Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

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Abstract submission now open through June 10.

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Mission Statement

The Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) seeks to integrate the academic and clinical missions of all interdisciplinary vascular health professionals in order to expand professional and public vascular education; to advance the basic science and clinical research and evidence based practice; and to thereby improve clinical outcomes of individuals with PVD.

PVD FIT Workshop

Sponsored by the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease, this go-to workshop continues to provide unparalleled educational and mentoring opportunities for the successful professional development of vascular and cardiovascular post-graduate trainees and junior faculty. Leading experts offer state-of-the-art programming on vascular disease management as well as perspectives on conducting clinical trials and academic research.  Visit the PVD FIT Workshop Programming page to learn more.

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 Message from the Chair
Read a message from the PVD Council Chair.

Awards, Lectures & Scholarships
Acknowledges significant achievements in cardiovascular diseases and stroke

Fellowship provides a means to recognize council members for outstanding contributions to the field and service to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Council Committees
The PVD Council is comprised of professionals who serve as experts on issues related to Peripheral Vascular Disease.
Early Career

The PVD council fosters the development of early career professionals, including research scientists and clinicians.

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Find out more about the PVD Council

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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.


BRIDGE LogoWhat is the BRIDGE Study?
Overall, there is uncertainty about the benefit or harm of bridging anticoagulation. This research study will determine the possible benefits and harms of bridging anticoagulation and will inform doctors about the best way to care for patients like you in the future. The BRIDGE study aims to provide definitive evidence about the pros and cons of bridging and will establish a standard-of-care.

Some doctors switch patients from warfarin to heparin around the time of surgeries and procedures (“bridging anticoagulation”), while others simply stop the warfarin. There has never been a controlled study to determine which of these strategies is the best one to prevent arterial thrombotic events (ATEs) or clotting.

More details on the BRIDGE Study on the Professional Online Network.

Contact the investigators if you have potentially eligible patients -

Funding Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI): NCT00786474

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Become a professional member of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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• Affiliate with one of 16 Scientific Councils.
• Save on AHA/ASA Scientific Sessions.
• Save on print publications.
• Apply for research funding and not pay a fee
• Enjoy many more membership benefits.

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