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28 February 2024

AQH performs first cardiac catheterization using the GENTUITY

By Emirates24/7

The team of doctors at Al Qassimi Hospital (AQH), under the umbrella of the Emirates Health Services (EHS), has recently succeeded in conducting the first cardiac catheterisation operation using the “GENTUITY” device, which is considered the latest device compared to the other generation that is currently being used, as the modern device can scan more than 100 cells mm of coronary arteries in less than a second.
The device, which is based on the scanning mechanism, evaluates the coronary arteries in terms of cholesterol, calcium, and tissues, and reads the extent of the susceptibility of these tissues to heart attacks in the future, as the device was used to perform the catheterisation of a 50-year-old woman.

In detail, the patient was admitted to the hospital suffering from angina pectoris, and after conducting the necessary examinations, it was found that there were atherosclerosis in the arteries, which required immediate surgical intervention using a modern device that covers an area ranging between 1.3 mm and 6 mm to remove coronary atherosclerosis.

Dr. Aref Al Nouriani, General Manager of Al Qassimi Hospital, confirmed that the device used is very accurate and capable of scanning tiny coronary capillaries and detecting atherosclerosis in them, expressing his pride in this achievement, which is added to the hospital records. He also expressed his thanks to the EHS for its constant support of the hospital.

He added that the value and importance of the device lies in its ability to early detect sclerosis in the most delicate coronary capillaries, as well as its speed compared to the previous generation that is being used so far, which contributes to speeding up surgical interventions, performing accurate catheterisations and successfully removing sclerosis in patients.

Dr. Essam Al Zarooni, Executive Director of the Medical Services Sector at the EHS, explained that the corporation continues its strategies to support its health facilities with the latest medical technology, in line with the country's directions and projects towards providing the highest standards of digital and health care services that rely on intelligence. He pointed out that Al Qassimi Hospital has become a medical edifice known for its achievements at the local and regional levels.

It is noteworthy that the Al Qassimi Hospital of the Emirates Health Services has performed, over the past few years, many delicate surgeries that placed it among the ranks of international hospitals, and it was also the first hospital provided by the Corporation with medical robots that are used in delicate surgeries.