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UNLABELLED Hypertension is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa. It is difficult to follow a correct treatment in this environment. PURPOSE Assessing the compliance of the drug therapy and identifying the characteristics of poor observant patients. METHODS A study was carried out over one month at the outpatient department of the Abidjan Heart Institute(More)
Reduced left lung perfusion has been described following percutaneous occlusion of the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). We aimed to identify the incidence of lung perfusion abnormalities and the associated risk factors in our consecutive series. Between November 1994 and December 2003, 150 procedures were performed on 145 patients, age 4.6 +/- 4 years.(More)
The authors report two cases of unusual venous thrombosis associated with protein S deficiency in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The first case was a superior mesenteric vein thrombosis caused by HIV-1 infection associated with protein S deficiency in a 53-year-old patient. The second case was a cerebral venous thrombosis in a(More)
The fourth Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) hypertension taskforce meeting was held at the Yaoundé Hilton Hotel on 16 March 2016. Its main goals were to update and facilitate understanding of the PASCAR roadmap for the control of hypertension on the continent, to refine the PASCAR hypertension algorithm, and to discuss the next steps of the PASCAR(More)
BACKGROUND Whereas the coronary artery disease death rate has declined in high-income countries, the incidence of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa, where their management remains a challenge. AIM To propose a consensus statement to optimize management of ACS in sub-Saharan Africa on the basis of realistic considerations.(More)
BACKGROUND Because of anatomical proximity, closure of paramembranous ventricular septal defect (pm-VSD) with an Amplatzer occluder has the potential to affect the atrioventricular (AV) conduction system. PATIENTS AND METHODS Electrophysiology studies (EPS) were performed prior to and following closure of the pm-VSD in 19 children aged 8.9 +/- 4.5 years.(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated blood pressure is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. AIM To evaluate blood pressure management in Côte d'Ivoire. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted among 2575 hypertensive patients from the Institute of Cardiology of Abidjan, who were followed for at least 10 years, between January(More)