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

Appolonia Budzee, Italo Ghidoni, Alessandro Giamberti, Silvia Cirri, Jacques Cabral Tantchou Tchoumi, Jean Claude Ambassa, 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
Pages (from-to)46
Number of pages1
JournalThe Pan African medical journal
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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