Cochrane Vascular's most cited and most accessed reviews


The top ten most accessed reviews contributing to the 2019 Impact Factor were:

Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters

Treatment for superficial infusion thrombophlebitis of the upper extremity

Graduated compression stockings for prevention of deep vein thrombosis

Heparin versus 0.9% sodium chloride locking for prevention of occlusion in central venous catheters in adults

Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters

Compression stockings for preventing deep vein thrombosis in airline passengers

Thrombolytic therapy for pulmonary embolism

Phlebotonics for venous insufficiency

Exercise for intermittent claudication

Combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolism


The top most cited reviews from the Vascular Group contributing to the 2019 Impact Factor were:

Exercise for intermittent claudication

Supervised exercise therapy versus home-based exercise therapy versus walking advice for intermittent claudication

Graft type for femoro-popliteal bypass surgery

Endovascular treatment for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm

Low molecular weight heparin for prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients with lower-limb immobilization

Corticosteroids for the treatment of Kawasaki disease in children

Endovascular revascularisation versus conservative management for intermittent claudication

Imaging for the exclusion of pulmonary embolism in pregnancy

Totally percutaneous versus surgical cut-down femoral artery access for elective bifurcated abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair

Autologous cells derived from different sources and administered using different regimens for 'no-option' critical lower limb ischaemia patients