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Makkah: 43% Increase in Life-Saving Cases at King Abdullah Medical City
23 May 2019

​The Cardiac Center of King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah has achieved a 43% increase in the treatment of acute heart attacks and lifesaving since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.  

According to a recent statistical data disseminated by the center, 6,000 cardiac cauterizations were done in 2018 including 3,297 diagnostic catheterizations, 1,291 therapeutic catheterizations and 643 emergency therapeutic cauterizations to save the lives of cases with acute stroke caused by total coronary occlusion.  

This year statistics also revealed that the center has conducted 485 catheterization for ECG and pacemaker implantation, as well as 722 open-heart surgeries.

The Center has been active in performing the distinctive catheterization, which requires the implantation of the aortic valve through the catheterization to treat severe valve constriction, without open heart surgery; 120 cases were performed with a success rate of more than 98%.

The Center is specialized in open heart surgeries and associated procedures to treat heart failure and weakness, which may include surgery to implant the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) or artificial heart pump and others. The center follows up and qualify patients and help them to be adapted to this devices and continue their lives with ease and comfort. 






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