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KAMC Performs Open-Heart Surgeries for Some Patient Pilgrims
12 October 2013
Some patient pilgrims who underwent open-heart surgeries at the King Abdullah Medical City (KAMC) in Makkah have expressed their thanks and gratitude to the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Salman bin Abdulaziz, May Allah protect them, for their interest and keenness to provide all services for pilgrims, more importantly, health services.
The Sudanese male pilgrim, Abdul-Ghafour Othman, who arrived to the Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj rites, has praised the quality of medical services provided for him, as well as the medical care which he received after hospitalization at KAMC nearly a week ago.
Othman says he was suffering in his country from mild pains in the chest, but the symptoms worsened after the Umrah rites, as he started feeling severe pains in the chest and shortness of breath, that is why, the medical treating team has decided to take him to a nearby hospital.
After the medical examination, the physicians decided to refer him to KAMC for suspicion of a blockage in one of the arteries of the heart.
The Sudanese patient adds that after check-up at the medical city, it was found that he has a blockage in two arteries, requiring an urgent surgery to open arteries, and thankfully, the surgical operation was culminated with success, and his health condition has begun improving.
Moreover, Othman highlighted that the medical city comprises advanced medical devices and well-trained medical staff to conduct such a kind of operations, which require a long period on waiting lists.
In the same context, Othman expressed his thanks and appreciation to His Excellency the Minister of Health and all MOH officials for their keenness to provide the best medical devices for pilgrims and KAMC staff, who spent many nights in his treatment, and follow-up of his health condition.
The 50-year-old Indonesian pilgrim, Sorando, who visits the Kingdom for the first time, has also expressed admiration for such medical devices available in the hospital which he visited on September 29 after feeling pains. In addition, Sorando expressed gratitude for the devices found in the King Abdullah Medical City, which were harnessed to serve all patients and visitors without distinction.
Within the same vein, Sorando has extended thanks to the Saudi government under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, May Allah protect them, for the interest paid to the pilgrims without exception, pointing out that he felt a sudden pain in the chest.
After visiting the hospital, it was found that he has a blockage in more than one artery. For that reason, he underwent a successful heart surgery, during which the blocked arteries were replaced, and thankfully his health condition began improving.
For his part, the Yemeni male pilgrim, Abdullah Abdul-Jalil Sarhan, has expressed thanks and gratitude to the leaders and peoples of the Saudi Arabia for the care and attention which he witnessed since he got hospitalized at KAMC two weeks ago, noting that he was referred from Al-Noor Specialized Hospital to the King Abdullah Medical City to do a heart catheter, and treat blockage of the arteries after feeling a sudden pain in the chest.
After catheterization, the medical treating team confirmed the urgent need for surgical intervention to treat some cardiac disorders. The operation was performed on the same day, and now the health condition of the patient has begun improving.
The Saudi male pilgrim, Ahmed bin Ali Al-Ghamdi, emphasizes that he has never seen medical services such as those of the King Abdullah Medical City, whether in terms of devices, care or treatment, directing thanks to Almighty Allah for providing their country with such wise rulers who work on the service and comfort of their fellow citizens, as well as pilgrims, and visitors of the Holy City.
Al-Ghamdi further highlighted that he visited the Yanbu hospital after feeling a pain in his knees. After the medical examination, it was found that he suffers from a blockage in the aorta; as a result, he was referred to the King Abdullah Medical City where physicians confirmed the blockage of two heart arteries and damage in a heart valve, in addition to a blockage in the aorta.
Afterwards, Al-Ghamdi underwent a surgery to open the arteries and repair the valve. He was also decided to undertake another operation after the pilgrimage season to treat the aorta.

Last Update : 24 October 2013 03:34 PM
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