Manchester Vascular Centre recruit first patient in the UK to abdominal aortic aneurysm study

Congratulations to the research team at the Manchester Vascular Centre, who recruited the first patient in the UK to a study comparing current treatment for complex abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a common condition where the aorta, the largest artery, begins to bulge abnormally. They vary in complexity, with some being more complex due to their proximity to the arterial branches to the kidneys.

There are a number of different methods of managing such complex aneurysms. In this study researchers will compare the effectiveness of different treatments to see if a particular treatment is suited for patients with particular features. The overall aim is to be able to provide patents with a more personalised treatment strategy.


UK-COMPASS team (L-R: Laura Perry – Clinical Trials Coordinator, Mr David Murray – Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Rojy Santosh – Clinical Research Nurse, Anu John – Assistant Research Practitioner)

The study called UK-COMPASS, is led locally by Mr David Murray, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Manchester Vascular Centre. Speaking about the recruitment success, David said:

It’s fantastic news that we’ve recruited the first patient in the UK to the UK-COMPASS study. By learning more about how different complex abdominal aortic aneurysms are treated, we hope to be able to provide our patients with personalised treatment pathways, ensuring they receive the best possible care.