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Valve Replacement Rescues a Yemeni Umrah Performer Woman in Makkah
05 October 2022

In a high-risk operation and a race against time,the Heart Center Team in the King Abdullah Medical City in Holy Mecca succeeded in rescuing a Yemeni woman while performing the Umrah pilgrimage. The patient fell down due to faint as a result of a severe drop in blood oxygen and an undiagnosed hereditary heart disease 
Makkah Healthcare Cluster reported that the case was admitted urgently after first aid was provided at the Al-Haram Hospital, where she fell faint in the Great Mosque of Mecca while performing Umrah. with cyanosis and severe hypoxemia, medical investigations revealed a rare genetic anomaly called (Epstein) that she doesn't know before.
As well as, the medical team consisting of cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and the nursing team decided to perform tricuspid valve replacement, and she was attached to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and then gradually withdrawn so that the ventilator was removed, after careful follow-up for more than 25 days in ICU along with cardiac surgery care team follow-up, the patient was discharged in well-being.
Epstein anomaly is a rare heart defect that is present at birth (congenital). In this condition, the tricuspid valve is in the wrong position and the valve's flaps (leaflets) are malformed. As a result, the valve does not work properly. Blood might leak back through the valve, making your heart work less efficiently, as well as cardiomegaly and heart failure may occur.

Last Update : 06 October 2022 12:28 AM
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