Investigator Profile: Ugandan Cardiologist Receives Top U.S. Award

Apr 8, 2019 | Africa, Investigator Content, Okello, Emmy MD Content

Africa Healthcare

The Daily Monitor reports from Kampala, Uganda, that Ugandan Dr. Emmy Okello, an international cardiologist at the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI), has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology for Advancing the field of Rheumatic heart disease and interventional cardiology in Uganda.  At the institute, Dr. Okello performs percutaneous mitral commissurotomy for patients with severe mitral stenosis.  Commissurotomy is an open-heart surgery that repairs a mitral valve that is narrowed from mitral valve stenosis.


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