CARES "Coronary Angiography Registry and Evaluation in Saudi Arabia" is a national medical registry of coronary
angiography and PCI in all major geographical regions of Saudi Arabia, with a main goal to assess the prevalence of significant CAD in all patients that get referred for coronary angiogram and determine its indications, in addition to determining the short term and long term clinical outcome and complications of PCI.
The study will require filling an electronic Case Report Form (CRF) through this web-site over a 1-year period as the starter phase.
Each PCI-patient will be subsequently followed up clinically up to 3 years for clinical outcomes and complications of the PCI procedure.
Assessment of current indications, strategies, clinical outcomes, and complications of coronary angiography and PCI in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The long term vision for CARES is to become part of the routine coronary angiogram reporting system in the most - and hopefully all- Cath.Labs of the kingdom so as to become a "standard of care", and thus connecting them under the leadership of SACIG group & the auspices of Saudi Heart Association.
Several individual entities are integrated in CARES registry & represented by the Principal Coordinating Center, Steering Committee, the Satellite Site Principal Investigators, and Research Assistants. The Principal Coordinating Center is chaired by
Dr. Khalid F. AlHabib
The principal investigator of CARES & SPACE Registries, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Head of Cardiology Dept. at King Fahad Cardiac Center, King Khalid University Hospital and King Saud university. Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
An ethics approval letter will be obtained from the ethics committee of each individual participated hospital. As this is a registry, there is no consent form to be collected from each individual patient in this registry for the reason that Individuals' names & identities are un-identified designed to be encrypted during the whole study period starting from data entry & ending by the publications to be raised from this registry.