Al-Marsad newspaper: The Ministry of Health revealed that the medical staff at the Heart Center in King Abdullah Medical City in the holy capital were able, thanks to God, to save the life of the head of the Iranian medical mission during the Hajj season, Muhammad Reza Gholamreza Refatiani, after he suffered a heart attack while performing the Hajj rituals.
The ministry said that Rifati, who is 60 years old, and did not suffer from chronic diseases, felt chest pains while working with the medical mission, and as a result he was transferred to Ajyad Hospital, and then to King Abdullah Medical City as a life-saving case, where he was subjected to Doctors for a first angioplasty successfully open the posterior left coronary artery, which has been widened and stented.
After the doctors noticed that Rifati’s pain persisted, he was subjected to a second catheterization process to expand the left anterior coronary, remove the stenosis, and place a stent using the latest advanced technology represented by video technology for coronary arteries.
For his part, Refati thanked the Saudi medical staff who oversaw his treatment, praising the quality of medical services provided to pilgrims and the level of health care he received in various stages of treatment, including catheterization and stent placement. Rifaati was discharged from the hospital after his health condition improved.