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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678896/outcomes-for-patients-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-after-cardiac-surgery-followed-at-rural-district-hospitals-in-rwanda
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Emmanuel K Rusingiza, Ziad El-Khatib, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Gedeon Ngoga, Symaque Dusabeyezu, Neo Tapela, Cadet Mutumbira, Francis Mutabazi, Emmanuel Harelimana, Joseph Mucumbitsi, Gene F Kwan, Gene Bukhman
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, continued clinical follow-up, after cardiac surgery, is only available at urban referral centres. We implemented a decentralised, integrated care model to provide longitudinal care for patients with advanced rheumatic heart disease (RHD) at district hospitals in rural Rwanda before and after heart surgery. METHODS: We collected data from charts at non-communicable disease (NCD) clinics at three rural district hospitals in Rwanda to describe the outcomes of 54 patients with RHD who received cardiac valve surgery during 2007-2015...
April 20, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622911/submitral-left-ventricular-aneurysm-associated-with-thrombus
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Abdusamed Adem Abdusamed, Hailu Abera Mulatu, Reinaldo Nunez Martinez
Background: Submitral left ventricular aneurysm is a rarely reported cardiac abnormality that is encountered commonly among blacks. So far, only one case has been reported from Ethiopia and East Africa.Our aim is to report an interesting and rare case that we encountered at St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College. Methods: In April 2017, a 25-year-old patient havingsubmitral left ventricular aneurysm with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class IV heart failure and mild left ventricular systolic dysfunctionreceived medical treatment at our institution...
January 2018: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559753/clinical-evaluation-of-measuring-the-act-during-elective-cardiac-surgery-with-two-different-devices
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Florian Falter, Nabeel Razzaq, Martin John, Jens Fassl, Markus Maurer, Sean Ewing, Ross Hofmeyr
Unfractionated heparin is the mainstay of anticoagulation during cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) due to its low cost, quick onset, and ease of reversal. Since over 30 years, the activated clotting time (ACT) has been used to assess the level of heparin activity both before and after CPB. We compared two different methods of measuring the ACT: i-STAT, which uses amperometric detection of thrombin cleavage, and Hemochron Jr, which is based on detecting viscoelastic changes in blood. We included 402 patients from three institutions (Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK; Groote Schuur, Cape Town, South Africa; University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland) undergoing elective cardiac surgery on CPB in our study...
March 2018: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499865/ten-year-clinical-experience-of-humanitarian-cardiothoracic-surgery-in-rwanda-building-a-platform-for-ultimate-sustainability-in-a-resource-limited-setting
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JaBaris D Swain, Colleen Sinnott, Suellen Breakey, Rian Hasson Charles, Gita Mody, Napthal Nyirimanzi, Ceeya Patton-Bolman, Patricia Come, Gapira Ganza, Emmanuel Rusingiza, Nathan Ruhamya, Joseph Mucumbitsi, Jorge Borges, Martin Zammert, Jochen D Muehlschlegel, Robert Oakes, Bruce Leavitt, R Morton Bolman
OBJECTIVE: Despite its near complete eradication in resource-rich countries, rheumatic heart disease remains the most common acquired cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa. With a ratio of physicians/population of 1 per 10,500, including only 4 cardiologists for a population of 11.4 million, Rwanda represents a resource-limited setting lacking the local capacity to detect and treat early cases of strep throat and perform lifesaving operations for advanced rheumatic heart disease...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286278/the-2017-seventh-world-congress-of-paediatric-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery-the-olympics-of-our-profession
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Mitchell I Cohen, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Sertac Cicek
The 1st World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology was held in London, United Kingdom, in 1980, organised by Dr Jane Somerville and Prof. Fergus Macartney. The idea was that of Jane Somerville, who worked with enormous energy and enthusiasm to bring together paediatric cardiologists and surgeons from around the world. The 2nd World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology took place in New York in 1985, organised by Bill Rashkind, Mary Ellen Engle, and Eugene Doyle. The 3rd World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1989, organised by Chompol Vongraprateep...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230261/early-experience-with-open-heart-surgery-in-a-pioneer-private-hospital-in-west-africa-the-biket-medical-centre-experience
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Uvie Ufuoma Onakpoya, Adebisi David Adenle, Anthony Taiwo Adenekan
