The National Saudi Arabian Heart Health Initiative

In keeping with goals of Vision 2030 and the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Maryam Qasser, Dr. Jeffrey Fine, and a team of Saudi Arabian and Internationally recognized cardiologists, have customized and launched a national "early detection program" to reduce the clinical and economic impact of heart disease in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

The King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam will serve as the National hub working with International Cardiology Consultants to implement the "Saudi Arabian National Heart Health Program" at participating hospitals across the country and collect and report clinical and economic outcomes data to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance.

Customizing the National Heart Health Program used in the United States and 13 other countries, leading cardiologists have developed a low cost, evidence based, and guideline supported Early CAD Detection Program. This program identifies CAD BEFORE the 1st symptoms, which for 50% of Saudi Arabian citizens are heart attack or death.

The Saudi Arabian National Heart Health Program establishes guideline based utilization of coronary artery calcium scoring to enable reclassification of "at risk" patients to improve medical management, reduce heart attacks, and avoid preventable deaths while lowering healthcare costs of the Kingdom.

King Fahad Specialist Hospital officially launched the program in May of
2018 and we are now accepting registration from other hospitals wishing
to collaborate and participate in this national cardiovascular clinical and
scientific initiative.

More than 15 sites have already started the application process.

For Additional Details or to Join:

Drjfine@Nationalhearthealth.org



  
Heart Health Program Clinical Outcomes  (250,121 patients)
The Heart Health Program worldwide identified 155,149 individuals (62%) with asymptomatic CAD at our 103 Member Sites over the past 4 years.

Conversely, 94,972 (38%) were re-classified as "Low Risk" as a result of a zero calcium score.

Over 18% (1 of 6 tested) of asymptomatic individuals classified as "Intermediate Risk" by risk algorithm were re-classified to "High Risk" with "occlusive CAD", and 4% of individuals (1 of 28 tested) had scores over 1000, and critical/life threatening stenosis. Many of these patients went for surgical intervention due to imminent risk of a major cardiac event.

Journal of American College of Cardiology; 2016.


Program Impact
Hospitals and imaging centers, worldwide average <1 patient/day for Calcium Scoring procedures.

Heart Health Program sites average >8/day (+800%) with many metropolitan sites performing 15+/day because of of our comprehensive training for medical providers.

Science suggests that progression of CAD can be stopped and cardiac events avoided if the large "Intermedite Risk" population is tested as suggested by the Medical Guidelines and Professional Societies. This is a cost effective method of changing the paradigm of heart disease in the Kingdom.

* Contact us today to learn more and join the rapidly growing number of sites participing in the Saudi Arabian National Heart Health Program:

Drjfine@Nationalhearthealth.org