Vascular Cures is the only 501(c)3 nonprofit organization representing the millions of patients with Vascular Disease in the U.S. We focus on creating long-term, shared resources to accelerate development of new treatments and improve patient health.
Vascular disease is an abnormal condition of the blood vessels. Arteries and veins are the crucial highways of the body, that pump blood throughout the body. Problems along this vast network of blood vessels, called the vascular system, can cause severe disability and death. Vascular diseases include atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease (PAD), stroke, aneurysms, and hypertension, among others.
Although deaths from heart attacks are declining, there is an epidemic of vascular disease, in part due to aging and skyrocketing diabetes and obesity. PAD alone affects 200 million people worldwide and increased by 25% in the last decade.
Vascular Cures is transforming vascular health by being a catalyst for collaboration. We are accelerating results through a three pronged approach.