King Abdullah Complex hosts a Successful Artificial Heart Transplant Surgery

King Abdullah Complex hosts a Successful Artificial Heart Transplant Surgery

An integrated surgical team, at King Abdullah Medical Complex here, has successfully performed the first artificial heart transplant, using a modern technique that uses magnetic energy pumping through two small openings, in the chest, without the need to fully open the chest.

The health of the patient who was suffering from severe weakness, in heart functions, and had undergone an open heart and coronary artery bypass 8 months ago, did not improve and remained with weak heart functions, as they are, which necessitated the implantation of a pump supporting the left ventricle, with an artificial heart-like through surgery without full chest opening. The patient is reportedly, recovering, to do well.