Scope and remit

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The scope of Cochrane Vascular is broad, and includes the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of peripheral arterial and venous diseases.

Diseases of the heart, carotid vessels and venous ulcers fall under the scope of Cochrane Heart, Cochrane Stroke and Cochrane Wounds respectively.

Only evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs) is used for reviewing health care interventions. Outcomes of importance to both clinicians and patients are included in the reviews. Guidelines on outcome measures have been developed within the Group following wide consultation. 

Please contact our Managing Editor for more details regarding the scope of Cochrane Vascular.

In addition to producing systematic reviews the Cochrane Vascular Information Specialist maintains and administers a Specialised Register of controlled trials at the editorial base.