For the first time in the sultanate, the National Heart Centre at The Royal Hospital recently launched a new technique for cardiac catheter operations by using ultrasound.
Such procedures are performed by using an intravascular lithotripsy device in case of inability to dilate them by the usual lithotripsy techniques.
The ultrasound catheter operations have been carried out for two patients who were suffering from stenosis of calcified coronary arteries. Through this new technique, the medical team succeeded in breaking up the calcium inside the artery, which allowed dilating it and installing a stent successfully.
The procedure was successfully performed by a medical team headed by Dr Mohammed al Mukhaini, Dr Said Abd al Rahman and Dr Mohammed al Riyami with the assistance of technicians and nurses.
It is worth mentioning that carrying out such rare and advanced operations is part of the capacity development strategy and implementation of state-of-art global and medical systems and services in cardiovascular diseases.