Introduction: More than forty years after the first open heart surgery in Nigeria, all open heart surgeries were carried out in government-owned hospitals before the introduction of such surgeries in 2013 at Biket Medical Centre, a privately owned hospital in Osogbo, South-western Nigeria. The aim of this paper is to review our initial experience with open heart surgery in this private hospital. Methods: All patients who underwent open heart surgery between August 2013 and January 2014 were included in this prospective study...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221480/prevalence-and-etiologies-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-africa-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jean Joel Bigna, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde
BACKGROUND: Despite the recent increasing worldwide attention towards pulmonary hypertension (PH), its epidemiology remains poorly described in Africa. Accordingly, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of PH prevalence, incidence and etiologies in Africa. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, African Journals Online, and Africa Index Medicus. Published observational studies until September 20, 2017, including adult participants residing in Africa were considered...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166974/a-first-qualitative-snapshot-cardiac-surgery-and-recovery-in-10-children-in-the-red-cross-war-memorial-children-s-hospital-cape-town-south-africa-2011-2016
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Lauraine Vivian, George Comitis, Claudia Naidu, Cynthia Hunter, John Lawrenson
This article describes our qualitative research on the follow-up of 10 children, 5 years into recovery after cardiac surgery. The research was driven by a multi-disciplinary team of medical anthropologists, cardiologists, and an intensive care specialist and was based at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital where they underwent surgeries. The research sought to answer two questions; first, could we successfully maintain contact with and follow up the children; the second - which will be answered in future papers - asked what life was like for them and their families during surgery and later recovery...
November 23, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871660/clinical-echocardiographic-and-therapeutic-aspects-of-congenital-heart-diseases-of-children-at-douala-general-hospital-a-cross-sectional-study-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Félicité Kamdem, Danielle Kedy Koum, Ba Hamadou, Mélanie Yemdji, Henry Luma, Marie Solange Doualla, Diomède Noukeu, Esther Barla, Christophe Akazong, Anastase Dzudie, Henry Ngote, Yves Monkam, Sidiki Mouliom, Samuel Kingue
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases in pediatric pathologies have emerged in the recent years in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with congenital heart diseases (CHDs) being the most frequent. Unfortunately, their diagnosis is usually delayed, thereby increasing childhood morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: Describe the clinical, echocardiographic, and therapeutic aspects of CHDs of children at Douala General Hospital. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study over a 10-year period, from January 2006 to December 2015...
September 4, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857435/anesthesia-related-and-perioperative-mortality-an-audit-of-8493-cases-at-a-tertiary-pediatric-teaching-hospital-in-south-africa
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Heidi M Meyer, Jenny Thomas, Graeme S Wilson, Marianna de Kock
AIM: This study aimed to quantify the incidence of anesthesia-related and perioperative mortality at a large tertiary pediatric hospital in South Africa. METHODS: This study included all children aged <18 years who died prior to discharge from hospital and within 30 days of their last anesthetic at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital between January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. A panel of three senior anesthetists reviewed each death to reach a consensus as to whether: (i) anesthesia caused the death; (ii) anesthesia may have contributed to or influenced the timing of death; or (iii) anesthesia was entirely unrelated to the death...
October 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689504/a-multinational-and-multidisciplinary-approach-to-treat-chd-in-paediatric-age-in-angola-initial-experience-of-a-medical-surgical-centre-for-children-with-heart-disease-in-angola
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Maria Ana S Nunes, Manuel P Magalhães, Miguel S Uva, Patrícia Heitor, Ana Henriques, Valdano Manuel, Gade Miguel, António F Júnior
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological patterns of cardiac disease differ between developed countries and African nations. Despite the collaborative efforts of developed countries, several obstacles hinder the implementation of successful programmes for the management of children with heart disease in Africa. Materials and methods This study is a retrospective analysis of a bi-national two-institution partnership programme for the treatment of children with congenital and acquired heart disease...
