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Authors Roland Asmar

Published 15 December 2006 Volume 2006:2(4) Pages 325—326

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Roland Asmar, Paris, France

The International Society for Vascular Health (ISVH) was established in June 2005 as a non-profit making society under French Law (1901). Publication of ISVH by-laws and establishment of the Executive Committee were achieved in August 2005.

The first question posed by the Board was: “Why yet another International Society?” The unanimous conclusion of the ISVH Board was that there exists an urgent need for a society dedicated to the improvement of vascular health in patients worldwide. Our first step was to contact national and international societies of cardiology, diabetes, thrombosis, and atherosclerosis. We were aware of the excellent role of these vital societies in their research into the causes and consequences of their respective diseases. We received a positive response and confirmation of the need for a clinical-based society which can bring together the patient-oriented aspects in the management of vascular health globally.

At the same time, the Society Journal Vascular Health and Risk Management was created. The journal is now indexed in MedLine and PubMed, and ISVH will encourage the production of manuscripts in the field of vascular health management.

ISVH membership has grown worldwide, not only from areas such as cardiology, diabetes, thrombosis, and atherosclerosis, but also notably in nephrology, rheumatology, neurology, and diet/nutrition.

ISVH acknowledges support from founding sponsors: Servier, Microlife, Omron, and Atcor Medical. Further sponsorships have been received and will be thanked in the next edition of ISVH Society News.

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