The American Heart Association's (AHA) strategic goal to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 20 percent by the year 2020 has led to an emphasis on the importance of resuscitation and the chain of survival in AHA activities and use of resources. The Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR) bench-to-bedside and community approach ranges from integrated cardiopulmonary physiology to issues of critical care, emergency cardiovascular care and CPR. Pulmonary hypertension and regulation of the pulmonary circulation have historically been areas of investigation for many of our council members. The council is keenly interested in promoting approaches that include clinical care, clinical research and basic science.
Council activities focus on developing research interests and careers of young investigators, writing scientific statements for the AHA, supporting scientific meetings and providing representation on various American Heart Association committees.
Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil, FAHA
Chair, Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation
The mission of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) is to accelerate the discovery, translation and application of knowledge to promote and improve overall cardiovascular health. Our efforts focus on contributing nursing’s biopsychosocial expertise to American Heart Association's (AHA) global agenda to promote ideal cardiovascular health, quality of life, and heart healthy lifestyles and environments.
Deborah Chyun, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing
The purpose of the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD) is to achieve the objectives of the American Heart Association (AHA) in the field of clinical cardiology, to promote excellence in clinical care and to foster the professional development and education of clinical cardiologists. Through council-sponsored symposia, panels and scientific conferences, members can access new developments in the field and interpret and promote clinical cardiology to professional and lay audiences.
Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Chair, Council on Clinical Cardiology
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.
Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE, FAHA
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young
Council members are American Heart Association (AHA) volunteers. The Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) includes surgeons, anesthesiologists and scientists interested in cardiac, vascular and thoracic interventions. The council is involved in a full range of American Heart Association activities, including basic science and clinical trials. Specific goals of the council are to improve application of established surgical procedures and anesthetic techniques, increase awareness of new issues in the field of cardiovascular surgery and anesthesia, and disseminate new knowledge to increase the number of patients who may benefit from safer and more effective surgical treatment. All cardiovascular surgeons, thoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists and other professional colleagues are encouraged to become council members.
Marc Ruel, MD, MPH, FAHA
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia
The mission of the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention (CVRI) is to provide leadership to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular, peripheral vascular and cerebrovascular diseases, using diagnostic and functional imaging and imaging-directed interventions.
Constantino Peña, MD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention