Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)
Message from the Chair
As a cardiovascular anesthesiologist, it is an incredible privilege to serve as Chair of the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) as the AHA turns 100 years in 2024. Our council is a blended family of physicians and clinicians who serve cardiovascular patients undergoing surgery and interventional procedures. Our membership derives from cardiovascular surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and other professionals involved in periprocedural patient management.
Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)
The CVSA 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.
Current AHA Research Grant and Funding Opportunities
Grant and funding opportunities are posted throughout the year. Check out a complete listing of current RFPs and apply to fund your research today.
The latest research in the fields of cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, electrophysiology, internal medicine, nursing and other fields in cardiovascular medicine are printed in the council's journal each month.
CVSA Council Awards
CVSA proudly sponsors an which honors researchers, early career investigators and medical students.
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