The death rates resulting from severe heart attacks is down to less than two percent thanks to the national heart attack prevention program, said a Kuwait Health Ministry official on Thursday. In statements to KUNA, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health Dr. Khaled Al-Sahlawi said the program, using updated methods to prevent severe heart attacks, had contributed to the improving rates of treatment.
The treatment, taking less than 65 minutes, helped patients to overcome this health issue, said Dr. Al-Sahlawi, affirming that a detailed report showcasing the program's results will be issue soon at an international medical event to be held on 16-17 October.
Dr. Al-Sahlawi affirmed that Kuwait was eager to implement UN development goals within the health field, noting the organization's sustainable development plan for 2015-30 included items focusing on the progress of treatment for heart diseases.
The national heart attack prevention program was launched in Kuwait in 2013 at several health centers in an effort to decrease cases of heart attack in the country.