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MOH: ‘A New Technique Used in Open-Heart Surgeries’
08 October 2016
Within the framework of spreading the specialized reference health services to the point of including the entire regions of the Kingdom, Prince Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Bin Musa'ed Cardiac Centre in Arar has adopted a new technique in conducting some of the open-heart surgeries. It is a minimally invasive procedure, in terms of making a small incision not more than 6 cm at the top of the sternum, through which the surgical team can repair or replace the aortic valve or replace the aorta artery.
 
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has pointed out that this technique has proven to speed the patients’ recovery from surgery and alleviate their pains and use of analgesics, thus leading to their returning home cured after about four days of undergoing such surgeries, Allah Willing.
 
The MOH added that this step comes in continuation of the qualitative and specialized health services provided to patients in their places of residence all over the regions, without the need to travel to other areas in search for such specialized medical centers.
 
It is worth mentioning that the aforementioned center has conducted during the past year (1437H) 95 open-heart surgeries, 1,442 cardiac catheterizations and 7 pacemaker implantation surgeries, as well as providing health services to 16,193 patients, including 879 patients referred from other regions.
 
 
 



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