Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery

The Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery

The Salam Centre is run and managed by the Italian based humanitarian organisation EMERGENCY.
Since April 2007, the Centre provides high standard, free of charge paediatric and adult cardiac surgery.

Surgery for IHD

From the very beginning, the Salam Centre project was designed to function as a Regional Centre offering surgical care to patients coming from different countries. For this reason emergency cases, such as patients with acute myocardial infarctions or dissecting aneurisms, were not included in the admission criteria to the Centre.

The Salam Centre is the only free of charge facility in a city of 7 millions such as Khartoum. To avoid filling the entire Centre’s capacity with coronary patients, the age limit for admitting patients with ischemic heart disease was set at 65 years.

From April 2007 to December 2018, a total of 126 patients underwent surgery for Ischemic Heart Diseases (IHD) at the Salam Centre. Patients' mean age ranged from 55 ± 6.7 years.


Patients' distribution by gender
Females 34
Males 92
Average No. of CABG per patient 2.1


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