• Tue. Sep 27th, 2022

Pilgrim with severe angina rescued by Saudi medical team

ByMadeleine J. Pierce

Jul 4, 2022

Dubai: A Saudi medical team from King Abdullah Medical City (KAMC) in Mecca saved the life of an Iranian Hajj pilgrim, in his 60s, after he suffered severe angina while on his way to the Grand Mosque to perform prayers, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

According to the SPA, the pilgrim, in his 60s, experienced excruciating chest pain and required immediate medical attention. Extensive tests and CT scans revealed that more than two coronary arteries were blocked leading to severe angina.

Medical staff decided to do open-heart surgery, but the patient did not cooperate, according to the health ministry. The decision was made to perform angioplasty to place stents on the wall of the damaged arteries after consulting a doctor who facilitated his arrival for Hajj.

The patient has recovered and is now in good health. He will leave the hospital and resume his Hajj and continue performing his rites.

The ministry said all pilgrims and guests performing Hajj and Umrah can receive specialist medical care from KAMC.

The city offers the best possible healthcare services thanks to its highly qualified doctors and advanced world-class medical facilities which have the great support of King Salman’s government and the utmost concern and vigorous monitoring of the Ministry of Health. to provide high quality services.