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Most Americans are familiar with heart disease and with the consequences of blockages in the vessels that carry blood to and from the heart. But few people realize that blockages caused by a buildup of plaque and cholesterol affect more than coronary arteries. Arteries throughout the body carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart, so blockages can occur in all arteries with serious effects.

Why is vascular health newsworthy?

The Society for Vascular Surgery and SVS members in the news.

"Innovation: Dr. Patrick Kelly." South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Nov. 8, 2019.

"If You are Skilled, Passionate and Committed, You Would Make a Great Vascular Surgeon." Media Planet, August 2019

For press releases, media inquiries or to speak with a vascular surgeon, contact Beth Bales at (312) 334-2316 or by email​. (No solicitors, please.)


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About the SVS

Articles about the Society for Vascular Surgery.

​SVS PAC would like to acknowledge and thank the following members for their very generous contributions made January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) represents the interests of its members and their practices in federal policy-making activities. 

SVS monitors and advocates for legislative and regulatory issues and collaborates with organizations representing similar surgical healthcare issues. Members are kept informed of legislative and regulatory activities with email updates and articles in Vascular Specialist on important issues.     

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