Dallah Alnakheel Hospital’s Physicians to Succeed in implanting Aortic Valve for a Female Patient without Performing Open Heart Surgery

27 Dec, 2021

A team of cardiologists at Dallah Alnakheel Hospital was able to implant an aortic valve for a 61 years female patient through the interventional catheterization without the need to performing an open-heart surgery. The cardiologists team is chaired by Dr. Walid Al Harbi (Cardiology and interventional catheterization consultant), Dr. Sameh Lawend (Consultant and head of cardiology department) and Dr. Yasmin Hanafi (Cardiology consultant), and the anesthesiologist team included Dr. Sherif Al Okdah (Consultant and head of anesthesia department).
The procedure succeeded and the patient was awaked, cared, followed up, and checked up until her discharge from the hospital.
It is reported that the procedure has been performed through a small opening in the thigh. The latest global techniques have been used to protect the brain stroke by installing a filter in the neck arteries and using a unique valve for the first time in the private Sector hospitals. A team of cardiologists at Dallah Alnakheel Hospital was able to implant an aortic valve for a 61 years female patient through the interventional catheterization without the need to performing an open heart surgery.
The procedure succeeded and the patient was awaked, cared, followed up, and checked up until her discharge from the hospital.
It is reported that the procedure has been performed through a small opening in the thigh. The latest global techniques have been used to protect the brain stroke by installing a filter in the neck arteries and using a unique valve for the first time in the private Sector hospitals.