Overview

GULF ACS " Gulf Assessment of Coronary Syndromes Registry " is a regional medical database for the Arabian Gulf countries that was initiated under the auspices of Gulf Heart Association &represents a smart merger between the former Arabian Gulf ACS registry - Gulf Race - & the Saudi Arabian ACS Registry "Space Registry".

Gulf ACS project is lead by its steering committee members who were assigned as two representative delegates from each gulf country.  The integrity of the members & the registries has yield a significant medical database that is operating in the seven Arabian gulf countries.
The main goal of this registry is to study the current practice patterns in the management of CAD patients & to assess the gap between the practice and  available evidences, thereafter, try to improve the quality of cardiac care provided to such large population.

GULF ACS study will have two main parts,

Part-1: The" In-Hospital Registry" that includes the baseline measurement of process of care, outcomes, health care services & the health care report cards/critical Pathways

Part-2: The" Clinical Follow-Up Registry" that includes a 1 month and 1 year follow-ups calculated from the last ACS admission of each patient registered in the In-Hospital registry.

This study requires filling an electronic Case Report Form (CRF) over 3 years period. then, each ACS patient will be subsequently followed up in different pre-assigned phases to precisely check on relevant case complications as well as to monitor his/her ACS condition & the measures taken.

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If you are an Interventional Cardiology doctor operating in Saudi Arabian hospital, follow this link & submit your registration to GULF ACS Principal Coordinating Center         Register me

Project Description

Coronary artery disease (CAD) continues to claim the lives of many people worldwide and creates enormous disability for those who survive. According to World Health Organization estimates, cardiovascular disease will be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality by the year 2020.

Developing countries will be the major contributor to this increased death and disability 1,2,3,4. These WHO estimates are expected to affect the Gulf states in a major way due to recent evidence of increased risk factors among populations of the Gulf countries.

There was only few limited data concerning the prevalence and the clinical aspects of CAD in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia till recently when Al-Nozha reported a major national study on CAD in ........

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