July 10, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492122/critical-care-admission-of-south-african-sa-surgical-patients-results-of-the-sa-surgical-outcomes-study
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David Lee Skinner, Kim De Vasconcellos, Robert Wise, Tonya Marianne Esterhuizen, Cate Fourie, Akhter Goolam Mahomed, P Dean Gopalan, Ivan Joubert, Hyla-Louise Kluyts, L Rudo Mathivha, Busisiwe Mrara, Jan P Pretorius, Guy Richards, Ollie Smith, Maryke Geertruida Louise Spruyt, Rupert M Pearse, Thandinkosi E Madiba, Bruce M Biccard, On Behalf Of The South African Surgical Outcomes Study Sasos Investigators
BACKGROUND: Appropriate critical care admissions are an important component of surgical care. However, there are few data describing postoperative critical care admission in resource-limited low- and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographics, organ failures, organ support and outcomes of non-cardiac surgical patients admitted to critical care units in South Africa (SA). METHODS: The SA Surgical Outcomes Study (SASOS) was a 7-day national, multicentre, prospective, observational cohort study of all patients ≥16 years of age undergoing inpatient non-cardiac surgery between 19 and 26 May 2014 at 50 government-funded hospitals...
April 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904843/cardiac-surgery-in-africa-a-thirty-five-year-experience-on-open-heart-surgery-in-cote-d-ivoire
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Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate, Christophe Meneas, Florent Diby, Manga Diomande, Anicet Adoubi, Yves Tanauh
BACKGROUND: Few centers for open heart surgery (OHS) are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lack of OHS results is also noted. By reporting our African experience on OHS, the aim of this study was to fill the gap. METHODS: It is a retrospective study on 2,612 patients who were subject to an OHS between 1978 and 2013. Data were collected from demographical, clinical, investigative studies, surgical and outcomes parameters. RESULTS: There were 1,475 cases of rheumatic heart diseases (RHD), 126 endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF), 741 congenital heart diseases (CHDs) and 270 various affections...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904840/surgical-experience-on-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis-in-african-setting-review-of-35-years-experience-in-cote-d-ivoire
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Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate, Yves Tanauh, Christophe Meneas, Florent Diby, Anicet Adoubi, Manga Diomande
BACKGROUND: Surgical experience with chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) is rarely documented in Africa; the aim of this study is therefore to review our African experience with CCP from 1977 to 2012 in terms of clinical and surgical outcomes and risk factors of early death after pericardiectomy. METHODS: This retrospective study is related to 120 patients with CCP; there were 72 men and 48 women with an average age at 28.8±10.4 years standard deviation (SD) (8-51 years)...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834766/humanitarian-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery-in-sub-saharan-africa-can-we-reshape-the-model
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Endale Tefera, Berhanu Nega, Dejuma Yadeta, Yilkal Chanie
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, humanitarian cardiology and cardiac surgery have shifted toward sending short-term surgical and catheter missions to treat patients. Although this model has been shown to be effective in bringing cardiovascular care to the patients' environment, its effectiveness in creating sustainable service is questioned. This study reports the barriers to contribution of missions to effective skill transfer and possible improvements needed in the future, from the perspective of both the local and overseas teams...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772597/closed-mitral-commissurotomy-during-pregnancy-in-east-africa
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Robert Kramer, Reed Quinn, Agneta Odera, Robert Groom, Nancy Boulanger, Eric Gunnoe, Russell White
Cardiac surgeons traveling to East Africa on humanitarian surgical missions treat a large number of people of all ages with rheumatic heart disease. A patient with severe mitral stenosis with pulmonary edema in the second trimester of pregnancy was treated successfully with closed mitral commissurotomy in a hospital in rural Kenya. An operation from the late 1940s may regain prominence more than 70 years later in areas of the world with a high incidence of rheumatic heart disease and limited cardiology and cardiac surgery resources...
