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Registry for Acute Coronary Events in Nigeria (RACE-Nigeria): Clinical Characterization, Management, and Outcome
The rising burden of CAD in low- and middle-income countries like Nigeria is a result of the epidemiological transition from communicable to non- communicable diseases. The system of care for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is evolving and constrained by a lack of prehospital emergency services, prolonged intervention times, and low patient eligibility and infrastructural capacity for reperfusion. Management guidelines that are based on best practices in resource-endowed nations may not be implementable, with the consequence of frequent major adverse cardiac events and high mortality.
This observational multicentered national registry enrolled 1072 Nigerians with ACS to evaluate incidence, intervention times, reperfusion rates, and 1 year mortality. Recommendations are considered for preventative strategies and infrastructure-appropriate management guidelines.