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.
Prof. Dr. Charles Yankah
PASCaTS/Global Heart Care
German Heart Center Berlin- Charité Univ. Hospital Berlin
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +49-172-3020143
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