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: 66

Table of Content: January; 1(2)

January 2006

Surgery of congenital heart diseases in Dakar, from a series of 102 Cases

The surgical treatment of congenital heart diseases is recent in our practice. As developing country, our surgical indications are adapted to our possibilities and only the operated patients are reported in this study. One hundred and two patients were operated on between 1992 and 2002. There were 54 patent ductus arterious (PDA), 27 cases of tetralogy of Fallot (TF), 17 cases of atrial setal defect (ASD) and 4 cases of...

Author(s): M. Ndiaye, O. Diarra, P. A. Dieng, O. Kane, A. Ndiaye, M. Ba, A. G. Ciss, Y. F. Mbodji, I. B. Diop

January 2006

Intensive care unit readmission after cardiac and thoracic surgery

 Critical care services are one of the most demanding specialties in clinical practice and readmission to the intensive care unit has substantial financial and resource implications. Readmission and use of an expensive intensive care bed may be for a preventable complication. The aim of this study is to determine the readmission rate in the intensive care unit at the National Cardiothoracic Center, the causes of...

Author(s): M. Tettey, E. Aniteye, L. Sereboe, D. Kotei, F. Edwin, M. Tamatey, K. Entsua-Mensah, K. Frimpong-Boateng

January 2006

Pulmonary valvotomy under normothermic caval inflow occlusion

Ffity nine patients underwent an operation between January, 1993 and April, 2000 for isolated pulmonary valve stenosis utilizing the inflow stasis technique. Patient ages ranged from 4 months to 44 years. All patients underwent preoperative two dimensional/doppler echocardiography (2D ECHO) to quantitate the peak systolic gradient between the right ventricle and pulmonary artery. Forty seven patients were studied...

Author(s): Le Ngoc Thanh, Dang Hanh De, A. Thomas Pezzella

January 2006

Chirurgie a coeur ouvert en côte d'ivoire. vingt annees d'experience chirurgicale

The aim of this study is to report our surgical experience with open heart surgery in Cote d'Ivoire. From 1978 to 2000, 1665 patients have been operated on by cardiopulmonary by pass (CPB). There were 994 for acquired valvular heart diseases, 408 for congenital heart diseases and 263 for others cardiac diseases. Concerning vavular cardiac surgery (n = 994). 776 were monovavular (mitral n -606, aortic n = 126,...

Author(s): Herve Yangni-Angate, Gregoire Ayegnon, Christophe Meneas, Florent Diby, Yves Yapobi, Michel Kangah  

January 2006

Thrombolys for blocked arterio-venous dialysis shunts

This was a retrospective study that looked at the effectiveness of thrombolytic agents in re-establishing flow in thrombosed Brescia-Cimino shunts for 10 patients on chronic dialysis. The thrombolysis was done in an intensive care setting under monitoring for arrhymias, hypotension and desaturation of blood. Of the ten patients 6 (60%) of them were male and 4 (40%) were famale. The average age of the patients was 53.9 +...

Author(s): E. Aniteye, M. Tettey, D. Kotei, L. Sereboe, F. Edwin, E. Jimenez, V. Amuzu, K. Frimpong-Boateng, Y. Adu-Gyamfi

January 2006

The Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome. A case report and literature review

Association of bone and soft tissues hypertrophy, cutaneous haemangioma and superficial varicosity classically form the Klippel-Trenaunary-Weber syndrome. One case was diagnosed in a 12-year-old patient, admitted for a right lower limb congenital oedema. The goal of this study is to attract clinicians' attention upon this rare affliction with a difficult diagnosis and treatment. Clincally generalised oedema of the...

Author(s): Francois Ondo N&#;dong, Sylvestre Mbamendame, Folly-K Diallo-Owono, Mory, M. Kaba, MICHEL Ndong Assapi, Melina Nkole, Aboughe, Roselyne Bekale, Jean-Bernard Mbourou