Coronary Angiogram

What is angiography? Coronary angiography is a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to find out if there is a blockage in a coronary artery.It is one of the cardiac catheterization procedures that can be done to the heart to diagnose and treat some heart conditions. Purpose of test why it’s done? A coronary angiogram is …

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What is a heart attack? A heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction, is a form of acute coronary syndrome. It happens when the heart doesn’t receive enough blood. There are three types of heart attacks: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) coronary spasm, or unstable angina What is STEMI …

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Bifurcation Blockage

What is bifurcation blockage of the heart? A bifurcation blockage or bifurcation lesion is narrowing or stenosis in a major coronary artery and an adjacent side-branch vessel of the heart. When does a bifurcation blockage happen? As a result of some alterations in blood flow, plaque and fatty build-up are more likely to form at …

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Cardiac Catheterization

What is cardiac catheterization? Cardiac catheterization, commonly referred to as cardiac cath or heart catheterization, is a medical procedure that is used to detect and treat certain heart diseases. It allows doctors to examine the heart in detail to detect abnormalities and perform other tests or operations by inserting a thin, flexible tube (catheter) into …

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Percutaneous Cardiac Intervention

What is percutaneous coronary intervention? percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as coronary angioplasty, is a non-surgical procedure used to treat obstructive coronary artery diseases, such as unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction (MI), and multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD). This technique is used to open blocked heart arteries. Angioplasty is a procedure that involves inserting …

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Coronary Artery Disease

What is coronary artery disease? Coronary artery disease is a very common type of heartdisease, it is the most common heart disease in the US.Coronary heart disease can develop because of damaged ordiseased blood vessels that supply the heart withblood,nutrients and oxygen.The main causes of CAD is the cholesterol-containing plaquesin the coronary artery and the …

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Atrial Fibrillation

Overview Atrial fibrillation is a kind of arrhythmia in which the atria beatirregularly out of rhythm with the ventricles and the heart ratecan vary from 100 to 175 bpm. This may cause blood clots inthe heart and raise the chances of having a stroke, heartfailure, or other heart-related issues. AFib may beasymptomatic in many patients, …

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Acute Myocardial Infarction

What is acute myocardial infarction? Acute myocardial infarction, also known as heart attack, ismyocardial necrosis caused by an immediate occlusion of acoronary artery. The occlusion happens when the blood supplyto the heart is blocked. The most common cause of theblockage is the accumulation of fat, cholesterol, and otherchemical substances in the arteries that supply the …

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Fawaz Almutairi

Saudi Arabia

Fawaz Portrait GIS president


President, Gulf Intervention Society

Interventional Cardiologists

National Guard Hospital

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Shehab

United Arab Emirates

shehab portrait vice president GIS


Vice President, Gulf Intervention Society

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Chairman of Education, EMA 

Editor Chief New Emirates Medical Journal 

Alain, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Khalid Bin Thani



Treasurer, Gulf Intervention Society

Head of Scientific Committee, GIS Conference

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Bahrain Specialist Hospital Manama, Bahrain
Khalid Bin Thani GIS

Mousa Akbar



General Secretary, Gulf Intervention Society

Head of Cardiology Unit, Al Sabah Hospital

Kuwait City, Kuwait

mousa Akbar GIS