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Welcome to the PVD Council

The PVD Council actively participates in the publication of scientific statements or guidelines that are important to our members. We've included those along with articles or research that cover topics of interest to our members below.

PVD Related Science NewsView All PVD Related Science News

Additional Perspective on NSAIDs and Patients with CVD Who May be Using Aspirin
06/25/2018 | A recent study suggests that NSAIDs may not interfere with the cardiac benefits of aspirin. Those are the widely repo...
Health Literacy and Cardiovascular Disease: Fundamental Relevance to Primary and
06/04/2018 | Limited health literacy -- the degree to which individuals can access and process basic health information and servic...
Interdisciplinary Models for Research and Clinical Endeavors in Genomic Medicine
05/29/2018 | Completion of the Human Genome Project unleashed a wealth of information but it remains unclear how best to leverage ...
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Current State of the Science
02/22/2018 | Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is an important cause of Myocardial Infarction, especially in young wom...

PVD Chair's Message

Aruna D. Pradhan, MD, MPHThe 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. Read Dr. Pradhan's full message

Aruna D. Pradhan, MD, MPH
Chair, Peripheral Vascular Disease Council

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Council Activities

  • Council specific announcements, GL/Statements. or anything else the council would like to call special attention to could be listed in this section.
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Featured Member

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Become a Featured Member

Mary M. McDermott, MD, FAHAPVD Fellow, McDermott Named Distinguished Scientist

Dr. McDermott is a leading clinician investigator studying lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). Traditionally, the natural history of lower extremity outcomes in people with PAD and intermittent claudication was considered ‘benign’, because most people with PAD do not develop critical limb ischemia or worsening leg symptoms. Using a prospective study design with systematic assessment of objectively measured walking performance over time, Dr. McDermott’s investigative team demonstrated that people with PAD have greater functional impairment and faster functional decline than people without PAD.

Learn more about Dr. McDermott's accomplishments.

CME Education

Peripheral Artery Disease Simulation Series

Test your clinical assessment and critical thinking skills as you evaluate and manage patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). In this set of 2 simulations, you will be immersed in a 3-D environment where you will interact with a life-like virtual patient, complete with dynamic monitoring, dialoguing, diagnostic testing, drugs, intervention options and performance debriefing.

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Funding Opportunities

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

PVD Council Awards

The PVD Council proudly sponsors award programs that honor the efforts of its members and their outstanding research. View the PVD Council Awards to see if you qualify.

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom (WOW) is a Professional Heart Daily feature intended to encourage women considering or in the early stages of a career in science and medicine; it profiles accomplished women in science and medicine and shares brief insights and stories. Submit Words of Wisdom

“Careers are marathons, not sprints. Hence, similar to marathon training it is critical to have a training practice. I recommend individuals develop primordial prevention practices to foster resilience to prevent injuries, and to heal more quickly if one experiences an injury/setback.”

 —Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FAHA, FACC

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FAHA, FACC

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