery.

She qualified with distinction in surgery from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in 1994.

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