About us

Who we are

The Croatian Endovascular Initiative - HEVI is a non-profit, non-governmental association operating in the clinical and scientific field of endovascular treatment of vascular diseases.

Goal and mission

Our main goal and mission is the promotion, development and improvement of endovascular treatment of vascular diseases in accordance with the latest scientific achievements and technology evolution, as well as supporting prevention, education, protection and promotion of vascular health in the community.

Management Board


Dražen Perkov, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice President

Ass.Prof. Tomislav Krčmar, M.D., Ph.D.


Ass.Prof. Krešimir Štambuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Areas of activity

  • multidisciplinary scientific (developmental, applied and other scientific research) and applied research,
  • educational activities (organization of congresses, symposiums, seminars and workshops),
  • publishing (printed and electronic scientific journal and other publications),
  • professional and scientific education of association members, lectures, continuous education courses and congresses,
  • informing the public of latest findings and achievements in the field of endovascular science,
  • development of domestic and international cooperation and joining efforts of international professional associations in promoting the quality of the profession,
  • representing association members in all relevant professional issues,
  • strengthening the cooperation with similar organizations in Croatia and abroad,
  • conducting programs and projects of public interest