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Cardiac Surgery in Low & Middle Income Countries
February 22, 2023
Dozens of millions of people live with RHD yet do not receive the attention they deserve. This Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day, CTSNet highlights efforts to evolve RHD from a disease of poverty to a disease of the past.
February 16, 2023
This manuscript gives a historical overview of cardiac surgery in Haiti through visiting teams and partnerships and looks ahead at opportunities to introduce local cardiovascular services in the near future.
August 16, 2022
Despite persistent disparities, recent developments have enabled a growing momentum for the field of global cardiac surgery. This article describes recent developments in the field of global cardiac surgery with a particular emphasis on academic, societal, and political momentum.
July 19, 2021
On Location is an ongoing series designed to provide brief overviews of the evolution of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery (CTVS) programs and voluntary CTVS activities in developing countries.
September 25, 2020
On Sept. 22, CTSNet hosted a live event, co-moderated by David Cooke, MD, of UC Davis Health and Jacques Kpodonu, MD, of Harvard Medical School and joined by an esteemed panel of international guests, that discussed global health disparities in cardiothoracic surgery.
Building Sustainable Pediatric Cardiac Programs in LMICs, featuring Dr William Novick and the Novick Cardiac Alliance
June 16, 2020
In this interview, Dr. William Novick explains his team's work helping to build sustainable pediatric cardiac centers in Benghazi, Libya, during conflict.
Global Cardiothoracic Surgery Advances and Challenges in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies
October 29, 2018
Dr. A. Thomas Pezzella considers many of the challenges involved in providing cardiothoracic surgery treatment in developing countries and emerging economies.
October 16, 2017
This article gives a brief overview of the evolution of cardiac programs and voluntary cardiac surgery activities in Vietnam.
October 20, 2016
In May 2015, a CardioStart International medical team was scheduled to help initiate a cardiac program at Kathmandu University in Nepal, but, in the wake of a devastating earthquake, the team instead assisted with earthquake relief efforts.
December 17, 2015
Massimo Caputo relates the story of a how charitable project to establish a congenital heart surgery program in Homs, Syria, was destroyed by the civil war in that country.