Annual Report of the NCVD-PCI Registry Year 2017 - 2018

The 2017-2018 PCI Registry is the sixth report since the inception of the Registry in 2007. This report provides information on not only the interventional cardiology practice in major cardiac centres in Malaysia but also the patients who underwent the interventional procedures. Such data is crucial as it represents facts rather than the usual estimates generated for the practicing healthcare professionals, private and public hospital administrators, policy makers, patients advocates, as well as the pharmaceutical and insurance industries. In addition to being an academic reference, the report can be used to improve quality of care, delivery of services, and healthcare planning.

A vast amount of data was collected, and this was only made possible with the countless hours the medical and nursing staff from individual sites throughout Malaysia spent uploading the information online. I thank them for their effort, commitment, perseverance, and enthusiasm for the last ten years; they have truly gone beyond the call of duty.

Our sincere gratitude to the writing committee headed by Prof Dr Wan Azman Wan Ahmad, which devoted many weekends pouring through the data, analysing the figures, and transforming the data into meaningful information. I thank them for the effort and commitment, which truly showcased their passion for this project. Our thanks also to the NCVD secretariat staffs in the Heart House, who quietly worked behind the scene, consistently following through and coordinating with the site investigators, the sub-investigators, the writing committee, the statisticians, etc. Without them, the registry and report would not have come together.

We strongly encourage everyone involved in the registry to fully utilise its immense data and to publish in medical journals so that the information can be shared worldwide; enabling Malaysia to truly contribute to the practice of cardiology globally. Lastly, we would like to thank the National Heart Association of Malaysia and Health Informatics Centre of the Ministry of Health Malaysia, to make this costly registry a reality. Thank you.

Thank you.

Dr Rosli Mohd Ali
Chairman, NCVD Governance Board


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