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MOH: ‘First Case of EVAR Treated at KAMC’
21 November 2016
The medical team at King Abdullah Medical City (KAMC) in the Holy Capital has succeeded to treat the first case of endovascular aneurysm repair, or endovascular aortic repair, (EVAR) with catheterization and stent-based technique.
The medical team, headed by Dr. Hassan Al-Zahrani and Dr. Muhammad Al-Qarni, has pointed out that the 80-year-old female patient had been complaining chest pain. She has been referred to the Vascular Surgery Section after examination and diagnosis that showed thoracic aortic aneurysms with indications of blood accumulation on the arterial walls, the matter which necessitated therapeutic intervention by vascular catheterization, which has been crowned with success, May Allah be praised. Then, she left the medical city, in stable condition, three days after the operation.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) stated: “Thanks to this technique used in the operation, there is no longer need for surgery, in term of opening the chest and abdomen, the matter which was accompanied by complications and high risk on the patient's life”. It added that this technique is available only at some of the Kingdom’s specialized centers and KAMC, represented in the Vascular Surgery Section, which is full ready to receive all vascular cases to treat them with the suitable method, whether surgery or using vascular and interventional radiology (VIR).

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