The American Heart Association’
“The American Heart Association is one of the oldest and most venerable organizations in the world focused on advancing the knowledge, understanding, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular problems in people of all ages. In recent years, the focus on children and young adults with these problems has intensified and the AHA has been in the forefront of those developments. As a Pediatric cardiologist, I am very pleased to assume the position of Chairperson of their Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young as it continues to be an international leader in helping develop the clinical and scientific advances that we need to best care for our patients and their families,” said Dr. Gewitz.
The Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young seeks to accomplish its mission by focusing on children’s heart health, including basic science and clinical investigation, epidemiology, clinical practice and education programs.
CVDY facilitates the development of criteria for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of congenital cardiovascular malformations and acquired heart disease such as rheumatic fever, bacterial endocarditis, Kawasaki disease, high blood pressure, and atherosclerosis in children.
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About Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester, LLP
Children's & Women's Physicians of Westchester is one of the largest medical practices in the nation comprised of dedicated doctors and health professionals committed to providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care to women, infants, children and adolescents. The medical practice is located throughout the greater New York Metropolitan area, extending from New York City, throughout the Hudson Valley, including Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam and Orange Counties as well as in Southern Connecticut. For information on our medical specialties and office locations visit our website at www.cwpw.org.