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Heart & Vascular Centre

Having provided services to patients from Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Europe and the Philippines, we are aware that future needs and expectations will increase.

The Adventist Heart and Vascular Centre has been set up with the purpose of meeting the needs of an ever increasing number of adults and children with heart and vascular problems. These members of the community require care and assistance either for a new lease of life or to improve their quality of life.

Specially trained teams are dedicated for surgery, intensive care, outpatient and inpatient care. The centre has specially trained personnel for cardiac catheterization, emergency management and rehabilitation.

It will be the centre for cardiac services for all ages - from newborns to the elderly. The centre has consultation connections to Loma Linda University and Medical Centre, Florida Heart Institute, and Washington Adventist Hospital.

Penang Adventist Hospital does over 550 heart surgeries a year.


  • 24-hour cardiology service
  • 24-hour cardiac surgery
  • 24-hour chest pain centre
  • 24-hour Holter monitoring
  • Cardiac evaluation
  • Adult and paediatric diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Temporary and permanent pacemaker insertion
  • Coronary bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Coronary heart valve repair
  • Coronary heart valve replacement
  • Paediatric open and close heart surgery
  • Laser heart surgery (LTMR)
  • Lung and bronchial surgery
  • Electrophysiology studies
  • Management of varicose veins, leg swellings and ulcers, acute or chronic ischaemic limbs, abdominal aortic aneursyms, carotid artery diseases, and lymphatic complications
  • Vascular reconstruction for diabetic foot
  • Repair of arterial trauma
  • Endovascular procedures: angioplasties and stenting, insertion of vena cava filters
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Venous access procedures: arteriovenous fistula for dialysis, insertion of Hickman line, tunnelled central line, insertion of portacath and vasoport unit
  • Angioplasties and stenting of stenotic fistulas or subclavian veins
  • Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation program
  • Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program
  • Support group (Mended Hearts)
  • Programs supported by physician, nurse educator, dietitian and physiotherapist

Equipment and Staff Support

  • 1 Aortic Balloon Pump
  • 3 Echo units that allow Transesopageal Echocardiography
  • 2 Heart Lung machines and 1 backup centrifugal pump to backup emergency heart surgery
  • 1 Eclipse LTMR machine
  • 2 Angiogram suites (1 GE Biplane machine that allows paediatric interventional work)
  • 1 GE C-Arm that can be used for vascular procedures and angiograms - 3 angiograms can be done simultaneously
  • 1 Electromedic Cell saver for blood recovery in complicated surgeries
  • 10 Intensive Cardiac Care beds well-equipped with HP monitors for invasive and non-invasive monitoring
  • 5 modern fully equipped HEPA filtered Operation Theatres built to American standards
  • Electrophysiology laboratory
  • Doppler (ultrasound)
  • Photoplethysmography, plethysomography
  • Duplex scan (ultrasound colour system)
  • Specially trained surgical teams to cover three open and closed heart surgeries simultaneously
  • Specially trained Intensive Care nurses to support the cardiac and vascular cases
  • Cardiac trained nursing personnel in OR and ICU

Panel of Professionals

  • 2 Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • 4 Anaesthesiologists
  • 2 Perfusionists
  • 3 Surgical teams on standby 24-hours
  • 6 Cardiologists for adults (4 supporting from outside the hospital)
  • 2 Paediatric Cardiologists
  • 1 Vascular Surgeon

A Number of Firsts

  • Open heart surgery in Northern Malaysia
  • Cardiac Catheterization laboratory in Northern Malaysia
  • Laser Heart Surgery-Trans Myocardial Revascularization (TMR) in Malaysia
  • Paediatric closed and open heart surgery in Northern Malaysia


For further information, kindly contact:

Adventist Heart & Vascular Centre
Tel: (+604) 222 7360 / 7346