African Annals of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Abbreviation: Afr. Ann. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1994-7461
  • DOI: 10.5897/AATCVS
  • Start Year: 2005

AATCVS Articles in press

Current statutes of the paediatric congenital heart disease Management Pathway in Kenya

Article in Press

Objectives: The ‘Management Pathway’ (MP) is a pragmatic way to think about the management of children with congenital heart disease (CHD). It consists of three phases: diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Sixteen years ago, the MP in a public hospital in Kenya was assessed, all phases of the MP were found to be inadequate. The objective of the current study was to assess the current status of the CHD MP in the same public...

Author(s):Mark Nelson Aworia, Daniel Ojukaa, Diana Marangub, Paul Bannon

Does the Blalock-Taussig-Thomas shunt cause catch-up growth of branch pulmonary arteries? No: a systematic review

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Objectives: To determine if the Blalock-Taussig-Thomas shunt (BTTS) causes sufficient growth of hypoplastic branch pulmonary arteries (BPAs) to facilitate total correction or definitive palliation of cardiac lesions. Methods: PUBMED (PM) and Google Scholar (GS) were systematically searched between January 1st 1966 and March 31st 2023. Search terms included: Blalock, Taussig, shunt, pulmonary artery and Tetralogy of...

Author(s):Mark N Awori, Jonathan A Awori, Gilbert Langat, Kimberly Kipkoech

Surgical therapy of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Burkina Faso: study of the first 23 cases performed at the university hospital of Tengandogo

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Background: cardiac surgery performance by local team in Burkina Faso was started in 2019. The first procedure was surgical division of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). In this study, the authors report the outcomes of the first 23 surgical therapies of PDA that have been performed at the university hospital of Tengandogo (UHT). Materials and methods: it consisted of retrospective and descriptive study at the UHT from...

Author(s):Adama Sawadogo, Moussa Bazongo, Farid Pingwindé Belem, Hippolyte Nebepoua Somé, Souhdou Ky, Rodrigue Namèkinsba Doamba, Amadou Gabriel Ciss, Lionel Camilleri, Adama Sanou

Treatment of late infective endocarditis, complicated by cerebral damage with vegetation, with the help of medication. (clinical case)

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The medication treatment case of late infective endocarditis, complicated by cerebrum vegetation, is presented. Surgery is the only solution at aortic valve prosthetic endocarditis, but only in cases, when there is no concurrent serious neurologic deficit of cerebrum structures, which makes it impossible to use artificial blood flow. Adequately chosen long term antibacterial therapy in combination with fungicide therapy...

Author(s):Popov VV, Bolshak OO, Bukarim VZ, Khoroshkovata OV, Yuvchyk OV, Trehubova MO, Fedkiv SV

The Relationship Between Peripheral Arterial Disease Severity and Allostatic Load: A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Study

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Objectives: Major socioeconomic disparities persist in the management and outcomes of peripheral artery disease (PAD) globally. Allostatic load, which is described as a measure of physiologic adaptation to socio-environmental stress, has been reported to partially explain higher mortality rates in US Blacks. However, it is not clear if allostatic load is associated with PAD severity. Methods: The National Health and...

Author(s):Kakra Hughes, Olubode A. Olufajo, Edmund Ameyaw, Kellee Wright, Dylan H. Roby, Craig S. Fryer, Joseph L. Wright, Neil J. Sehgal

Comparison Between Ultrasound guided Regional Anaesthesia And General Anaesthesia In Arteriovenous Fistula Creation At The Douala General Hospital

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Background: Anaesthetic modalities for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation include general (GA), local (LA) and regional anaesthesia (RA). Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia (USRA) proved to have more benefits in AVF creation than the other two. We undertook a study at the Douala General Hospital to assess these benefits over GA and RA. Objective: We aimed to highlight the contribution of USRA in upper limb AVF...

Author(s):Metogo Mbengono Junette Arlette, Halle Marie Patrice, Mve Mvondo Charles, Toua Marie Michèle, Sango Joseph, Massom Annie, Yakana Linus, Mbakop Corinne, Beyiha Gérard. Ngatchou Djomo William

Direct appraoch in false Traumatic Aneurysm of the Left Radial Artery in a Teenager

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A 17-year-old man sustained a minor penetrating injury to his left foreman, resulting in false aneurysm formation. It is a generally rare unrecognized pathology. Complications are serious (embolism and thromboses of interdigital arteries). The diagnosis is based on the presence of a pulsatile mass, with finger dysesthesia. It is confirmed by duplex Doppler. Surgical treatment was resection of aneurysm hull completed by...

Author(s):R. Atipo-galloye, S.H Moumpala, B.N Tseyi Ossere, G. Ngabogo

Surgery of cardiac myxoma in sub saharan patients

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Objectives : Myxomas are the most common form of benign cardiac tumors. We present here a successful surgical treatment of congolese patients operate in Morocco. The aim of this study was to present successful south-south medical cooperation. Patients and methods: It’s a retrospective study, between June 2011 and December 2019, congolese patients with cardiac myxomas were operated in International University Hospital...

Author(s):R. Atipo-galloye, S.H. Moumpala, B.N. Tseyi Ossere, G. Okiemy, R. Ajjaja, R. Sayah, Y. Cheikhaoui

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