During a complex cardiac surgery performance at Arab Health 2017, specialist surgeons from Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals (RB&HH) took to the show floor to demonstrate a procedure that provides rapid relief for those suffering Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in the Middle East.
Through this surgery, patients are able to experience a substantial improvement in quality of life and the risk of sudden cardiac arrest is reduced.
RB&HH is one of few specialist Inherited Cardiac Conditions (ICC) centres across the globe, and the procedure provides hope to patients in the Middle East with obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, an inherited heart disease, which affects as many as 1:500 people across the world.
Performed to an audience made up of show visitors, the technically demanding practise was simulated by Mr Fabio De Robertis, adult consultant cardiac and transplant surgeon at RB&HH while Dr Antonis Pantazis, consultant cardiologist at RB&HH, Lead of the Cardiomyopathy Service, talked through the procedure.
The simulation was the first time that RB&HH performed the surgery in the Middle East. The demonstration took place on the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) stand (UK Pavilion, Zabeel Hall 1, Stand Z1D30).