The history of surgical missions in Ghana and why they are important to cardiothoracic surgical care in West Africa.
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October 31, 2022
September 30, 2022
This editorial describes the evolving pathway of diagnosing a disease that is predicted to augment the indication for orthotopic cardiac transplantation. Cardiac involvement of sarcoidosis accounts for the majority of deaths in sarcoidosis patients, so it is important to better understand its symptoms.
Differences in Metabolomic Profiles Between Black and White Women and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: an Observational Study of Women From Four US Cohorts
September 20, 2022
Plasma metabolomic profiles were examined to determine differences in social determinants of health between Black and white women. This observational study paves the groundwork for further investigation of social disparity in atheromatous disease.
September 12, 2022
Enjoy this interview with Professor Charles Yankah, a cardiothoracic surgeon who has dedicated the last fifty years to advancing cardiovascular care and helping the globally underserved communities who require it.
August 27, 2022
Although the demand for heart surgeons trained in a year is twenty, Kenya produces only four to five annually. This results in a gap in diagnosis and treatment of heart illnesses.
July 15, 2022
In this article from Innovations, the authors highlight 7 pillars of key advice in performing the frozen elephant trunk separated by the following key areas: 1. Treatment of complex aortic pathologies with frozen elephant trunk 2. Frozen elephant trunk in acute aortic dissections
May 4, 2022
The Arrhythmia Alliance Hearts of Ghana Mission recently completed another successful mission in Ghana. While in Ghana, they perform Heart Surgery and support Pacing and Angiography. This year, they had two main aims. Firstly, to assist Mr. Baffour Gian perform the first heart operations at the new heart surgery program at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. They looked to perform daily surgery to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. The second part of the mission is to go to Kumasi to place reconditioned pacemakers in patients and to perform angiography.
April 19, 2022
Interesting manuscript on the immunology of coronary atheroma, with tanslational potential in therapies and prevention of ischaemic heart disease.
Ten-Year Outcomes of Off-Pump vs On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in the Department of Veterans Affairs
April 14, 2022
This 10-year follow-up of the ROBY study reports on the primary end points of all-cause death and the composite of death or revascularization among 2203 patients randomized to off-pump or on-pump CABG 2002-2007. Death rates at 10 years were 34.2% for off-pump and 31.1% for on-pump. The composite end point was reached at 4.6 years for off-pump and 5
Operative Management of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy—Gold Standard Septal Myectomy to Stand the Test of Time
April 11, 2022
This is the concluding webinar to the Guest Editor Series, "Operative Management of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy—Gold Standard Septal Myectomy to Stand the Test of Time" put together by Guest Editor Eduard Quintana. Joined by a number of his contributors, they discuss hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.