Al-Mowasat Hospital Team in Dammam succeeded in treating a 17 years young person with Wolff Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome using thermal cauterization.
The WPW patient arrived at the hospital while was suffering from abnormal heart rate (above 200 BPM) as well as lack of consciousness due to increased electricity in the heart.
The patient was undergone electrocardiogram test revealing existence of further electrical pathway leading to heart rhythm changes. Such pathway is positioned next to the normal electrical system, making it impossible to perform to perform heart thermal cauterization and it will most possibly lead to the electrical system disruption, if performed. Dr. Ahmed Taha, the electrocardiogram team leader, overcome such challenge by accurately positioning the electrical system and eliminated the additional electrical pathway. Following the operation, the health condition of the patient improved considerably after.
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a rare medical condition resulting in not life-threatening accelerated heart rate accidents, but it may lead to serious problems in the heart.
It is worth noting that this technique is the most advanced and is in line with the vision of Al-Mowasat Medical Services Company to attract highly specialized talents and procuring the latest medical technologies and equipment.