NCVD Annual Reports
This is the 4th report of the National Cardiovascular Disease – Acute Coronary Syndrome Registry (NCVD-ACS). The previous reports of 2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010 have given us valuable insight to the nature and impact of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in Malaysia. Importantly, this report marks the 10th year after the inception of the NCVD-ACS Registry, a registry which is now one of the most important resources of information for ACS in the country, and indeed for the region.
This is the 3rd report for the NCVD-PCI Registry accounting for the period from 2010-2012. This report gives us an opportunity to compare the baseline characteristics, presentation, lesion complexity, device use and clinical outcome between these two periods 2007-2009 and 2010-2012.
This report not only provides information on the ACS management in major hospital providing acute cardiac care services throughout Malaysia, but also provides information on the various trends in ACS. All these information are crucial fact rather than the usual guestimate for the practicing cardiac care staff (physicians, cardiologists, nurses), the hospital administrators be it private or public, the policy makers, the patients advocates, the pharmaceutical and insurance industries not just for academic interest but also for the improvement in the quality of care, for better delivery of service and planning.
On behalf of the American College of Cardiology, we extend our sincerest congratulations for the 2007 & 2008 report of the Malaysian NCVD Acute Coronary Syndrome Registry. This is a tremendous accomplishment offering valuable patient data of 6,500 additional Malaysian patients entered since your landmark 2006 inaugural report.
Since the introduction of percutaneous coronary (PCI) registry in Malaysia in 1983, it has been extensively practiced and developed, keeping pace with advanced technologies worldwide.
- This report provides information on the establishment of PCI services in our country, patient characteristics, clinical presentations, lesions characteristics, procedural details with regards to device utilisation and outcomes. As the report comprehensively covers such vital information it will undoubtedly be used as a point of reference for policy makers in future planning and funding of cardiac care services.
- The National Cardiovascular Database (NCVD) is a service supported by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) to collect information about cardiovascular disease in Malaysia...