JEDDAH: The Prince Sultan Cardiac Center
in Al-Ahsa governorate has received the International Certificate of Accreditation of the Artificial Cardiac Care Program by the Joint International Commission for Accreditation of Health Establishments in the US.
Ahsa, February 04, 2019 -- Prince Sultan Cardiac Center
in Ahsa has received the International Certificate of Accreditation of the Artificial Cardiac Care Program by the Joint International Commission for Accreditation of Health Establishments in the United States of America, achieving 99.9% to be the first achievement in the Middle East and the world outside the United States of America.
From the Department of Cardiology (Abazid, Eldesoky, Alharbi, Smettei), Prince Sultan Cardiac Center
Qassim, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Department of Pharmacology (Almeman), Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Department of Cardiology (Sakr), King Saud Complex, Department of Cardiology (Eissa), Hail Cardiac Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A Saudi medical mission, led by the head of the cardiac surgery department at the prince Sultan Cardiac Center
Huwaida al-Qathami, has arrived in Yemen to perform cardiac surgeries for Yemeni children with congenital heart defects.
RIYADH:The Prince Sultan Cardiac Center
in Najran successfully carried out its first open heart surgery on a 43-year-old Saudi woman, the Ministry of Health announced here yesterday.
Ketab Eid Al Oteibi, the Director of Department of Medical Services of the Armed Forces, will launch on Tuesday the 1st International Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Conference entitled "Emerging Insights" organized by The Pharmacy Department of Prince Sultan Cardiac Center
(PSCC), at Riyadh Four Season Hotel here, with the participation of a number of specialists.
Ghormallah Al-Zahrani, consultant cardiologist and head of adult cardiology at Prince Sultan Cardiac Center
in Riyadh, said: "What we observe is not encouraging, as risk factors that increase the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, such as sedentary lifestyles, smoking and diabetes are increasingly widespread in the community and the end result is unfortunately more advanced cases of cardiac diseases than in the past." In the MENA region, diabetes alone, which is often associated with heart disease, will claim the lives of 290,000 people.
The Prince Sultan Cardiac Center
in Al-Ahsa stands an everlasting monument to memory of the late Crown Prince Sultan in providing health care services to the people in the region.
"Incidence of diabetes amounts to 30 to 40 percent of the Kingdom's population," Meshael Al-Mutairi, acting director of pharmacy at Prince Sultan Cardiac Center
told Arab News on the sidelines of the conference.