Because Nearly 75 percent of the world’s population lacks access to safe, timely, and affordable cardiac surgery care, CTSNet is taking it global and featuring five organizations from around the world that are supporting global surgical volunteerism, educational programs in underdeveloped medical settings, critical care in the midst of war, and more.
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Global Surgical Volunteerism
February 1, 2023
December 5, 2022
An inside look at the Salam Center, a completely free cardiac center in Sudan providing cardiac surgical care to people who cannot otherwise afford it. The center also works to foster stronger relationships through reciprocal healthcare between countries in an area marked by decades of conflict.
November 3, 2022
This includes videos from days four and five of the surgical mission to Ghana.
November 2, 2022
These videos show days two and three of the surgical mission to Ghana.
November 1, 2022
In September, a team from James Cook University Hospital embarked on their fourth Edwards Every Heartbeat Matters Arythmia Alliance cardiac surgical mission to Ghana, where they worked with medical professionals at University of Ghana Medical Center in Accra.
November 1, 2022
Follow along with the team on their fourth surgical mission to Ghana.
October 31, 2022
The history of surgical missions in Ghana and why they are important to cardiothoracic surgical care in West Africa.
May 4, 2022
The Arrhythmia Alliance Hearts of Ghana Mission recently completed another successful mission in Ghana. While in Ghana, they perform Heart Surgery and support Pacing and Angiography. This year, they had two main aims. Firstly, to assist Mr. Baffour Gian perform the first heart operations at the new heart surgery program at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. They looked to perform daily surgery to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. The second part of the mission is to go to Kumasi to place reconditioned pacemakers in patients and to perform angiography.
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.
December 19, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Jill Ley moderates a discussion on cardiac surgery missions.