Arrhythmia and PACING


PASCAR Task Force: Arrhythmia and PACING

Task Force Chair Person: Professor Aime Bonny (Cameroon):

Task Force Co-Chair - Cardiac Pacing: Professor Mahmoud Sani (Nigeria):

Task Force Co-Chair - Sport Cardiology: Doctor Abdallah Mahdhaoui (Tunbisia):

Click here to view: PASCAR Task Force Cardiac Arrhythmias and PACING: Report and Plans for 2018 - 2021

News and Events

PASCAR Pacing Fellowships and Workshops: Re-used Pacemaker Project – Sierra Leone and Kenya (February 2018) (Click here to download pdf)

Corporate Support and Partners


Kevin Wunderly, Zaheer Yousef, et al. Using reconditioned pacemakers to treat bradycardia in Africa. Nature Review 2018 September (click here to download pdf)

Talle MA, Bonny A, et al. Status of cardiac arrhythmia services in Africa in 2018: a PASCAR Sudden Cardiac Death Task Force report. CVJA, 2018 Mar/Apr (click here to read abstract)

Aime Bonny, Marcus Ngantcha, et al, Statistics on the use of cardiac electronic devices and interventional electrophysiological procedures in Africa from 2011 to 2016: report of the Pan African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) Cardiac Arrhythmias and Pacing Task Forces. Europace Article, June 2018 (click here to download pdf)

Mahmoud Sani, Bongani Mayosi. The Pacemaker and ICD Reuse Programme of the Pan-African Society of Cardiology. BMJ, 2017 (click here to download pdf)

Zaheer Yousef. Pacemaker Re-use: An option in Africa? Presentation at PASCAR, Sudan Heart Society & PAFCIC Congress 7 - 11 October 2017 (click here to download pdf)

Aime Bonny. Cardiac Arrhythmias in Africa: prospect, challenges, and perspectives. Presentation at PASCAR, Sudan Heart Society & PAFCIC Congress 7 - 11 October 2017 (click here to download pdf)

Aditya Kapoor, Amit Vora, et al. Guidance on reuse of cardio-vascular catheters and devices in India: A consensus document. Indian Heart Journal 2016 (click here to download pdf)

Aloysius Ochasi, Peter Clark. Reuse of Pacemakers in Ghana and Nigeria: Medical, Legal, Cultural and Ethical Perspectives. Developing_World_Bioethics 2015 (click here to download pdf)

Zimasa Jama, Ashley Chin, et al. Performance of re-used pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators compared with new devices at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. CVJA July/August 2015 (click here to download pdf)

Mahmoud U.Sani. The Case for a Pacemaker and ICDs re-use Programme in Africa (click here to download pdf)

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Professor Bongani Mawethu Mayosi, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and professor and former head of the Department of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and UCT, was born in uMthatha in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province on January 28,1967. He died in Cape Town on July 27, 2018.

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