Iranian pilgrim, 80, survives heart attack in Saudi Arabia

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A medical team at King Abdullah’s Medical City in Mecca saved the life of an 80-year-old Iranian pilgrim who suffered a heart attack soon after arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj.

The medical team quoted preliminary medical tests as revealing that the elderly man suffered from a major heart attack while at the Holly Mosque. As soon as the intial medical reports were revealed, he was immediately shifted to the operations room for a cardiac catheterization. The man had suffered the attack within hours of his arrival in the country.

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The man underwent an operation in which his left anterior artery blockage was removed. An artery stent was placed during the operation. He was then transferred to the ICU for recovery. The medical team explained that the patient has already recovered and was discharged from the hospital on Sunday.

The Iranian man expressed his gratitude to the medical team for saving his life and for the treatment he received during his stay at the hospital. He also praised Saudi Arabia’s efforts to serve the pilgrims.

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