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Programme EACTS

Cardiac surgery in underserved regions


Day: Monday, 3 October 2016
Time: tba
Room #: tba


Moderators: C. Yankah, Berlin, C. A. Mestres, Abu Dhabi

  • Surgical strategies for rheumatic versus congenital aortic valve diseasesin children and adolescents: Predictors of outcome Zohair Y. AL Halees, Riyadh   
  • Surgical correction of supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in a 28 year old man from rural South Africa. Kaylesh Dullabh, Durban 
  • Two-stage hybrid procedure of a large left pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm associated with a patent Ductus arteriousus Botalli in a 10 year old male. Morris Muhinga, Nairobi              
  • Tuberculous constrictive pericarditis mimicking an endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) in a 18 year old boy from rural Sierra Leone. Emily Farkas, Manhattan Beach/Kumasi       
  • Emergency surgical repair of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm in a 6 year old child with purulent pericarditis. Lindiwe Sidali, Durban                  

Learning Objectives
The challenges of cardiovascular surgical services in the low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) are associated with competing priorities: the communicable (CDs) versus noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) as well as limited resources, prohibitively high surgical costs, affordability, accessibility and the current limited capacity. The surgeons practising in these low-volume units are faced with easily treatable congenital and acquired heart lesions that develop to become chronic, advanced and deadly diseases. Among the topics of the interactive discussions will be the concept of developing efficient high-volume regional centres of excellence to deliver low-cost cardiovascular services in the context of north-south cooperation. These centres would forge training and continuing educational programmes, develop regional networking among the heart teams in the context of south-south cooperation to enhance transfer of knowledge and improve patient management. 
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