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King Abdullah Medical Complex: Aortic Valve Successfully Implanted for a Lady in her 70s
14 March 2018

​By Allah’s Grace, a team of cardiologists at King Abdullah Medical Complex-Jeddah has successfully performed a trans-catheter aortic valve implant (TAVI) for a lady in her 70s, who was suffering from acute shortness of breath if she exerted any effort.


Given the lady’s high-risk case in terms of conventional valve replacement procedures, she had a less risk trans-catheter procedure; using the latest hi-tech valve due to its tiny diameter (about 14Fr) - French catheter scale. Thank Allah the procedure has been successful, and the patient is under consistent observation and follow-up after surgery.

It is noted that such type of surgery is an internationally recognized advanced specialized procedure in the field of cardiac care. It is a beacon of hope for cardiac patients, to boost medical services for all cardiac patients, as well as all other medical specialties.

On the other hand, in its 2017 achievements report, MoH added 65 new healthcare centers, making all health centers across the Kingdom into 2,390 instead of 2,325. These centers have helped provide facility-based health services to over 300 thousand citizens. These centers have been enhanced with necessary manpower, appliances and medical supplies. Also, new 39 centers are designated to operate for longer hours up to 11:00pm. In so doing, 204 centers so far operate up to 11:00pm instead of 165 centers before. MoH seeks to provide comprehensive coverage across the Kingdom, to reduce congestion and to meet the beneficiaries’ needs. Hence, more manpower (highly trained doctors) have been supplied, in addition to training the existing medical and administrative staff and providing security services in all centers on duty.






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