The medical team at Mouwasat Hospital in Dammam succeeded in implanting a stent in the coronary vein for a 56 years old patient who suffers from type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and lipids and severe coronary insufficiency.
The patient had previously undergone open heart surgery and arterial transplantation 16 years ago, but the previously transplanted arteries were affected by accompanying diseases, chronic obstruction occurred. Many attempts were made to open the blockage in the original and implanted arteries through the arterial catheter, but all of them failed.
Although the patient continues to undergo intensive drug therapy, she still suffers from unstable angina pectoris, severe and recurrent chest pains with even the slightest physical exertion which in turn affected her normal life and impeded many of her daily activities.
Upon her visit to Mouwasat Hospital in Dammam and doing the necessary medical examinations and tests, Dr. Ahmed Taha, head of the electrocardiogram team, implanted a stent to narrow the main coronary vein in the heart using cardiac catheterization under local anesthesia to increase the pressure in the main vein in the heart which leads to an increase in capillaries that supply the heart muscle. This procedure reduces the symptoms of angina pectoris and chest pain associated with coronary insufficiency.
After the operation, the patient's condition improved and she was allowed to be discharged from the hospital after making sure that her health condition was stable so that she could manage her daily life normally.
It is worth noting that this type of operation is considered the most advanced and is in line with the vision of Mouwasat Medical Services Co. in attracting qualified medical professionals and specialties while providing the latest technologies and medical equipment.