Medics save the life of Umrah pilgrim whose heart stopped for 2 minutes

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Medical staff saved the life of a pilgrim whose heart stopped beating for two minutes while performing the Umrah rituals in Mecca, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.

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The Pakistani patient suffered an aortic valve stenosis which blocked blood flow and cause their heart to stop.

They were rushed to the al-Haram Hospital at the Grand Mosque, and then transferred to Mecca’s King Abdullah Medical City.

There, medical staff diagnosed the condition using CT scans before operating on the patient – expanding the artery and placing the patient on life support.

The patient remained at the hospital until recovering to good health, SPA reported.

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