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The National Heart Center Achievements

The National Heart Center Achievements

The National Heart Center Achievements


The Royal hospital issued the statistics regarding the catherters performed in the hospital, which indicate that the number of diagnostic and therapeutic catheters reached 6246 by 20 catheter a day, with a high successful percentage and low side effects parallel to the medically advanced countries. The figures show 123% increase compared to those performed in 2010. 

The statistics furthermore indicate that the National Heart Center achieved an outstanding accomplishment in the average of catheter waiting list where the waiting for the cases categorized not urgent ranged between two to four weeks.

The statistics conclude that the achievement was associated with the opening of the RH National Heart Center (NHC) on 13 December 2015. The Center experienced a growing surge in the field of medical devices and equipment used in the field of cardiovascular diseases, number of admission beds, along with the increase of number of operation theaters from two to five theaters. 

Moreover, the NHC received a recognition from the international community that lead to its participation in the International Heart Conference in Rome as well as in the Congenital and Structural Interventions (CSI) conference through demonstrating complex live cases whereby it highlights the technical capability of Oman in this frontier area of medical care.

Since its opening in 2015, the NHC launched several high profile most advanced catheters on the international level significantly are pediatric catheter ablation, Radiofrequency ablation catheter, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation (TPVI), in addition to 3D heart print technique. 

furthermore, the classification of cardiac catheters appointments at the NHC is consistent with the internationally recognized standards. Urgent cases are immediately admitted to the catheter room for necessary therapeutic procedures, mild cases are given a relatively near diagnostic or therapeutic appointment, whereas routine cases are given appointment as available. Notably, the cardiac catheter at the NHC is 24 hours functioning.

Catheter involves the insertion of a thin flexible tube via hand or thigh, passes through the heart and aiming at managing diagnostics procedures or interventional therapy.

These successive achievements of the National Heart Center are the result of one- team spirit that illustrates the humanitarian responsibility towards patients, and above all is keeping in pace with the international latest techniques and equipment utilized in this field. A key element of the achievements lays in the vigorous development of the skills and professional performance of the health staff through participating in the periodic theoretical and practical courses. 



Number of Catheters