King Faisal Specialist Hospital’s cardiac center among world’s top 10% in transplant surgeries

Updated 10 February 2018
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King Faisal Specialist Hospital’s cardiac center among world’s top 10% in transplant surgeries

RIYADH: The cardiac center at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC) in the Saudi capital has entered the top 10 percent of the world’s heart centers in the number of annual transplants.
The list is based on statistics of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).
Dr. Jehad Al-Buraiki, consultant and head of the KFSHRC’s cardiology center, said that the center was able to transplant 35 hearts in 2017, including seven to children under the age of 14.
He said that the success rate was 87 percent, which is comparable to the averages of 250 heart centers in the US.
Al-Buraiki said that last year the hospital witnessed the cultivation of seven hearts for children whose health varied between myocardial infarction, weaknesses resulting from the repair of congenital heart defects and cases that could not wait for the availability of a donor and required artificial heart pumps.
He added that the heart transplant program in Al-Takhasami has a follow-up team that conducts internationally approved periodic tests for the implantation of artificial heart pumps.
He said that “heart transplants in the hospital amounted to 302 since the start of the program in 1989 until the end of 2017.”


Saudi-India Forum to discuss key business issues

The forum will see an exchange of memorandums of understandings. (SAGIA)
Updated 11 min 14 sec ago
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Saudi-India Forum to discuss key business issues

  • Nearly 400 Saudi and Indian businessmen are expected to take part

NEW DELHI: A high-powered Saudi business delegation is accompanying Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his visit to India.

Executives in major companies, senior government officials from the Saudi and Indian sides will attend the Saudi-India Forum to be held in New Delhi on Wednesday. It is being organized in cooperation with the Saudi General Investment Authority (SAGIA).

Nearly 400 Saudi and Indian businessmen are expected to take part in event that will include 10 workshops and bilateral meetings to discuss opportunities for business cooperation.

The forum will see an exchange of memorandums of understandings and handing over of licenses to private sector entities between the Saudi side and the Indian side.

There will be an overview of the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP) which is a major program of Saudi Vision 2030.

The forum will discuss Saudi Arabia's offering of financial (and non-financial) incentives and enablers to ensure sustainable development of targeted sectors and promising industries.