June 7, 2023


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The Specialist performs a successful delivery of a patient who is living with an artificial heart pump

A medical team at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center was able to perform a successful caesarean section without complications, for a 32-year-old patient, who lives on an artificial heart-assisted pump as a bridge until a suitable donor is available for a heart transplant. The mother was suffering from a severe weakness in the heart muscle. It necessitated the implantation of an auxiliary artificial pump, and after the pregnancy was discovered, she was referred to “Specialist Riyadh” to receive the necessary health care according to a treatment plan developed for all stages of pregnancy, and set an early date for childbirth, in order to avoid any complications, including managing the performance of the artificial heart pump as required by the needs every stage.

The patient received continuous health care since her admission to the hospital, by an integrated medical team that was formed from seven specialties, where a cesarean section was performed in the 32nd week of pregnancy, and as a result, the mother was transferred to intensive care to follow up on her health condition, then she was transferred to the heart ward in the hospital, while he took over Follow-up of the newborn, the neonatal intensive care team, both of whom are in good health.

Doctors advise against pregnancy in patients who have been implanted with an artificial heart-assisting pump, as this may result in complications for the pregnant mother, and disorders in the pump’s work that may pose a threat to the life of the mother and the fetus, which necessitated the provision of health follow-up for them by a multidisciplinary medical team.

The availability of capabilities and qualified medical staff contributes to “KFSH&RC” in complex and rare disease cases, which require follow-up and health care and treatment plans that are only available in advanced medical centers.

It is noteworthy that King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center is among the most prominent hospitals in the world in providing specialized healthcare. Brand Finance).