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Al-Babtain Cardiological Center - Dammam: Rare Surgery Saves a Resident
23 October 2017
According to Eastern Health Affairs, Saud Al-Babtain Cardiological Center has successfully saved a patient through a high-risk and rare surgery with a 60% death rate. The Center's emergency received the Saudi patient. After due medical checkups, he was diagnosed with a balloon rupture in his aortic artery, in addition to acute reflux in his aortic and mitral valves. Immediately, the medical team operated on him; replacing his aortic artery and valve, implanting his coronary arteries, and repairing his mitral valve. Thank Allah the surgery was successful. The patient was discharged after recovery without any complications.

This type of surgery is a very difficult and high-risk one, since these operations claim a 1% death rate increase every single hour the patient spends after diagnosis without medical intervention. Also, the mortality rate is not less during surgery. However, by Allah's Grace, and thanks to the professional skills of the medical team, the surgery has been successful and the patient has been saved.


It is noted that the Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently implementing MOH's Performance Program, which aims to boost productivity, performance quality and efficiency of health services in hospitals. The program is in line with the National Transformation Plan 2020 towards achieving the Kingdom's Vision 2030. The program covers 70 hospitals and features over 40 indicators to measure the performance of seven key therapeutic aspects, which have positively reduced the waiting times.






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