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Pan-African Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (PASCaTS) & Global Heart Forum
February 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
In collaboration with German Heart Centre Berlin and Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, PASCaTS and Global Heart Forum will host an event featuring physicians and the rheumatic heart disease team. The event will focus on risk factors such as sore throat and rheumatic fever, and prophylactic penicillin treatment to prevent recurrent throat infections, with the goal of eradicating this fatal disease among school children. The fair will feature heart sound auscultation and measurement of blood pressure and heartbeats. The RHD team will interact with the public about lessons learned from the V-Scan heart screening of 4,763 schoolchildren and students conducted in the Central and Eastern Regions of Ghana, with the support of Edwards Lifesciences, and the perspectives of establishing a training center for echocardiography and cardiology at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.
The event is open to the public and no registration is required.