A rare operation conducted by a medical team at al-Kafeel Hospital for the expansion of one of the heart arteries was crowned with success.

A medical team at al-Kafeel specialist Hospital of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine succeeded conducting a rare and dangerous operation to expand the coronary artery by a catheter to a 50-year-old woman from Basra without surgical intervention and using the catheter technique after that doctors in internationals hospitals ruled out her treatment without the operation of open heart.

The operation was conducted by Dr. Ahmad Qasem al-Haidari with his medical team, as it is a difficult and very dangerous operation for the narrowed artery in the area of its association with other arteries feeding the heart, but thanks to the advanced medical equipment and devices in this treatment field at the hospital in harmony with its medical competences, there was positive results leading to the successful completion of the operation. This medical achievement was added to the series of successes of the hospital by conducting complicated and difficult operations that some international hospitals were unable to perform.

And according to Doctor Ahmad Qasem al-Haidari: "The difficulty in this operation lies in the location of the narrowing of the artery and how to connect the expansion network to this area while maintaining the arteries associated with it without any harm as it is the main artery to nourish the heart with blood. The operation took more than an hour and was carried out with local anaesthesia. The medical and nursing team has made great efforts for its success."

It is to note that the patient was suffering from chest pain and the tests showed that she has a severe narrowing of the coronary artery and must be treated. The patient is currently stable and has left the hospital grateful to the hospital and its medical team, who oversaw her operation with high professionalism and kindness.

For inquiries and to see the services provided by the hospital, please visit the official hospital website (www.kh.iq) or call the following numbers: (07602344444) or (07602329999).
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