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Saturday, 08 May 2021 10:29 GMT

QRCS treats scores of Syrians with heart illness in Jordan


(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) medical delegation has conducted cardiac catheterisations for Syrian refugees and Jordanian patients, concluding the organisation's medical project in Jordan.
The QR390,000 project involved four partners: Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO), Jordan University Hospital, and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Spain and the Netherlands.
Over 10 days, the medical team examined 235 Syrian and Jordanian patients with symptoms or a history of chest pain or heart problems.
A total of 64 diagnostic and 27 therapeutic catheterisations were performed, and two cases were referred for open-heart surgery.
The medical delegation consisted of three cardiovascular consultants from HMC, who were assisted by medical staff from the Jordan University Hospital.
Together with the first project in October 2017, this intervention has benefited 130 patients in Jordan, which forms part of QRCS's Medical Caravan Programme for 2018, covering 13 countries in Asia and Africa.
All society members and institutional donors in Qatar are invited to contribute to this charitable activity by donating at QRCS's headquarters (telephone: 44027700), hotlines (66644822, 66666364, or 16002), website (www.qrcs.org.qa), or email ( [email protected] ).
Solaiman, 47, was diagnosed with a blockage in the pulmonary trunk, the main pulmonary artery that carries deoxygenated blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs.
Such critical cases require immediate intervention and, if not treated in time, can lead to death.
For years, Solaiman had been using more than 10 sublingual tablets of cardiovascular drugs on a daily basis.
As the stent was inserted into the artery, the blood started to flow normally again. The procedure turned out successful, giving the poor patient a new life.
'If our only achievement was to save his life, it would be enough for us, said Dr Abdul-Rahman Orabi, the team leader.

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