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UM Health Surgical Team Guides Zambia's First Total Aortic Arch Replacement

Thursday, May 4, 2023

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A team of surgeons at National Heart Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia collaborated with a team from the University of Michigan to complete the first total aortic arch replacement in the country. Despite the patient’s 8 cm aortic dissection, the procedure was uneventful with no complications. This was part of an ongoing effort to strengthen Zambia’s cardiac care teams and resources.

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