African Annals of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF THORACIC AND CARDIO-VASCULAR SURGEONS
  • Abbreviation: Afr. Ann. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1994-7461
  • DOI: 10.5897/AATCVS
  • Start Year: 2005
  • Published Articles: 38

Table of Content: June 2018; 13(1)

June 2018

Using technology and innovation to address the three delays in access to cardiac surgery.

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) make up the leading cause of mortality in the world with 17.65 million deaths every year, of which more than 80% occurs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). (1) With the ongoing shift of the global burden of CVD towards low-resource settings, a mortality rate of 25 million deaths is projected in these regions by 2030. (2) Nevertheless, it is estimated that 93% of the population in...

Author(s): D. VERVOORT, MD.J. KPODONU, MD  

June 2018

The diagnosis and comprehensive management of congenital heart diseases in nations with severely restricted general and specialist healthcare services.

Disease (CHD) in clinically sub-optimal settings. It is presented to provide simple diferences between certain conditions commonly seen in children with CHD for training doctors and nurses and other staff working within the speciality. In the majority of clinical presentations, a comprehensive, well structured training of a multidisciplinary team and carefully chosen hospital equipment and resources, can permit CHD to...

Author(s): VINICIUS NINA MD., PHD , EMILY FARKAS MD, FACS , RACHEL H NINA MD., PHD , JANINE HENSON RN., BSN., CCRN , AUBYN MARATH., MBBS., MS., FRCSED., ATLS

June 2018

Prise en charge des varices des membres inferieurs au centre hospitalier universitaire de brazzaville

Aim : To describe epidemiological, clinical, etiologic, and therapeutic aspects of lower limbs varicose veins. Patients-methods : It was a retrospective study, carried out from May 2016 to June 2018 at Brazzaville teaching hospital. All patients who has been operated and medical records had surgical approach data were included. Patients were classified according to modified Hawai 2004 classification. Surgery and...

Author(s): ATIPO-GALLOYE R, KOMBO BAYONNE S , NGOUNDA MONIANGA S A , OKIEMY GODEFFROY

June 2018

Chest surgical approaches in Africa: a constant challenge

Objective: Thoracic surgical approach has taken a decisive turn since videoscopy utilization for cardiac and non-cardiac thoracic surgery. This study aims to present indications and results of chest surgical approaches performed in Cote d’Ivoire. Methods: Using the 1998 and 2014 nationwide inpatient database, we identified retrospectivly 814 patients including 475 men and 339 women who underwent a...

Author(s): MENEAS GC, ABRO S, AND YANGNI-ANGATE KH.