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How Saudi Hospital saved Pakistani pilgrim after his heart stopped while performing Umrah

IN MAKKAH — The Saudi Arabia rapid response team at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah was able to save the life of a Pakistani pilgrim whose heart was stopped for about 120 seconds while performing the rituals of #Umrah.

The Healthcare Cluster in Makkah said that the pilgrim was transferred to the medical city after receiving urgent primary healthcare at the Grand Mosque Hospital. At the medical city, he underwent the necessary tests and CT scans, which showed severe stenosis in the aortic valve with weakness of the myocardium.

The medical team carried out the surgical operation in which the aorta was successfully dilated and placed on extracorporeal oxygenation (ECMO) device, due to the weakness of the cardiac muscle. His condition was followed up in the cardiac intensive care unit until he recovered, and left the hospital in good health, the healthcare Cluster said in a statement.

Saudi Gazette

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