World Health Organization prioritized medical devices in cardiovascular surgery
What are the “must-haves” medical devices in the field of Cardiovascular Surgery?
- See the attached snippets from a WHO 2021 study (WHO, “WHO list of priority
medical devices for the management of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes”, 2021).
Did you know that in 2015, 5 billion people do not have access to safe surgery?
What is the purpose of Cardiovascular surgery?
„to prevent, diagnose, treat, or monitor palliative cardiovascular disease“
- “Open or minimally invasive”.
What may the surgery involve?
- “Electrophysiology, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and interventional radiology”
What procedures may it cover?
- “multiple procedures ranging from anatomical restructurings – such as coronary angioplasty or grafting to unblock blood vessels – to implantation of mechanical products for cardiac resynchronization”
Source: WHO, https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/341967/9789240027978-eng.pdf