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Cardiac Surgery in Low & Middle Income Countries

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.
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.
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.