KCVD - Message from the Chair

Updated:Jul 1,2012

moshe_Levi_200x200 Welcome to the KCVD Council website.  The council strives to reduce cardiovascular-related disability and death through research, communication, advocacy and education about the kidney.

The Council for the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease (KCVD) is a dynamic group of investigators and clinicians who are dedicated to unraveling the kidney’s role in hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. 

The last 10 years have witnessed an explosion of research documenting kidney-heart links. This has included a focus on the ‘cardiorenal syndrome’, and on the role of chronic kidney disease as a cardiovascular risk factor.  At the same time, advances in molecular physiology and genetics have reemphasized the kidney’s contribution to, and damage from, hypertension. 

The KCVD Council works actively to support research into the causes of kidney-related cardiovascular disease, and to develop translational approaches to enhance patient care and disease prevention.  It also works to develop the next generation of cardio/renal scientists.  We would welcome your membership in the council!

Best Wishes,

Moshe Levi, M.D., FAHA
Chair, Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease


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