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Vascular disease is a major public health problem. In the United States, venous thromboembolism accounts for about a million emergency department visits each year and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Accurate diagnosis and coordinated care are vital to achiving good outcomes. The Center for Vascular Emergencies was created to advance research into the diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology of vascular emergencies, to educate providers and patients about these diseases, and to facilitate the multidisciplinary care of these complex patients.
The Center is designed around a multidisciplinary, team approach. We partner with the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care at MGH, the Divisions of Vascular Medicine, Cardiology, and Pulmonary/Critical Care in the Department of Medicine, The Divisions of Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery, and the Department of Radiology. We also have close ties to epidemiologists at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Channing Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Our partnerships ensure an interdisciplinary approach to research, education, and patient care.
The Center publishes scientific manuscripts, reviews and book chapters. We lecture nationally and internationally on the care of patients with vascular emergencies. The Center offers educational sessions, lectures and training to fellows, residents, nurses, and midlevel providers. In collaboration with the MGH Institue for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, our members participate in continuing medical education courses for providers focused on the care of patients with vascular disease.
The Center also supports the advanced training and development of physicians interested in vascular emergency research by offering one and two-year research fellowships. These fellowships are open to physicians of any specialty and offer access to research and clinical experiences related to vascular emergencies. In addition, we offer the potential for a masters degree through the Harvard School of Public Health. Those interested in fellowship opportunities should contact Christopher Kabrhel at email@example.com.
The MGH Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) is a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort designed to improve the care of patients with severe pulmonary embolism (PE) by facilitating access to advanced clot removal therapies and performing research that directly improves the health of patients. The Center for Vascular Emergencies collaborates closely with the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care where the PERT team is based, and is working to create a national network of PERT centers. The PERT offers clinical, education and research opportunities to Center affiliates.
Please read below to learn more about the Center’s research projects.
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Christopher Kabrhel MD MPHAssociate Professor, Harvard Medical SchoolDirector, Center for Vascular Emergencies
Department of Emergency MedicineMassachusetts General HospitalZero Emerson Place, Suite 3BBoston, MA firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 617-726-5824
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