The first coronary by-pass grafting surgery done in western and central Africa

Budzee Appolonia, Italo Ghidoni, Alessandro Giamberti, Silvia Cirri, Tantchou Tchoumi Jacques Cabral, Ambassa Jean Claude, Gianfranco Butera

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Abstract

Africa bears a significant proportion of the global burden of chronic diseases, along with poor countries of Asia and Latin America. The World Health Organisation projects that over the next ten years the Continent will experience the largest increase in death rates from cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes. Probably for the first time in Western and Central Africa, the very first coronary artery bypass surgery grafting was performed in the Cardiac Centre of Shisong in Cameroon.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Pan African medical journal
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Cameroon
  • Cardiac centre
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Appolonia, B., Ghidoni, I., Giamberti, A., Cirri, S., Cabral, T. T. J., Claude, A. J., & Butera, G. (2011). The first coronary by-pass grafting surgery done in western and central Africa. The Pan African medical journal, 8.