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Princess Muna Centre for Cardiology records rise in cardiac catheterisations

By JT - Sep 25,2017 - Last updated at Sep 25,2017

AMMAN — Director of the Princess Muna Centre for Cardiology at King Abdullah University Hospital Imad Hijazi on Monday said there has been a significant increase in cardiac catheterisation procedures and heart surgery since the beginning of the year, with an average of 16 catheter operations performed daily, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Hijazi added that the hospital receives cases requiring urgent catheterisation around the clock in the five departments of the centre, in addition to performing paediatric catheterisation, installing heart pacemakers, receiving acute stroke patients and patients requiring artificial breathing devices.

The increase in catheterisation and cardiothoracic surgeries is attributed to the steady increase in population, high levels of cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking, he added.



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