2004 News Story

Kingdom to research artificial heart implants

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has instructed the concerned authorities to set up the nucleus of a program aimed at implanting artificial hearts in patients suffering from cardiac problems. Dr. Hani Najm, head of cardiology at the National Guard’s King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, confirms that his medical team is planning to carry out in the near future the first operation of this kind in the Kingdom.