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National Heart Centre organizes 1st Perfusion Symposium in Oman

National Heart Centre organizes 1st Perfusion Symposium in Oman

National Heart Centre organizes 1st Perfusion Symposium in Oman


The Royal Hospital, represented by the National Center for Cardiac Surgery (the Perfusion Team in coordination with the Training & Professional Development Department), organized on Saturday the first seminar on Cardiovascular Perfusion, in the presence of Dr. Maher Bin Jaafar Al Bahrani, Assistant Director General of Para Medical Affairs and with the participation of a variety of medical staff at the main conference hall of the Center.

The seminar began with a visual presentation of the Department of Cardiac Surgery, followed a Welcome Speech by Dr. Faiza Bint Abdullah Al Kindi, Assistant Director General at the National Herat Center, which stressed on the importance of such scientific seminars. After that Dr. Madan Madali, Senior Consultant of Anaesthesia, gave a speech in which he spoke about the importance of the work of Perfusion on the results of cardiac surgery.

The seminar aimed at introducing the tasks of Perfusion team and discussing the latest developments in this field. It included 15 working papers on several topics discussed through three aspects, including the surgical perspective, the anesthetic perspective and Perfusion Perspective. A number of speakers from different Heart Centers from Oman and abroad, along with the National Heart Center, the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and LivaNova International Medical Company participated in the seminar.

It is worth mentioning that the National Heart Center performed more than 600 open heart surgeries annually for all age groups. The Center also held a workshop last September in cooperation with various international organizations to reduce the waiting list for children's operations.

Abdul Rahim bin Saud Al-Rawahi, heart perfusion specialist emphasized the importance of the seminar because of its great impact in advancing the course of heart surgery and related specialties, which is reflected positively on the quality of service provided to the cardiac patients.