Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation

Charity Footprints Partner - Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation

9400 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 315, Rosemont, Ill. 60018-4975 | Program Focus: Health

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Surgery is only part of our story.

Between 8 and 13 percent of Americans 65 and older have a common form of vascular disease called peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, which is often a sign of vascular disease throughout the body. The disease is even more common among Black patients. Vascular disease can be managed, but the more advanced the disease, the more likely the chances are of amputation and death. Diseases of the circulatory system -- of the veins and arteries -- are complicated to treat. Some require surgery.

Our Mission

To optimize the vascular health and well-being of patients and the public through support of research that leads to discovery of knowledge and innovative strategies, as well as education and programs, to prevent and treat circulatory disease.