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The goal of NCVH is to bring together key disciplines to focus on the team approach to total cardiovascular care in patients with PAD and CLI. This approach creates an environment for clinical collaboration to address the continuum of care for the patient.

NCVH is proud to announce the addition of NCVH Texas. “Multidisciplinary Advancements in the Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease and Limb Preservation” will be held in Austin, Texas on July 22. Register now.

A record attendance of 330 attendees, faculty and exhibitors convened in Orlando for the 3rd annual NCVH Florida: Evolving Paradigms in Cardiology and Vascular Concepts held Saturday, March 4. Congratulations to meeting Chairman, Dr. Arthur Lee!

NCVH Shreveport, “Multidisciplinary Advancements in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease and Endovascular Therapy", was held at the Shreveport Convention Center on Saturday, February 18. Congratulations to Drs. W. Britton Eaves and Wayne W. Zhang, NCVH Shreveport Chairmen, on another very successful meeting.

Craig M. Walker, MD, NCVH Chairman, will deliver the keynote lecture, “Multidisciplinary Approach for a Successful CLI Management Program”, at this year’s CRT Interventional Cardiology Conference in Washington, DC. highly-anticipated presentation occurs on Monday, February 20 and is part of the CRT’s Endovascular Track. Click to learn more. 

Robert A. Attaran, MD, NCVH Co-Chairman, is featured in the Winter edition of Vein Magazine.  Dr. Attaran discusses the NCVH Annual Conference and Vein Forum, ‘A Multidisciplinary Approach to Optimizing Venous Circulation.’

High-Profile Death Prompts Need for Education: In response to recent inquiries, New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) and Horizons International Peripheral Group (HIPG) are making resources available to the public and medical community. The convenient, fact sheet attached contains important information on Aortic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissections in an easy-to-read format. 

Osama A. Ibrahim, MD, FACC, North Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute, was recently asked to serve as a Member of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Section Leadership Council by The America College of Cardiology (ACC). The ACC has the privilege to select outstanding members of the College to serve on its task forces, work groups, councils and committees. Dr. Ibrahim also serves as the Co-Chairman for NCVH Minneapolis. Congratulations, Dr. Ibrahim. Learn more:

NCVH 2017:  Mary Yost, MBA, discusses “Understanding the Business of Peripheral Interventions” scheduled for May 30, 2017 in New Orleans

LAFAYETTE, LA — Medical history was made in China earlier this month.  Dr. Craig Walker, interventional cardiologist, Founder, President and Medical Director, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, performed the first use of laser and drug-coated balloon technology in China during a recent physician teaching opportunity in Beijing.  

Endovascular Today: Defining a Paradigm for Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis by Craig M. Walker, MD and Eric J. Dippel, MD

Dr. Craig Walker moderates Special Session: Complex Lower Extremity Arterial Interventions at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference in Washington DC.

Craig Walker, MD, visits with industry in the exhibit arena at the 2016 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference in Washington DC.​

Dr. James Caridi, Interventional Radiologist, Tulane Health System, was featured on the New Orleans CBS affiliate, WWL, last night as he discussed the ground-breaking use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a safer alternative to conventional iodinated contrast for patients who have a history of diabetes or compromised kidney function.​

NCVH Birmingham: “Comprehensive Cardiac and Vascular Symposium for the Primary Care Provider and Specialist” held on August 27 at Renaissance Ross Bridge.  The meeting was chaired by Robert Foster, MD, and Craig Walker, MD. 

NCVH Lafayette: “Cardiovascular Update for the Primary Care Provider” was held on Saturday, August 6. Approximately 150 healthcare professionals convened in Lafayette for the latest cardiovascular treatment and technology for optimizing patient outcomes.

NCVH New Jersey: Comprehensive Cardiology Symposium held on July 23 in Atlantic City, New Jersey

NCVH 2016:  Bringing Science, Engineering, and Medicine Together to Build Devices: An Interview With Ghassan S. Kassab, PhD

NCVH 2016:  Mary Yost, President and Senior Analyst, The Sage Group - Major amputation over utilised globally for critical limb ischaemia.

New Technologies for Venous Therapy: An Interview With Seshadri Raju, MD

Dr. Thomas McNamara receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from Dr. Craig Walker during this week’s C3 Conference in Orlando, Florida.  Dr. Amir Motarjeme, (far right) attended the presentation.

