The latest innovations in heart disease treatment, including revolutionary dissolvable heart stents, were presented at the Kuwait Cardiac Society Conference last week. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease is an increasingly serious health issue in Kuwait and is responsible for as many as 40 percent of all deaths in the country.
Professor Carlo Di Mario, one of Europe’s leading cardiologists, outlined a number of revolutionary techniques and therapies, including dissolvable heart stents, a pioneering practice that treats heart disease by using an implantable device that opens blocked blood vessels and then naturally dissolves in the patient’s body.
Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals in the United Kingdom is one of the first and only hospitals in the world to perform the revolutionary treatment and has, since 2013, treated over 100 patients with excellent clinical results. It works closely with hospitals, specialist medical centers and other health providers in Kuwait and across the Gulf to promote clinical excellence and exchange of international expertise.