Council members are American Heart Association (AHA) volunteers. The Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) includes surgeons, anesthesiologists and scientists interested in cardiac, vascular and thoracic interventions. The council is involved in a full range of American Heart Association activities, including basic science and clinical trials. Specific goals of the council are to improve application of established surgical procedures and anesthetic techniques, increase awareness of new issues in the field of cardiovascular surgery and anesthesia, and disseminate new knowledge to increase the number of patients who may benefit from safer and more effective surgical treatment. All cardiovascular surgeons, thoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists and other professional colleagues are encouraged to become council members.
Marc Ruel, MD, MPH, FAHA
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia
The Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) provides a forum for a multidisciplinary group of volunteers committed to making a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of heart disease and stroke through improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes.
Paul Heidenreich, MD, MS, FAHA
Chair, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research