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Advanced Cardiac Anesthesia & Intensive Care on Tuesday, 2nd August 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (1.00 pm GMT)
Link to livestream:
Meeting extension: 5642669#    Passcode: 3187

Joint Global Heart Care/PASCaTS- CTSNet Forum
Challenges of Cardiothoracic Surgery Training in Africa
Concomitant Tricuspid Annuloplasty (TA) &  Rheumatic Mitral Valve Surgery (RMVS)
The Evolution of Mechanical Cardiac Support in Africa

Tuesday, 19th April  2022, 3- 5:00 pm CET

Program Directors: 
Prof. Volkmar Falk, Prof. Benjamin O’Brien, Prof. Joerg Kempfert, Prof. Charles Yankah, German Heart Center Berlin- Charit é Univ. Hosp. Berlin

To share clinical experiences with cardiovascular communities around the world:
Cardiothoracic trianing in limited-resource setting in Africa
Balancing  the risk and benefits of tricuspid annuloplasty (TA) for moderate tricuspid regurge (TR) in rheumatic patients
Evolution of mechanical support in cardiac surgery in Africa



In Conjuction with the Joint Global Heart Care/PASCaTS-CTSNet Forum

Tuesday, 19th April  2022, 3- 5:00 pm CET
We Announce a Global Call for Donation To Support Healthcare Crisis in Ukraine & Children in Need
You May Please Donate To: Stiftung RTL (Foundation of a German TV Channel) on Behalf of “Global Heart Care”
Bank: Sparda-Bank West, Germany 
IBAN: DE55 370 605 905 605 605 605    BIC: GENODED1SPK                                                                                              
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Prof. Charles Yankah, CEO/Founder, Global Heart Care, Berlin, Germany.

Global Heart Care (GHC) and African Cultural Institute unequivocally pronounce support for Ukraine.
Global Heart Care expresses its deep concern with the military attack against the people of Ukraine.
Our global members, other cardiovascular societies including PASCaTS condemn the military invasion of Ukraine and call for immediate end to the ongoing military aggression. The parties should seek for peaceful settlement of all political and teritorial disagreements to avoid more civilian displacements, emotional stress, break out of disease pandemic, loss of many lives including children and collapse of the health and socio-economic systems of Ukraine.


PASCaTS Studies on “Concomitant Mitral Valve Surgery & Tricuspid Valve Repair in Rheumatic Mitral Valve Patients”

AfriCaTS database aims at solving a core problem of healthcare services in Africa based on data acquisition. Without an adequate knowledge of diseases incidence, suitable preventive and curative measures cannot be put into practice, while there is no yardstick by which to measure future improvement or deterioration of the health situation

Through concerted efforts and good planning, a database for cardiothoracic surgeries performed at heart centres in Africa could be established that will serve as a useful resource for quality improvement, including but not limited to the following;
1. Clinical and academic research for improving medical/surgical patient management
2. Working instrument to evaluate burden of disease and to develop strategies for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and associated morbidities
3. Developing useful guidelines for clinicians and policymakers to assist with planning appropriate cardiovascular disease prevention and therapy.

PASCaTS’ ambition in 2022 is to conduct clinical retrospective studies on “ Concomitant Mitral Valve Surgery & Tricuspid Valve Repair”

The objectives of the studies are to establish criteria for decision-making for concomitant repair of secondary tricuspid valve regurge during rheumatic mitral valve surgery.

The clinical studies will be named “Africom-TR (African Concomitant Mitral Valve Surgery & Tricuspid Vlave Repair”. Clinical data from designated centres in Africa will be collected for the AfriCaTS data base.

A protocol and questionnaires for acquisition of data will be designed and sent to the study directors.

We invite African centres with adequate clinical data to participate in this interesting and challenging study.

Charles Yankah

Prof. Dr. Charles Yankah
PASCaTS/Global Heart Care
German Heart Center Berlin- Charité Univ. Hospital Berlin
E-mail:   Phone: +49-172-3020143
Yankah et al. Cardiac surgery capacity in sub-saharan Africa: quo vadis? Thorac Cardiovasc  Surg.  2014;62:393-401.
Yankah C, Thameur H, Toit Hd, Awori MN, Okello E, Ambassa JC, Ashmeg A, Bouzid A, Fynn-Thompson F, Ferreira BM, Smit F, Urban A, Nwiloh J. Developing an African cardiothoracic surgery database. Niger J Cardiovasc Thorac Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jul 29];5:3-7.  from:
Yankah CA, Siniawski H, Detschades C, Stein J, Hetzer R. Rheumatic Mitral Val

Global Heart Valve Disease Day Webinar
Awareness Advocacy and Sharing Clinical Experiences with
Cardiovascular Communities Around the World
Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 3.45 p.m. (CET)

Program Directors:
Prof. Volkmar Falk, Medical Director, German Heart Centre & Director, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, 
German Heart Centre/Charité Berlin.          
Prof. Charles Yankah, CEO, Founder, Global Heart Forum, German Heart Centre/Charié Berlin, President, PASCaTS

Prof. Volkmar Falk
Medical Director GHCB
Prof. J. Rafael Sadaba
Prof. Charles Yankah
CEO, Global Heart Forum

The Faculty

Messages from Heart Valve Experts 


COVID-19 Global Heart Webinar Series: Sharing clinical experiences with Africa and arround the world.
Organizers: PASCaTS in collaboration with German Heart Centre Berlin (Bridging Site)

AfroValve Repair Camp 2020
Master Class Simulation Rheumatic Valve Repair Courses in Berlin and Accra 

Hands-on simulation training: Mitral and Tricuspid valve repair techniques, Aortic valve repair and root remodeling techniques (David, Yacoub techniques). A-V canal repair, TGA switch 

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