Cardiac surgery milestone at SQU Hopsital
A medical team at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) managed to plant a valve inside a valve in the aortic and mitral Valves through a catheter. At the first of its kind surgery in the world, a small opening, less than 5 cm, was made at the chest of a pregnant woman.
The cardiac surgery team was led by Dr. Hilal bin Ali al- Sabti, CEO of the Oman Medical Specialty Board and senior consultant cardiothorathic surgery at SQUH. He was assisted by Dr Adel bin Hashim al Kindi, Dr Tariq Alam Eddin, Dr Hatim bin Ali al Lawati, Dr Nasser bin Abdullah al- Kimani and Dr Surish Chingodi. During the three-hour long surgery, the team managed to plant two new valves and end the suffering of the patient.
The operation was very sophisticated as it is the first time in the world to plant a valve inside a valve through a catheter surgically. The aortic and mitral vales of the patient, who is now pregnant, has been damaged eight years before the surgery.
This achievement is in addition to the previous achievements made by SQUH since its inception.