Media Alert: 2021 ACC/AHA/SVM/ACP Advanced Training Statement on Vascular Medicine

Contact: Dana Kauffman,, 202-375-6294

WASHINGTON (Jan 15, 2021) -

The 2021 ACC/AHA/SVM/ACP Advanced Training Statement on Vascular Medicine will publish online in the American College of Cardiology’s Journal of the American College of Cardiology, in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions and in the Society for Vascular Medicine’s journal, Vascular Medicine, on Friday, Jan. 15 at 8:00 a.m. EST and is embargoed until that time.

This Advanced Training Statement addresses the core competencies required of vascular medicine specialists and complements the training in vascular medicine mandatory of all physician trainees during the standard three-year general cardiovascular fellowship. Furthermore, this document identifies selected competencies of vascular medicine specialists that go beyond core expectations that may be achieved by some advanced trainees during their formal fellowship training or through subsequent training experiences. In addition, this Advanced Training Statement provides examples of appropriate measures for assessing competence in vascular medicine training, including knowing the strategies to improve vascular health equity by understanding sex, race, and ethnicity-related differences in clinical epidemiology, causes and outcomes of vascular disease.

The statement is co-authored by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Society for Vascular Medicine and the American College of Physicians. It was developed in collaboration with the Association of Black Cardiologists, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the Society for Vascular Nursing and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

About the American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit


About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.


About the Society for Vascular Medicine

The Society for Vascular Medicine is a professional organization that was founded in 1989.The Society recognizes the importance of individuals with diverse backgrounds and from multiple specialties to achieve its mission to promote and advance the discipline of vascular medicine and the care of patients with vascular disease. Visit


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