Heart Centre

Heart Center - HEro


It is the only center for heart transplantation in the Gulf region and accredited by the Joint Commission International, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, Cardiovascular Excellence, and European Laboratory Accreditation through the European Society of Cardiology and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.
The Heart Centre has experienced doctors who specialize in by-pass surgery, invasive and noninvasive surgery, and interventional cardiology, and deal with cardiac issues of newborns and toddlers. We cater to patients suffering from hypertension, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy.
Annually we admit over 2500 inpatients in various cardiovascular conditions and perform thousands of surgeries, specialized procedures and diagnostic tests for our patients which are not done anywhere else in the Kingdom.

Scope of Service

• Adult Cardiology

• Pediatric Cardiology

• Electrophysiology

• Cardiac Surgery

• Adult Congenital Heart Disease

• Adult Outpatient Clinic

• Pediatric Outpatient Clinic

• Non-Invasive Cardiology Lab

• Cardiac Cath Lab (Invasive)


Heart Centre - Expertise

• Heart Centre is renowned worldwide for its quality in the following areas of cardiac care.

• The only center for heart transplantation in Saudi Arabia and in the Gulf States Region.

• Mechanical heart assists devices for bridge to transplant or recovery - one of the very few centers in the area.

• High-risk open-heart surgery in hemodialysis patients.

• High-risk complicated repeat congenital open-heart surgery in pediatric population.

• High-risk complicated repeat open heart surgery in adults, children and newborns.

• High-risk complicated repeat multi-valve procedures.

• Open heart surgery in patients with multiple chronic diseases.


Heart Centre Milestones:

• First arterial switch operation for complex congenital heart performed in 1986.

• First homograft implanted in 1987.

• First heart transplant was performed in 1989.

• Started Surgical (MAZE) ablation for the treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation in 2005.

• Establishment of the Congenital Heart Defects Registry (CHDR)

• Introduced 3D Echocardiography in cardiac clinical practice.

• Introduced new diagnostic contrast agent for enhancement during the echocardiography.

• Established routine use of radial artery conduit during coronary bypass.

• Established minimally invasive endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting during coronary bypass.

• Successfully performed open heart/VSD closure as a hybrid procedure in the operating room

• Introduced Transcutaneous Fontan procedure for complex congenital heart disease.

• Introduced biventricular pacing for treatment of congestive heart disease.

• Introduced Cardiostim Flowmeter to measure coronary graft flows during coronary bypass.




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