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  • Ahmed Saleh

KFSH&RC achieves milestone with five successful Harmony TPV procedures

Riyadh, December 26, 2023, The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has successfully performed five pulmonary valve replacements using the state-of-the-art Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) procedure, according to a recent press release from the institution.

As detailed in the release, this groundbreaking medical technique offers a viable alternative to traditional open-heart surgery, marking a substantial advancement in cardiac care within the region. The success of these procedures underscores the hospital's unwavering commitment to redefining the overall patient experience by reducing recovery periods and minimizing hospital stays.

The Harmony TPV procedure, a pioneering approach in the Middle East, specifically addresses individuals with heart valve diseases and congenital heart defects that were previously deemed untreatable through conventional catheterization methods. Traditionally, patients in these categories had to undergo open-heart surgery, involving a prolonged three-month recovery period. However, with the introduction of the TPV procedure, patients aged between 12 and 34 can now be discharged within an exceptionally short period of 48 hours.

The press release emphasizes that this achievement is integral to KFSH&RC's ongoing initiatives to provide innovative healthcare solutions and position itself as a global hub for specialized healthcare. The hospital's dedication to excellence extends to enhancing patient experiences and optimizing operational efficiency, aligning with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030’s Health Sector Transformation Program.

As one of the world's leading institutions in tertiary healthcare, KFSH&RC is renowned for its contributions to medical innovations, advanced research, and education. The center actively seeks to advance medical technologies and elevate healthcare standards globally through collaboration with prominent local, regional, and international institutions, ultimately striving to achieve world-class service in the clinical, research, and educational domains.


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