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
  • Published Articles: 69

Table of Content: January, 2022; 14(1)

January 2022

Native arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients: Our experience with 1467 patients operated on in Abidjan

This study aim to report our experience in the fabrication of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) by describing the operative technique and the immediate surgical results. The study carried out retrospective study of the records of 1467 patients who underwent AVF creation during the period from January 2008 to December 2020.  1396 patients (95.2%) had already been dialyzed with a central venous catheter for one month (1...

Author(s): Kouassi Antonin Souaga, Eric Koutoua Katché, Jean Calaire Degré, Gnamien Randolph Niava, Kwadjau Anderson Amani, Yoboua Aimé Kirioua-Kamenan, Joseph Kouamé, Yao Hubert and Kouassi Flavien Kendja  

January 2022

Use of a composite survival curve to determine the age at which surgery offers the highest survival benefit for Tetralogy of Fallot

Contemporary surgical practice relating to Tetralogy of Fallot is shifting towards earlier correction; however, a recent large study proposes later correction to increase event free survival. Surgery aims to improve the quantity and quality of life at minimal risk to the patient. Surgical outcome and risk assessment requires a comparison of externally valid studies of natural history and surgical outcome. The authors...

Author(s): Mark N Awori, Jonathan A Awori, and Nick K Gachara