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Madinah Cardiac Center: 300 Trans Catheter Valve Implants Done
23 January 2018

​According to Madinah Health Affairs, the Cardiac Center has conducted more than 300 trans catheter valve implants, one of the rare and highly sophisticated interventional surgeries in the Middle East. Specialized in valve implanting, the Center has done 106 trans catheter aortic valve replacements and 72 MitraClip procedures. The team of the cath lab conducted over 22 trans catheter pulmonary valve implants and 100 balloon valvotomy procedures.

The team also demonstrates excellence in interventional procedures, mainly trans catheter mitral valve implants (5 cases so far, including a 14-years old girl). Notably, the Center is preparing the first specialized training workshop on trans catheter valve implanting in the Middle East.

On the other hand, over the past week, the 937-Service Center handled 4,375 notifications, including 194 hospital transfer requests. The Center also provided 16,345 medical consultations, and received 36,608 incoming calls, including 14, 371 inquiries and 1, 323 requests for smoking cessation treatment.

The Center provides a range of distinctive services, including inquiries about MOH’s services, outgoing and incoming transactions, health services, medical consultations, and hospital transfer requests based on the medical need, in addition to complaints against public and private health facilities. Also, the center receives all patients’ health-related calls, all complaints 24/7, and refers them to the concerned departments at MOH or its branches, as well as all emergency calls; thus, serving as a listening ear for patients to identify their needs and requirements and to meet them.

It is worth mentioning that the 937-Service Center is one of the most important MOH’s initiatives. It aims to provide medical services through its toll-free number, which can be accessed throughout the Kingdom. The center operates based on listening, response, implementation, and analysis. The performance of regional Health Affairs is evaluated by closing citizens' reports and their satisfaction with the services provided. This assessment is published weekly and directly supervised by the Minister of Health.​

Last Update : 26 February 2018 02:35 PM
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