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: April 2024; 16(2)

April 2024

Lower mini-sternotomy for atrial septal defect repair in a young African woman

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) as an alternative to the traditional full sternotomy approach has gained major interest in recent decades. Compared to conventional techniques, MICS has been associated with a shorter hospital stay, reduced risk of infection, and better cosmetic results. We report the case of a 28-year-old female who underwent surgical repair of ostium secundum atrial septal defect (OSASD) via a...

Author(s): Mve Mvondo Charles, Ngo Yon Laurence Carole, Kobe Fokalbo Zephanie, Tsague Kengni Hermann Nestor, Dakleu Mireille, Menanga Alain Patrick, Djientcheu Vincent de Paul, and Ngowe Ngowe Marcelin  

April 2024

Surgical therapy of patent ductus arteriosus in Burkina Faso: Study of the first 23 cases performed at the University Hospital of Tengandogo

Cardiac surgery performance by a local team in Burkina Faso began in 2019. The first procedure was the surgical division of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). In this study, the authors report the outcomes of the first 23 surgical therapies for PDA performed at the University Hospital of Tengandogo (UHT). It consisted of a retrospective and descriptive study at the UHT from April 9th, 2019, to August 9th, 2021. All cases...

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