Dr. Balgaith pointed out that the workshop will contain many scientific lectures about this technique, new medical technology and how to deal with the difficulties in cardiac catheterization.
There will also be a live broadcast from the operating rooms to the lectureshall as well as practical training for the first time in the Kingdom on new machines which will enhance the experience of the doctors, technicians and nursing staff in the future use of cardiac catheterization.
Dr. Balghait stated that this new method in cardiac catheterization has many benefits as it reduces bleeding problems, which happen in the thigh, also it is more comfortable for the patient who can leave the hospital two hours after the surgery. Furthermore, the patient can eat and drink in about an hour after the surgery. Thus, it reduces the number of hours that the patient spends in the hospital, which will make more beds available for heart patients.
This workshop is the second since last year’s where Professor Stephen Hoffman had expressed his admiration of the level that Saudi medicine had reached and the advanced medical equipment in KAMC.