Specialists from the American Hospital in Paris and the Polyclinique Internationale Sainte Anne-Marie (PISAM), including cardiologists and rhythmologists Sana Amraout and Adoubi Innocent, as well as interventional radiologists Dr Ehui and Dr Antoine Hakime, relieved several heart patients in Abidjan, from July 11 to 13, 2022.

This intervention is part of the ”Medical Talent” program launched in September 2021 by PISAM, in collaboration with the American Hospital in Paris.

Reporting on the mission on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Dr Sana Amraout of the American Hospital in Paris said that the interventional cardiology and cardiac arrhythmia technique now available to patients with heart problems in Côte d’Ivoire had brought a smile and hope to many patients.

It is performed with a pacemaker, implantable holter or diagnostic intervention and automatic implantable defibrillator.

According to the cardiologist, this technique, which is a first in Côte d’Ivoire, will enable patients suffering from heart problems to be informed, prevented and treated, avoiding the need for costly outpatient treatment.

Caring for patients with heart problems is very expensive, both financially and in terms of time. Many patients die before they can be treated, and others spend large sums of money to have access to interventional cardiology abroad.

“Today, thanks to new technologies, interventional cardiology and cardiac arrhythmia are becoming more efficient. Patients suffering from heart disease can now be treated in Côte d’Ivoire. Our aim is to detect and treat them locally and quickly”, reassured Dr Sana Amraout.

PISAM cardiologist and rhythmologist Pr Adoubi Innocent hailed this medical innovation, which not only provides relief for patients but also strengthens the capabilities of local specialists. “What the medical talent brings is, first and foremost, a sharing of expertise in rhythmology. There are certain aspects that are not well taken care of here. So this sharing of skills improves us in terms of knowledge, know-how and expertise,” he points out.