This leaflet developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the VASGBI gives information to help you prepare for surgery on one of the large blood vessels in your body. This could be your neck (carotid artery – see blue section), your abdomen (aorta – see pink section) or your legs (femoral artery – see lilac section). It provides information about the different types of anaesthetics which can be used for these operations and what choices you may have. Please ask your surgeon, anaesthetist or preassessment nurse to highlight which sections of this leaflet apply to you.

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