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Saudi Arabia to host Heart Valves Catheterization Conference

The Saudi capital, Riyadh, will host the largest conference on “heart valve catheterization” on February 24 and 25.
More than 88 speakers from all over the world are participating in the global conference in workshops presented by experts in this field, some of which are held in person, and others virtually.

 

For his part, Dr. Muhammad Al-Barqi, a professor at King Saud University and senior consultant for arterial catheterization and valves, posted a tweet on his official Twitter account, in which he said that the conference will be held in Riyadh on February 24 and 25, and there will be 16 accredited hours from the Saudi Specialties Commission.

 

Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization, cardiac catheterization, or angioplasty, is the process of inserting a tube called a catheter into the heart through a peripheral artery such as the femoral artery or the brachial artery.

 

For access to the left ventricle of the heart or to the coronary (coronary) arteries for diagnostic purposes such as injecting the left ventricle or coronary arteries with X-ray contrast material, or to insert therapeutic materials or equipment.

 

Heart catheterization was used in the past only to catheterize the chambers of the heart to measure the pressure in them, to examine the heart valves, and to measure the ability of the heart to pump blood by means of a contrast medium.

 

However, it is customary to call the description of cardiac catheterization coronary arteries catheterization, coronary artery catheterization, which aims to identify the illness of these arteries and treat them.

 

Reason for Heart catheterization

The reason for this is that most cases of angina pectoris are caused by narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries. Because ultrasound examinations of the heart (or what is called echo of the heart) are no longer necessary for this examination.

 

The operation begins with local anesthesia in the groin area and also recently in the elbow area, then a needle is injected to reach the peripheral artery such as the femoral artery or the brachial artery. The catheter is then inserted into this artery, and from there through the aorta (aorta) to the heart.

 

Upon reaching the heart, contrast material is injected, especially into the coronary arteries or into the left ventricle, or by means of a catheter, blood pressure is measured in the chambers of the heart and an ECG is recorded there. This examination enables imaging of the coronary arteries and an assessment of the extent of stenosis – if any.

 

Diagnostic Process

The catheterization process itself is considered a diagnostic process, but if it is performed to diagnose the narrowing of the coronary arteries, then in many cases the therapeutic aspect can be added by inserting the inflated balloon into these arteries and working to expand them and placing protective metal grids that prevent the return of narrowing again in these arteries.

 

This is done based on the patient’s consent in the same session or in another separate session, or cardiac catheterization, or angioplasty, is the process of inserting a tube called a catheter into the heart through a peripheral artery such as the femoral artery or the brachial artery.

 

Upon reaching the heart, contrast material is injected, especially into the coronary arteries or into the left ventricle, or by means of a catheter, blood pressure is measured in the chambers of the heart and an ECG is recorded there. This examination enables imaging of the coronary arteries and an assessment of the extent of stenosis – if any.

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