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 King Khaled Hospital-Najran: Patient's Heart Re-energized
14 February 2018

By Allah's Grace, a team of cardiologists at Prince Sultan Cardiac Center of King Khaled Hospital-Najran has successfully saved a patient in his 80s suffering from angina pectoris and hypertension.

According to Najran Affairs, the patient was brought to the hospital's emergency suffering from acute artery calcification (AC) and narrowing, hypertension, diabetes and renal dysfunction. Immediately, the patient was taken to Cardiac Center. After due medical checkups, he was taken to the cutting-edge digital operating room, where had an open-heart procedure, during which the team successfully implanted three arteries; thus, re-energizing his heart. After that, the patient was admitted into the ICU, then into the inpatient ward for further health care. When his condition stabilized, he was discharged in good health, thank Allah. It is worth noting that King Khaled Hospital-Najran is the region's reference hospital. In 2017, it conducted 32 successful open-heart surgeries, in addition to 1,335 therapeutic and exploratory catheters. The Center's clinics also provided their preventive and therapeutic services to 12,500 outpatients.

It is also noted that last week several health projects were launched in Taif, which are valued at over half a billion SR, which will help - by Allah's Leave - increase capacity by 20%. These projects feature a maternity and children tower (280m SR) with 300-bed capacity, where 120 beds are allocated for incubators and ICU, cutting-edge medical appliance, an 8-beds integrated emergency department, 8 operating rooms and 19 specialized clinics. The hospital also includes a residential building for nurses to accommodate 1,300 nurses, in addition to an integrated entertainment club enhanced with needed services (valued at 71m SR).

Furthermore, the projects include a Nuclear Medicine Unit at King Faisal Medical Complex (13m SR). Umm Al-Dawam General Hospital will be launched with 50-bed capacity (52m SR), in several specialties, including internal medicine, dermatology, urology, ophthalmology, ENT, surgery, pediatrics, and mental health. Also, the hospital features cutting-edge emergency department, operating rooms, radiology and labs. In the same vein, the first stage of Al-Mahani Hospital is inaugurated with 50-bed capacity. Full operation will be stage-wise by Allah's Leave, where the first stage covers outpatient clinics (surgery, pediatrics, orthopedics, ophthalmology, internal medicine, dermatology, urology, ENT and mental health. Other stages will follow suit.

These projects also include 3 specialized units at King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital (18m SR), due to the key role of certain medical specialties, and their contribution to integrated health services in Taif, to reduce referring medical cases to hospitals outside. Atop of these units comes the oncology unit, which helps diagnose and treat over 85% of various tumor cases. It also helps administer chemotherapy. The division features the state-of-the-art medical standards, appliances and professionals. It also features a cardiac cath unit with three different subdivisions, namely: cath, diagnosis and thoracic pains treatment. It will help speed up diagnosis, early detection of clots and catheterization.​




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