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Sunday, 19th Feb. 2023, 11:00 a.m.
Register and Donate to support children with heart diseases
Venue: Olive Garden Feinkost Restaurant, 5th Circular Road
Track: 4th - 5th Circular Rd Junction  
Online registration:
Congenital and Acquired Heart Valve Disease
Contemporary Management Options
Sharing clinical experiences arround the world and with Africa           
Global Heart Care-PASCaTS
Global Heart Care is pleased to invite the global cardiovascular community, civil society, academia, industries and politics to our clinical programs and social events to commemorate the Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day which is held every year on 22nd February.
Global Heart Care is a taskforce which operates cardiovascular training programs and surgical cardiological clinics on behalf of Pan-African Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (PASCaTS) in collaboration with German Heart Center Charité berlin and other national and international heart centres. PASCaTS is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in diaspora founded in 2011 in Berlin.
It solicits to work in solidarity to improve cardiovascular healthcare education and training (Build, Operate and Transfer) in the developing countries through north-south and south-south cooperation. It operates in Africa in collaboration with the German Heart Centre Charité Berlin and other heart centres in Germany, Europe and USA  
Program Outline
Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day
Date: Digital Scientific Meeting, Wednesday, 22 February 2023
Time: 16:00 - 18:15 hrs (CEST)
Host: German Heart Centre/Charité Berlin, Global Heart Care (PASCaTS)  
Theme: Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day (Congenital and Acquired): Contemporary Management Options
Local Events in Africa: Heart Walk, Saturday/Sunday, 18th or 19th February 2023



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                                                                                              
Please enter your Name and e-mail address for your donation certificate

Prof. Charles Yankah, CEO/Founder, Global Heart Care, Berlin, Germany.

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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