Global aspects of cardiothoracic surgery with focus on developing countries.
Journal – Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic annals
Publication date – Jun – 2010
Authors – Pezzella AT
Keywords – Developing Countries, Economics, Internationality, thoracic surgery
Open access – No
Speciality – Cardiothoracic surgery
World region Global
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on July 23, 2018 at 1:09 am
The incidence and prevalence of cardiothoracic disease continue to increase globally, especially in emerging economies and developing countries. Cardiothoracic surgery is also growing despite limited access, availability of surgical centers, political and cost issues. The increase in atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease, trauma, and thoracic malignancies is a more urgent problem than realized in these emerging economies and developing countries, or low- and middle-income countries. A determined focus and cooperation between the preventive and curative elements of care is warranted. This represents a paradigm shift to develop a consensus that fosters a multi-integrated disease-specific approach that includes prevention, promotion, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. In addition, the concept or acceptance of surgery as a necessary component of public health policy is critical to improving overall global healthcare.
OSI Number – 10195
PMID – 20519304