The Adventist Heart 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.

We provide 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. Penang Adventist Hospital was among the first hospital to execute open heart surgery in Northern Malaysia, and established Cardiac Catheterization laboratory and Laser Heart Surgery-Trans Myocardial Revascularization (TMR) in Northern Malaysia.

Services

  • 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
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Insertion
  • Coronary bypass surgery (CABG) - on pump / off pump, Endoscopic vein harvesting, minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS CABG)
  • Transcathetec aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Coronary heart valve repair
  • Coronary heart valve replacement
  • Paediatric open and close heart surgery
  • Laser heart surgery (LTMR)
  • Lung and bronchial surgery
  • Electrophysiology studies + Radiofrequency ablation (EPS + RFA)
  • 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
  • 6 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 Adult Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • 6 Anaesthesiologists
  • 2 Perfusionists
  • 3 Surgical teams on standby 24-hours
  • 4 Cardiologists + Internal Medicine and 1 Cardiologist + Electrophysiologist
  • 1 Paediatric Cardiologists
  • 1 Vascular Surgeon

Contact Info

Please make appointment 2 weeks ahead to avoid disappointment

Location Adventist Heart Centre
Consultation Hours Monday-Thursday : 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday&Sunday : 8:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday : (closed)
Lunch hour : 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Telephone +604 222 7360
+604 222 7413
+604 222 7423
Email heartcentre@pah.com.my

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