Introduction: This study
aimed at describing the socio-economic, diagnostic, and progressive features of
patients evacuated thanks to philanthropic sponsors. Patients and methods: all
evacuated patients, contacted through the phone and interviewed, were included
in the study. A questionnaire helped in collecting data which were analyzed
through the software Epi-Info (version 7). Outcomes: A total of 63 patients out
of 134 were included in the study among which there are 22 adults and 41
children. The sex-ratio was 1.30. Patients living in Ouagadougou accounted for
79% of cases. The children’s average age at evacuation was 3.58 ± 3.86 years
against 27.52 ± 12.54 years for adults. Ventricular septal defects among
children (58.53%) and mitral valve diseases among adults (72.72%) were the main
diagnoses at the time of evacuation. The average fall was 47 months for children,
and 54 months for adults in the post-operative period. 68% of adults had an
income below 50,000 FCFA per month. The evacuation average cost was estimated
at 21,083,000 FCFA per patient, corresponding to 2,825,122,000 FCA over 10
years. Each adult patient spent an average of 15,000 FCFA per month for the
follow up, against 8725 FCFA for children. 16% of patients were lost of sight
in the post-operative. Conclusion: Philanthropic sponsors significantly
contribute to the management of cardiac patients, and their efforts should be
supported by a better monitoring. Setting-up cardiac surgery and interventional
cardiology in Burkina Faso are required to address these health shortcomings.
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Kologo, K. J. , Millogo, G. R. C. , Kinda, G. , Tougma, J. B. , Yaméogo, N. V. , Tall, A. T. , Kagambéga, L. , Tindano, C. , Lingani, E. , Simo-Moyo, M. , Yaméogo, R. A. , Samadoulougou, A. K. and Zabsonré, P. (2017). Cardiologic Medical Evacuations in Burkina Faso: Contribution of Three Philanthropic Sponsors over a 10-Year Period. Open Access Library Journal, 4, e3380. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103380.
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