编者按：在 2015 年美国外科年会（the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress，简称 ACS） DISTINGUISHED LECTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SURGERY 的专场上，来自非洲科特迪瓦布瓦凯大学附属医院的心胸血管外科主任，泛非外科医生协会主席，非洲心胸血管外科医生协会主席 Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate 教授以题“Lecture examines open heart surgery challenges in Africa”做了一个演讲。会后小编特意邀请 Yangni-Angate 教授做了一个专访，更深入地了解非洲心脏直视手术的现状和挑战。
Could you introduce the history of the open heart surgery in Cote d’lvoire?
What is the current status of open heart surgery in Africa?
In your opinion, what are the challenges the surgeons and patients have to face?
We know that you have done a lot of work to improve the status of open heart surgery in Africa. Could you make a brief introduction of these program?
Professor Yangni-Angate is a Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgeon, consultant, and director capacities at the Institute of Cardiology, Abidjan, Bouake University Medical School, and the University College of Korhogo. Professor Yangni-Angate is also the founding father of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, the African Association of Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgeons, and the African Society of Morphology. He completed his residency in general surgery and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Abidjan University Medical School. He trained in pediatric cardiovascular surgery at Saint Justine Hospital in Montreal, Canada.
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ACS 2015 专题