Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY)

Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young

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Mission Statement
The Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY) actively supports the mission to improve the health of children and adults with congenital heart disease and cardiovascular disease acquired during childhood through research, education, prevention and advocacy.
Making the effort to have a healthier heart is easier than you might think. The American Heart Association can offer advice and inspiration to help you improve your cardiovascular health. Find out how at

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Read a message from the CVDY Council Chair.

CVDY's Special Focus Track at Scientific Sessions 2015:  Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young
Cardiovascular Conditions of Childhood
An extensive resource designed to help children and families live heart-healthy lives.

Web Booklet: Adults With Congenital Heart Defects

Web Booklet: If Your Child Has a Congenital Heart Defect

Tools & Resources
Awards, Lectures & Scholarships
Acknowledges significant achievements in cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Council Committees
The CVDY Council is comprised of professionals who serve as experts on issues related to cardiovascular disease in children.
Early Career
The CVDY Council fosters the development of early career professionals, including research scientists and clinicians.
4th Year Fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology
CVDY Visiting Professorship in Pediatric Cardiology
Encourages mentorship and academic development of pediatric cardiology fellows and faculty who are early in their academic careers at the host institution.
Fellowship provides a means to recognize council members for outstanding contributions to the field and service to the American Heart Association (AHA).
People on the Move
CVDY highlights career moves made by members of the pediatric cardiovascular community.
Additional Resources
Find out more about the CVDY Council.


Funding Opportunities
The method for applying for funding is Web-based, using our electronic system, Grants@Heart.
Related Sites
Rheumatic Heart Disease Network
Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (2014 Grants)

FDA clarifies Warning about Pediatric Use of Revatio (sildenafil) for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
On March 31, 2014 the FDA clarified its previous recommendation regarding prescribing Revatio (sildenafil) for children with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Read the full Revatio (sildenafil) update on the FDA website.

Early Career Development & Resources

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The purpose of the American Heart Association's Early Career and Mentoring programs is to encourage and assist promising students and junior faculty as they seek to embark upon and establish successful careers in science.

Discover the many opportunities that AHA offers by visiting Early Career Development & Resources. Opportunities include networking, grant funding, travel grants, awards and more.


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CVDY- Why I'm A Member

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