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SHJ Vol 5 No 2, 2018                                              Khalil, Status of cardiac care
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               with  RHD  who  underwent  valve  replacement  for  single  or  multivalvular  disease  in  both
               government and private hospitals was 786 and 98 received PTMC [4].

               Coronary heart disease (CHD) is emerging as a main cause of CVD and heart failure reaching
               20-30 % of the total. During 2016, the available data from all the country shows that; 585 of
               patients underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), 1377 had percutaneous intervention
               (PCI) in the form of single or multiple stents and 4694 had diagnostic catheterization. In the area
               of pediatrics 245 had pediatric surgery and intervention [4]. This data is pooled from Ahmed
               Gasim, Al Shaab, Sudan Heart Center, Medani Heart Center, Mac Nimir center and the private
               heart units in Zaytouna, Mawada, Risala and Faisal Hospitals. The data includes only the patients
               who received government financial support (Unified Treatment Scheme), other patients who paid
               their own treatment  expenses are  not  included in this  list, but  may amount  to  15-20% of the
               figures above.


                                          Total           Population  Population  Available cardiac
                          STATES                          % of        % of Sudan  Setup/ number of
                                          Population in
                                          thousands       Sudan       Population  Catheterization
                                                          Population              Laboratories.

                        Northern            699           1.8                     3
                        River Nile        1120            2.9         4.7

                        Red Sea           1396            3.6                     0,0
                        Gedarif           1348            3.4         11.6
                        Kassala           1789            4.6
                        Khartoum          5274            13.5        13.5        CL 6+(7) OR 3+ (1)

                        Gezira            3575            11.6        17.2        CL 1 OR 1
                        White Nile        1730            5.6
                        Sinnar            1285            4.1         6.8         0,0
                        Blue Nile         0832            2.7
                        Kordofan North  2920              9.4         13.9        0,0
                        Kordofan South  1406              4.5


                        Darfur North      2113            6.8                     0,0
                        Darfur West       1308            4.2         21.5
                        Darfur South      4093            10.5
                                    CL = cardiac catheterization Laboratories. OR = Operating Room

               Table 1: Shows population census figures and the number of CL and operating rooms (OR) in each State
               of Sudan. (Adapted from Sudan in Figures 2004-2008. Based on Sudan Census 2008)


               Manning the whole cardiac service are 17 interventional cardiologists distributed as: 7 in Shaab
               Hospital, 3 in Ahmed Gasim Center, 4 in Sudan Heart Center, 2 in the private sector, one in the

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