NCVH Florida Chairman, Arthur Lee, MD:  First in Region to Offer Newly-Approved WATCHMAN tm  LAAC Implant

Dr. Robert Kovach Discusses NCVH New Jersey, Scheduled July 23, 2016

Tulane Doctors’ Innovation Reduces Risks for Patients with Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease – June 14, 2016

First in Nation:  MIMICS-2 case was featured live via satellite at the New Cardiovascular Horizons Annual Conference in New Orleans on June 1st 2016.

NCVH Expands Aortic Focus at 2016 Conference – June 10, 2016

NCVH: New Cardiovascular Horizons Continues as Leader in CLI Education: 12th Annual CLI Summit Held During Conference – June 09, 2016

SPECTRANETICS:  Second Interim Analysis on ILLUMENATE Global Study Presented on Spectranetics’ Stellarex drug-coated balloon at NCVH (First in U.S. Announcement)​

VASCULAR DISEASE MANAGEMENT: Craig Walker, MD, Discusses How Standardization Will Bring Best Outcomes for PAD Therapy - June0 8, 2016

HOUMA TODAY: Houma doctor uses technology to teach others around the world - June 07, 2016

New CO2 Society website launched.  This site,, is a dedicated forum for medical professionals interested in the latest advancements with respect to the use of CO2 in patient imaging and treatment.  The CO2 Angiography Society Annual Conference will be taking place at NCVH 2016 on Saturday, June 04 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. - May 27, 2016

THE SAGE GROUP Announces that Mary L. Yost, President, Will Lecture at the NEW CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZONS (NCVH) Second Annual “Understanding the Business of Peripheral Interventions” Session - May 19

First Kansas Physician Specialist in the KC Area Has Successfully Performed the First VENASEAL Varicose Vein Procedure - May 11

Conference to Bring in Cardiovascular Medicine Professionals - NCVH Shreveport - January 8

Vein Specialists of America (VSA) Appoints Dr. Ariel Soffer to be Chief Medical Officer and Lead a New Physician Training Academy - November 06

Making Advances in Optimal Cardiovascular Care - October 26

NCVH and ISES  Work Together to Enhance Physician Education Programs - Spetember 30


Medicure Announces Filing of sNDA for New AGGRASTAT® Indication - September 10

Dr. Walker's September Address for Vascular Disease Management "A New Option for Hemodynamic Assessment" - August 27

Venous Insufficiency: The Changing Paradigm in Vascular Disease - July 01

Charles J. Boudreaux Elected as Board President of New Cardiovascular Horizons Foundation - June 23

Advanced Catheter Therapies: The Occlusion Perfusion Catheter™ (OPC) Device Featured in Live Case at NCVH - June 23

Congratulations to Dr. David Trice, NCVH Mobile Faculty Member, for the first US implant of the BIOTRONIK’s Orsiro hybrid drug-eluting stent (DES) - June 18

NCVH Seeks to Raise PAD & CLI Awareness, Improve Patient Care – June 04

Local Cardiologists Unveils Findings – June 03, 2015

THE SAGE GROUP Announces that Mary L. Yost, President, Will Lecture at the NEW CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZONS (NCVH) Inaugural Economic Session “Understanding the Business of Peripheral Interventions” - May 12

Training the Front Line: Podiatrists and PAD – May 05

Vascular Disease Management previews NCVH New Orleans 2015 – May 05

NCVH Announces Live Case Transmission Sites – May 05

NCVH Announces Inaugural Vein Forum – May 05

ncvh-videoNew Cardiovascular Horizons- Interview with Chairman Craig Walker, MD - March 04

ncvh-videoNew Cardiovascular Horizons- Interview with Wound Care Program Chair Frank Tursi, DPM - March 04

Podiatrists Well Represented at NCVH Florida in Orlando – March 13

An Advanced Solution for SFA Disease: Vascular Mimetic Implants - October 30

Mount Sinai First to Use New Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter to Open Blocked Leg Arteries - October 14

Direct Flow Medical receives CE mark for its enhanced transfemoral delivery system - October 08

Medtronic, Covidien name peripherals biz transition team - October 01

Renal Artery Interventions: An Interview With Larry J. Diaz-Sandoval, MD - October 01

Carbon Dioxide Digital Subtraction Angiography (CO2 DSA): A Comprehensive User Guide for All Operators - Spetember 30

Are We Intervening in CLI Patients Early Enough? - September 24

EXCITE ISR: Laser Atherectomy Superior to Angioplasty Alone for Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis - September 16

Boston Scientific Launches POLARIS Imaging System – July 22