The 90-minute procedure was completed by Dr Waleed Yasin Kadro, consultant interventional cardiologist at RAK Hospital
An 84-year-old patient with multiple health problems has received a potentially life-saving surgery.
Doctors saved him from a potential cardiac arrest and lethal brain stroke. They successfully performed the first carotid stenting through a radial artery access (wrist) in the Mena region.
The 90-minute procedure was completed by Dr Waleed Yasin Kadro, consultant interventional cardiologist at RAK Hospital. The patient had previously suffered a stroke and has a history of high blood pressure, borderline diabetes, and high cholesterol. He also had significant narrowing and blockage of his left carotid artery.
Carotid arteries are located on either side of the neck and are the main arteries supplying blood to the brain. These can become clogged with fatty deposits (plaque) that slow or block blood flow to the brain, potentially resulting in a stroke.
According to Dr Kadro, two months before this procedure was carried out, he also had placed a stent into this octogenarian patient’s blocked coronary artery (the artery that delivers blood to the heart).
“We will continue to deliver our specialists’ unrivaled medical expertise and experience backed by the latest technology to patients in need of the most advanced medical treatment,” said Raza Siddiqui, CEO of Arabian Healthcare Group and Executive Director of RAK Hospital.
Published: Tue 11 Oct 2022, khaleejtimes.com
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