Today, Wednesday, a team of surgeons at the Heart Hospital of the Hamad Medical Corporation of Qatar succeeded in conducting an open heart operation for a patient infected with the virus (Corona Novel – Covid 19).
The head of the cardiothoracic surgery department at the hospital, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi, said in a press statement that the patient (a 43-year-old resident) had suffered from chest pain for a week before going to the hospital seeking health care.


He added that, upon detection, he was suffering from a confirmed infection with the virus and blockage of the three main arteries in the heart, which necessitated an open heart operation as soon as possible, as well as taking appropriate medical measures to ensure the stability of the patient’s condition.


He stressed that the condition of the patient who is now going through a convalescence period under the supervision of doctors in the hospital is an incentive for each patient suffering from symptoms of heart disease because of the lack of delay in seeking medical care or delaying it for fear of exposure to infection (Corona) virus