December 10, 2022

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Performing the first open heart surgery at the Heart Center at King Fahd Hospital in Al Baha

Al-Baha Health Department succeeded in performing the first open-heart surgery at the Heart Center at King Fahd Hospital in Al-Baha for a patient suffering from narrowing of the heart arteries.

In this context, the Director General of Health Affairs in Al-Baha Region, Dr. Samir bin Moshabab Al-Shahrani indicated that the catheterization cases in the heart center have reached 1,760 cases so far since the beginning of service provision in the center, which consists of a cardiac catheterization room, an open-heart operating room, a hybrid open-heart operating room and cardiac care It contains 7 beds and hypnosis departments, and it consists of 32 beds, and it includes 10 consultants in various specialties of heart diseases, surgery and anesthesia.

In addition to a specialized technical and nursing team that underwent specialized training in the field of surgery, cardiac catheterization and intensive care

He explained that the Heart Center at King Fahd Hospital in Al-Baha is among 12 specialized centers and units included in the Al-Baha Health Department, which it seeks to develop as part of its most important strategic plans to reduce waiting lists and referrals outside the region for patients who suffer from these specialties.

Dr. Al-Shahrani also praised the support of the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, may God protect him, in developing and raising the level of health service in the region, noting the follow-up and keenness of the Governor of Al-Baha region, His Royal Highness Prince Dr. Hossam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, and the support of the Ministry of Health and its follow-up to the developmental plans for health in the region, led by the Minister of Health Fahd Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Jalajil.