King Abdul Aziz Medical City a pioneer in heart disease treatment

Dr. Abdulmohsen Almusaad
Updated 09 October 2019

King Abdul Aziz Medical City a pioneer in heart disease treatment

King Abdul Aziz Medical City for Health Affairs in Riyadh recently witnessed several complex arrhythmia ablation procedures including hereditary and acquired ventricular arrhythmia, both of which have high mortality rates. 

The procedure uses radiofrequency energy (similar to microwave heat) to destroy a small area of heart tissue that is causing rapid and irregular heartbeats. 

The operations were performed under the direct supervision of Dr. Abdulmohsen Almusaad, consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at King Abdul Aziz Medical City.

“Performing such complex procedures constitutes an important strategic transformation for King Abdul Aziz Medical City in terms of the role such surgeries can play in reducing the suffering of heart patients,” said Dr. Almusaad.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today is confidently forging toward its medical renaissance, especially in the treatment of heart disease, and in this regard it is the first in the Middle East. King Abdul Aziz Medical City is exerting strenuous efforts to provide safe treatments for patients with cardiac conditions and endeavors to keep pace with the latest medical technologies in this field. Such medical achievements come at a time when the Kingdom is witnessing significant transformations in the context of its medical renaissance inspired by the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030,” he added.

The technology of the EnSite Precision Navx System (3D Mapping) for Cardiac Foci Mapping as well as other technologies such as the HD Grid Diagnostic Mapping Catheter introduced by Abbott Medical contributed to the success of all the operations hitherto performed, including those for cases of “sudden death syndrome” and Brugada syndrome, which were performed for the first time in the Middle East. World Heart Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 29 every year, was observed this year under the motto “My Heart ... Your Heart.”


16 AMC Cinemas locations to offer Dolby experience in KSA

AMC currently operates two cinema locations in Saudi Arabia.
Updated 04 August 2020

16 AMC Cinemas locations to offer Dolby experience in KSA

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. have announced that the popular Dolby Cinema experience will soon be available to moviegoers at AMC Cinemas in the Kingdom. AMC’s first Dolby Cinema is expected in Saudi Arabia by the end of 2020, and a total of 16 AMC Cinemas locations are expected to offer the Dolby experience over the next 4 years.
Dolby Cinema offers guests the complete Dolby movie experience. It is designed to consider all of the details — from the ultravivid picture of Dolby Vision, to immersive sound of Dolby Atmos and to comfortable seating.
“As AMC continues to expand its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we do so by providing best-in-class amenities to our guests, and Dolby Cinema is known around the world as one of the most exhilarating, captivating moviegoing experiences,” said John Iozzi, managing director, AMC Cinemas. “AMC and Dolby have shared great success in the US and Europe, where Dolby Cinema has quickly become incredibly popular, and we’re very eager to introduce the concept to our moviegoers in Saudi Arabia.”
Dolby Cinema features Dolby Vision, which unlocks ultravivid colors and reveals the subtle details of every scene. The result is a dramatically different viewing experience with brighter brights and darker darks, making viewers feel like they are inside the movie’s world.
Dolby Cinema also features Dolby Atmos, so guests experience movies in a whole new way with immersive sound that moves around you — even overhead and behind you — just like it does in real life. The clarity and precision of Dolby Atmos create a stunning, textured soundscape that adds layers of depth to each scene.
Guests throughout the US have enjoyed the Dolby Cinema at AMC experience for more than 5 years, as the concept first launched in 2015. Today, there are 150 Dolby Cinema locations at AMC in the US and four in Europe.
AMC currently operates two cinema locations in Saudi Arabia. The company expects to open an additional six sites by the end of 2020 and a further 14 sites in 2021.