American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology is transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The College is a 39,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.
American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national organization of internists — physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its membership of 130,000 includes internists, internal medicine subspecialists, and medical students, residents, and fellows.
American Board of Internal Medicine

For more than 70 years, Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 19 subspecialties and has meant that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. ABIM is not a membership society, but a non-profit, independent evaluation organization. Our accountability is both to the profession of medicine and to the public.
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) is a professional not-for-profit organization, international in scope, which provides its members with a variety of continuing medical education programs related to nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), promotes accreditation and certification in nuclear cardiology and is the principal advocacy voice for the profession.
Society of Cardovascular Computed Tomography

SCCT is the international professional society representing physicians, scientists and technologists advocating for research, education and clinical excellence in the use of cardiovascular computed tomography.
American College of Phlebology

The ACP, American College of Phlebology, is the premiere association for physicians and allied health professionals working in the field of phlebology. The College not only acts as a forum for physicians and other health professionals to exchange medical knowledge, it also offers education and training, and seeks to improve the standards of medical practitioners and the quality of patient care.The American College of Phlebology (ACP) is comprised of over 2000 phlebology professionals who are setting the pace and direction for the growth of the field of phlebology. With an average annual growth rate of approximately 15% over the past five years, the ACP, through the efforts of its members, is making a significant impact on the specialty of phlebology.
Society for Vascular Medicine

The Society for Vascular Medicine is a professional organization that was founded in 1989 to foster a broad mission. The goals of the Society are to improve the integration of vascular biological advances into medical practice, and to maintain high standards of clinical vascular medicine.

American Society for Echocardiography

The American Society of Echocardiography is an organization of professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education,advocacy, research, innovation and service to our members and the public.We are the Heart and Circulation Ultrasound Specialists dedicated to improving our patients' health and quality of life. We use ultrasound to provide an exceptional view of the cardiovascular system to enhance patient care.
American College for Sports Medicine

The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
Society for Vascular Ultrasound

Society for Vascular Ultrasound is the only professional organization completely dedicated to the advancement of noninvasive vascular technology used in the diagnosis of vascular disease. The Society’s success for 30 years is based on the involvement of a diverse membership of vascular ultrasound professionals, including vascular technologists, sonographers, echocardiographers, vascular surgeons, physicians, nurses, vascular lab technical directors and other allied healthcare professionals.

ARDMS is the globally recognized standard of excellence in sonography and has certified more than 65,000 individuals. ARDMS promotes quality care and patient safety through the certification and continuing competency of ultrasound professionals. Credentials awarded by ARDMS document personal achievement of recognized professional standards and are widely accepted in the medical community by sonography and vascular professional organizations. However, ARDMS does not validate the day-to-day job performance of any sonography professional.
American Heart Association

Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) provides facility accreditation programs for noninvasive vascular, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology/nuclear medicine/PET, magnetic resonance, computed tomography and carotid stenting. The IAC is comprised of six member divisions, each ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care within a specific medical specialty, all dedicated to one common mission.

The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) provides facility accreditation programs for noninvasive vascular. The ICAVL is a member division of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The IAC is comprised of six member divisions, each ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care within a specific medical specialty, all dedicated to one common mission.


Introducing the new ICAEL website. General information about the ICAEL is located in the horizontal menu bars at the top. Or, select from one of the three choices above to navigate your way to achieving ICAEL accreditation, reaccreditation or maintaining your current ICAEL accreditation status.


The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL) provides facility accreditation programs for nuclear cardiology, nuclear medicine and PET. The ICANL is a member division of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The IAC is comprised of six member divisions, each ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care within a specific medical specialty, all dedicated to one common mission.
Atherotech Diagnostics Lab

The VAP Test uses an advanced technology that provides a more accurate, individualized picture of your heart disease and diabetes risk so you and your doctor can take steps to prevent a future heart attack. For example, the VAP Expanded Lipid Profile measures not only the basic information provided by the routine cholesterol test, but also identifies hidden cholesterol problems that can increase your risk of developing heart disease or diabetes—even if your routine cholesterol test results are "normal." As a result, the VAP Test was named one of "Ten Ways to Live Longer" by and was selected as one of "Five Tests Worth Paying For" by The Wall Street Journal.


diaDexus is a diagnostics company, located in South San Francisco, California, focusing on the development and commercialization of patent-protected in vitro diagnostic products addressing unmet needs in cardiovascular disease. diaDexus was formed in 1997 as a joint venture between SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) and Incyte; upon formation, GSK granted diaDexus an exclusive license to certain diagnostic intellectual property, including the PLAC® Test for Lp-PLA2. The PLAC Test is the only blood test cleared by the FDA to assess risk for coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke associated with atherosclerosis. Early detection and more aggresive treatment can help to prevent these cardiovascular events.

CardioSmart is a patient education site of the American College of Cardiology.  Our mission is to engage, inform, and empower patients to better prepare them for participation in their own care.  We are committed to providing visitors to our site with accurate, un-biased information in an advertising-free environment. We hope you enjoy visiting our site and find it a useful extension of your relationship with your cardiologist.
See My Heart

See My Heart is a patient information site dedicated to helping patients and the public better understand heart and circulation ultrasound. Brought to you by the Heart and Circulation Ultrasound Experts at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Many of our pages have movies and animation to help you find out more about heart ultrasound.
The Scleroderma Foundation

It is estimated that 25 to 40 percent of patients with systemic scleroderma in the United States (approximately 100,000 individuals) have or will develop PAH. At present, many people with systemic scleroderma are unaware of their heightened risk for PAH. 

VenaCure EVLT

If you’re one of the more than 80 million Americans suffering from varicose or spider veins as a result of venous reflux disease, or if you’re a physician who is treating one of these patients, AngioDynamics® provides a complete online resource for all of your informational needs.


ImPACT provides computerized neurocognitive assessment tools and services that are used by medical doctors, psychologists, athletic trainers, and other licensed healthcare professionals to assist them in determining an athlete's ability to return to play after suffering a concussion.

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