CV Team Physician Assistants Committee Co-Chairs Address Role of PAs in CV Care

A recent article published in the American Academy of PAs features ACC CV Team Physician Assistants Committee Co-Chairs Disty Pearson, PA-C, and Viet Le, MPAS, PA-C. Pearson spent 11 years in cardiac surgery and seven years in cardiology before moving 19 years ago to caring for patients with adult congenital heart disease. The article notes that PAs like Pearson are among those meeting the needs of people with complex cardiovascular conditions, many of whom have comorbidities and other issues. Le works in another area of heart care: on the cardiovascular research team at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, UT. "In research, you've moved beyond helping one patient to helping thousands of patients if you improve the knowledge base," Le says. "As a PA, I get to walk in both worlds." Read more.