Annual Report of the NCVD-ACS Registry 2011-2013
Launched: April, 2015
Foreword from the Chairman & Co-Chairman of the NCVD-ACS Registry:
It is with genuine pride and enthusiasm that we compile and present this, the 4th report of the National Cardiovascular Disease Database – Acute Coronary Syndrome (NCVD-ACS) Registry year 2011 to 2013 for Malaysians in general, and healthcare providers in particular. It is a culmination of sustained dedication and commitment of many people whom we are proud to acknowledge on behalf of the National Heart Association of Malaysia (NHAM).
Over the years, the number of hospitals involved in the registry has steadily increased and we now have 22 hospitals involved. We are also in the process of involving private hospitals in the registry.
Since we started in 2006, we have managed to collect important data from 31,635 patients in the management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). From our registry, we know that the disease trend is alarming, involving younger patients with multiple co-morbidities. This has enabled us to get a clearer picture of the profile of patients presenting with ACS in our country. With this information we can better plan for improvements in treating this number one killer in our country.
The Ministry of Health Malaysia and the NHAM have been providing support and funding for this to continue. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the editors Prof Dr Wan Azman Wan Ahmad and YB Senator Datuk Dr Sim Kui-Hian together with the writing committee for their tireless efforts over the weekends to prepare this report. On behalf of the NCVD-ACS committee, we would also like to extend our sincere thanks to those who have worked hard in maintaining this registry, in particular the staff in the various hospitals and the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
Finally once again, on behalf of the NHAM, thank you and keep up the good work. We encourage the health providers to use this information effectively to combat this nationwide problem.
Dato' Dr Azhari Rosman Datuk Dr Jeyaindran Tan Sri Sinnadurai
NCVD-ACS Registry NCVD-ACS Registry
To download the report please click here.