November 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587494/conotruncal-heart-defect-repair-in-sub-saharan-africa-remarkable-outcomes-despite-poor-access-to-treatment
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Frank Edwin, Kow Entsua-Mensah, Lawrence A Sereboe, Mark M Tettey, Ernest A Aniteye, Martin M Tamatey, Innocent Adzamli, Nana Akyaa-Yao, Kofi B Gyan, Ernest Ofosu-Appiah, David Kotei
BACKGROUND: The outcome of children born with conotruncal heart defects may serve as an indication of the status of pediatric cardiac care in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This study was undertaken to determine the outcome of children born with conotruncal anomalies in SSA, regarding access to treatment and outcomes of surgical intervention. METHODS: From our institution in Ghana, we retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of surgery, in the two-year period from June 2013 to May 2015...
September 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297348/endemic-cardiovascular-diseases-of-the-poorest-billion
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REVIEW
Gene F Kwan, Bongani M Mayosi, Ana O Mocumbi, J Jaime Miranda, Majid Ezzati, Yogesh Jain, Gisela Robles, Emelia J Benjamin, S V Subramanian, Gene Bukhman
The poorest billion people are distributed throughout the world, though most are concentrated in rural sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) data can be sparse in low- and middle-income countries beyond urban centers. Despite this urban bias, CVD registries from the poorest countries have long revealed a predominance of nonatherosclerotic stroke, hypertensive heart disease, nonischemic and Chagas cardiomyopathies, rheumatic heart disease, and congenital heart anomalies, among others...
June 14, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27138668/national-priorities-for-perioperative-research-in-south-africa
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Bruce M Biccard, Christella S Alphonsus, David G Bishop, Larissa Cronje, Hyla-Louise Kluyts, Belinda Kusel, Salome Maswime, Ravi Oodit, Anthony R Reed, Alexandra M Torborg, Robert Wise
BACKGROUND: Perioperative research is currently unco-ordinated in South Africa (SA), with no clear research agenda. OBJECTIVE: To determine the top ten national research priorities for perioperative research in SA. METHODS: A Delphi technique was used to establish consensus on the top ten research priorities. RESULTS: The top ten research priorities were as follows: (i) establishment of a national database of (a) critical care outcomes, and (b) critical care resources; (ii) a randomised controlled trial of preoperative B-type natriuretic peptide-guided medical therapy to decrease major adverse cardiac events following non-cardiac surgery; (iii) a national prospective observational study of the outcomes associated with paediatric surgical cases; (iv) a national observational study of maternal and fetal outcomes following operative delivery in SA; (v) a stepped-wedge trial of an enhanced recovery after surgery programme for (a) surgery, (b) obstetrics, (c) emergency surgery, and (d) trauma surgery; (vi) a stepped-wedge trial of a surgical safety checklist on patient outcomes in SA; (vii) a prospective observational study of perioperative outcomes after surgery in district general hospitals in SA; (viii) short-course interventions to improve anaesthetic skills in rural doctors; (ix) studies of the efficacy of simulation training to improve (a) patient outcomes, (b) team dynamics, and (c) leadership; and (x) development and validation of a risk stratification tool for SA surgery based on the South African Surgical Outcomes Study (SASOS) data...
March 31, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26988837/the-valvafric-study-a-registry-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-western-and-central-africa
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Samuel Kingué, Serigne Abdou Ba, Dhadi Balde, Mamadou Bocary Diarra, Jean-Baptiste Anzouan-Kacou, Benedict Anisubia, Jean-Marie Damorou, Pierre Ndobo, Alain Menanga, Abdoul Kane, Maurice Kakou-Guikahué, Monique Kenfack, Bernard Metogo, David Chelo, Euloge Yangnigni, Cabral Tantchou, Edmond Bertrand, Jean-Jacques Monsuez
BACKGROUND: There are few African data available on rheumatic heart disease (RHD). AIM: To provide data on the clinical characteristics and treatment of patients with RHD hospitalized in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: The VALVAFRIC study is a multicentre hospital-based retrospective registry of patients with RHD hospitalized in African cardiology departments from 2004 to 2008. RESULTS: Among 3441 patients with at least one mild RHD lesion seen on echocardiography in 5 years in 12 cardiology departments from seven countries, 1385 had severe lesions (502 men; 803 women; mean age 29...
May 2016: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
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