German Pilgrim Has a Heart Attack Saudi Health Authorities Save Him
KSA: The Saudi Press Agency said on Saturday that doctors
in Makkah were able to save the life of a
German pilgrim who had a heart attack.
The Cardiac Center at King Abdullah Medical City
was able to control the heartbeat by
putting in capsule endoscopy.
The Ministry of Health said that KAMC started giving
out the capsule a few years ago to treat
heart problems that needed it to be put in.
It said that a cardiac catheter was used to put the
small wireless capsule into the vein by the
center’s cardiac catheterization and pacemaker team.
The capsule endoscopy works to control the heartbeat
and keep it from slowing down,
which could lead to a heart attack.
A 54-year-old Syrian pilgrim who had a heart attack
on Friday was also saved by the medical staff at KAMC.
After having coronary angioplasty and a stent put in,
he got better and went back to his Hajj rituals.
On Thursday, the Health Ministry confirmed that KAMC
medical teams had saved the life of a Nigerian pilgrim
in his thirties who was having severe
heart palpitations and a sharp drop in blood pressure
that led to cardiac arrest.
This is a rare and serious case.
After his heart stopped beating,
emergency teams brought it back to life,
and an operation done right away to treat his condition.
He was also able to finish
the rest of the Hajj.