Welcome to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section!

Eugenia Gianos, MD, FACC

Eugenia Gianos, MD, FACC

The ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section was created in March 2014 and emerged from the original ACC Prevention Committee when it became clear that cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, both nationally and globally, was becoming a key priority of the college. Today, the prevention section is one of the most active and important groups.

The section's mission is to promote CVD prevention to our patients and cardiovascular team through advocacy, education, and research. The section serves as the primary home for ACC members interested in the broad area of CVD prevention. It includes members who are experts and leaders in all aspects of prevention, including cardiac imaging, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiometabolic disorders and diabetes, CVD risk assessment, digital strategy, disparities of care, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, nutrition and tobacco cessation.

Join the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section — Today!

The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Member Section is only able to accomplish its mission through support from members. Members can join online by clicking here or by contacting ACC Member Care at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603; or direct dial (202) 375-6000.

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As our membership grows, so does the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Member Section's opportunities to impact College policies and provide additional member benefits.

Section Announcements

Section News


Learn More About the Evolving Field of Cardio-Obstetrics at Cardio-Obstetrics Essentials

June 26, 2024

Upcoming Event

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S. and maternal morbidity and mortality rates are rising. Cardio-Obstetrics Essentials, taking place Nov. 1-3 in Washington DC and virtually, provides the entire cardiovascular care team with the tools needed to get up to date on the evolving field of cardio-obstetrics. Register today to learn about the latest updates and join our efforts to improve maternal outcomes! Advanced registration ends Oct.1. Register now.


New Toolkit Aims to Bridge Gaps in Care of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

June 25, 2024


Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy affect about 8% to 10% of pregnant individuals. A new Postpartum Hypertension Clinic Development Toolkit – the result of an innovative collaboration that started between ACC's Pennsylvania Chapter and ACC's Reproductive Health and Cardio-Obstetrics Member Section thanks to a Chapter/Section grant – aims to increase awareness of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and bridge gaps in care. Learn more.


Learn How to Overcome Challenges in HTN Management With New Infographic

April 22, 2024

Featured Infographic

Learning to correctly measure blood pressure is key to the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Failure to adhere to the correct techniques can lead to measurement errors of more than 30 mmHg. Understand the best practices for blood pressure measurement for hypertension patients with a new infographic, "Mismeasurement of Blood Pressure in the Office: Finding the Common Mistakes." Access the infographic, patient case quizzes and more free education in ACC's online course, Overcoming Challenges in Hypertension Management.

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