Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease (KCVD)

Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease

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Mission Statement
The American Heart Association (AHA) Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease (KCVD) mission is to reduce cardiovascular-related disability and death through research, communication, advocacy and education about the kidney.

Kidney disease is a major cause and a consequence of cardiovascular disease. Chronic renal insufficiency is thought to be an independent risk factor for developing hypertension, vascular disease, atherosclerosis and other morbidity and mortality risk factors. Patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes are also at high risk for developing kidney failure.

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KCVD Awards and Lectures

 Message from the Chair
The council strives to reduce cardiovascular-related disability and death through research, communication, advocacy and education about the kidney.

Awards, Lectures & Scholarships
The KCVD council proudly sponsors numerous award programs which honor outstanding researchers, early career investigators or medical students.

Fellowship provides a means to recognize council members for outstanding contributions to the field and service to the American Heart Association (AHA).


Hypertension is one of 11 AHA journals. It represents the Councils on HBPR and KCVD, in cooperation with the Inter-American Society of Hypertension. 

Council Committees
The KCVD council is comprised of professionals who serve as experts on issues related to the kidney in cardiovascular disease.
Early Career
The KCVD council fosters the development of early career professionals, including research scientists and clinicians.

Additional Resources
Find out more about the KCVD Council

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Council of American Kidney Societies (CAKS)
Prospective applicants can reach the new Web site listing research funding opportunities by going to Research Funding.

Funding Opportunities
The method for applying for funding is Web-based, using our electronic system, Grants@Heart


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