Cardiac Care for a Young, At-Risk Population in Saudi Arabia
May 26, 2014•15 min
Hosted by: Janet Wright
Guest: Mostafa Youssef
This week on Heart Matters, we'll explore the terrain of cardiovascular care in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with one of the country's leading experts, Dr. Mostafa Youssef, founding director of the Prince Salman Heart Center at King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh. It is a country with vast cultural differences compared to the Western world, and yet we find physicians in Saudi Arabia treating many of the same cardiac conditions that we see in the United States. Host Dr. Janet Wright talks with Dr. Youssef about the challenges of treating a very young population with a high incidence of risk factors and distinctive pathologies, efforts parallel to those in the U.S. to develop information technologies in health care, as well as opportunities to connect with global cardiovascular leaders to continue to improve the quality of care and health outcomes across the country.