Your health is paramount to us
At Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor we are dedicated to ensuring that all Heart gets the attention it needs. Our first-class Cardiac Centre is staffed by some of the most skilled medical professionals in Malaysia and provides a comprehensive and caring service to remedy heart problems. Our Cardiac Care Centre is a one-stop centre that is equipped with modern technology and investigative medicine. We offer cardiac care from its early stages of detection, diagnosis, and treatment, covering adult, paediatric and neonatal cases.
Our Cardiac Centre carry out a wide range of non-invasive cardiac testing that’s overseen and reported by highly trained and experienced cardiologists. You may be able to get a same-day appointment, relieving the uncertainty of waiting for results and diagnosis and sparing the patient with any trauma. At Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor, your heart health is important to us.
SCREENING & DIAGNOSTIC
At Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor, we are fully equipped with some of the world's most advanced diagnostic tools and systems and are pleased to be able to offer our patients with the most recent cardiac testing technologies.
Undergoing a diagnostic test can be anxious and worrisome, but we want to reassure you that we would go above and beyond to guarantee your comfort in all the tests we perform. Our cardiologists are prepared to answer any queries and explain the testing procedures and results in simple language that is easy to understand.
We are committed to ensuring our patients have a positive experience from start to finish.
- Electrocardiogram ECG
In the ECG test, self-adhesive electrodes are attached to your chest which is connected to an ECG machine. The machine will record your heart's electrical activity or heartbeats. The purpose of this test is to detect irregular heartbeats or identify possible past cardiac events. This is a quick test that takes only a few minutes and is completely painless.
- Exercise Stress Test
This test measures your heart's response to physical stress from brisk walking or jogging on the treadmill.
- Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing (CPX)
This test measures your heart and respiratory response to physical stress from brisk walking or jogging on the treadmill.
- Ultrasound Tests
The ultrasound tests utilize a machine that uses sound waves to create digital images. A hand-held device and a gel-like substance are applied to the skin to obtain the images.
This test utilizes ultrasound to create a digital image of your heart. The doctors use these images to evaluate how well the heart valves and heart muscle's function. The test involves placing a gel on your skin and moving the ultrasound device over your skin.
- Stress Echocardiogram
This test is similar to an echocardiogram, except that an image of the heart at rest is compared to an image of the heart obtained after you exercise on the treadmill or exercise is simulated for a short amount of time. This test is used for patients that have electrocardiogram changes or atypical chest pain.
- Carotid Ultrasound
This test creates a digital image of the blood flow and internal condition of your carotid arteries.
- Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound
This test creates a digital image of the veins in your legs to evaluate your blood flow and the internal condition of your veins. It is often used if a blood clot or reduced blood flow is suspected.
- Lower Extremity Arterial Ultrasound
This test creates a digital image of the arteries in your legs to look at blood flow and the internal condition of your arteries. Blood pressures are also obtained from the arms and ankles to calculate what is called the “ankle-brachial index” or “ABI” to determine if the blood flow in your legs is adequate.
- Holter Monitor
Self-adhesive electrodes will be attached to your chest and torso. These electrodes are connected by wires to a small device that will record your heart's electrical activity for 24 to 48 hours. You will need to return to our centre the following day to have the device removed. This test is used to detect irregular heartbeats that have not been captured through an ECG.
- Event Recorders
Several options are available, ranging from devices that are worn for 7 to 14 days or devices that are worn for 30 days. If your doctor orders this test, you will be given instructions specific to the device that was ordered. This test is used to capture irregular heartbeats that occur infrequently.
Our cardiologists will ensure you have the best support and confidence during your tests or treatment. With a compassionate and caring medical team, we are dedicated to helping you experience an improved quality of life and ensure your journey is easy and comfortable.
- Congenital Heart Disease Surgery
Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart's structure that are usually present at birth. Once diagnosed by a specialist, minimally invasive procedures or surgery are required to repair the defects.
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
CABG is a surgical procedure used to treat coronary heart disease. It diverts blood around narrowed or clogged parts of the major arteries to improve blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart. During CABG, a healthy artery or vein from the body is connected or grafted to the blocked coronary artery.
- Coronary Angioplasty
Coronary angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention, is a procedure used to open clogged heart arteries. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon catheter that is inserted in a blocked blood vessel to help widen it and improve blood flow to the heart.
Angioplasty can improve symptoms of blocked arteries, such as chest pain and shortness of breath. Angioplasty is also often used during a heart attack to quickly open a blocked artery and reduce the amount of damage to the heart.
- Heart Stenting
Angioplasty is often combined with the placement of a small wire mesh tube called a stent. The stent helps prop the artery open, decreasing its chance of narrowing again. Most stents are coated with medication to help keep the artery open (drug-eluting stents).
- Valve Repair/Replacement
Valve repair or replacement surgery is done to correct the problems caused by one or more diseased heart valves. It is an open-heart surgery done in an operating theatre.
After any procedure, a comprehensive care plan is necessary for heart health, and we are ready to support your journey to recovery.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
Also known as cardiac rehab, is a customized outpatient program of exercise and education. The program is designed to help you improve your health and recover from a heart attack, other forms of heart disease or surgery to treat heart disease.
- Nutritional and Food Services
Our specialist dietitians work alongside other therapists as part of the multi-disciplinary team. All of our cardiac patients will be referred to one of our dietitians for a comprehensive assessment and help with setting nutritional goals. They will educate you on the proper diet to consume for a better heart health.
They will monitor your progress regularly and adapt your nutritional goals accordingly. A poor appetite, weight loss and inadequate dietary intake can often affect rehabilitation.
At Gleneagles Hospital Medini Johor, we treat the full spectrum of heart conditions. With an exceptional level of experience, knowledge and access to newer treatments, our cardiologists are able to produce better outcomes with less invasive procedures.
Some of the heart conditions we treat include:
Chest pain associated with the heart no longer receiving enough oxygenated blood. It may feel like a squeezing sensation in your chest or pain in the shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back.
- Atrial Fibrillation
A quivering or irregular heartbeat that poses a risk of blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other serious heart conditions.
- Coronary Heart Disease
When plaque builds up on the arteries that deliver blood to the heart, it causes the arteries to become narrower. This can lead to a range of symptoms that include chest pain, weakness, light-headedness, shortness of breath, or cold sweats, among others.
- Atrial Flutter
A type of heart arrhythmia, atrial flutter is a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart pump at an abnormally rapid rate, which can lead to stroke, disability, or death.
Cardiomyopathy is a disease affecting the heart muscle, typically causing the heart to become enlarged, rigid, thick, or in some cases, healthy tissue is replaced with scar tissue.
- Heart Failure
A progressive condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to keep the body healthy and is failing.
- Valvular Heart Disease
When a valve in the heart is damaged or diseased, it is termed valvular heart disease. The heart has four valves, any of which can be leaky, narrowed, unable to open properly (stenosis), unable to close properly or missing some portion of tissue.
An irregular heartbeat, whether too slow, too fast, or in an irregular rhythm, is termed “arrhythmia
- Heart Infections
Heart infections can lead to heart inflammation, damage to the heart’s inner lining, damage to the valves, damage to the membranes, or damage to the heart muscle itself.
Hypertension is high blood pressure, which, if left untreated, can lead to heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.
- Congenital Heart Conditions
Some heart conditions are present at birth and affect the way the blood flows through your heart. These conditions include a hole in the heart between the upper two chambers, between the lower two chambers, or affecting all four chambers. Valve defects may be congenital. These defects often need to be treated surgically soon after birth.
An aneurysm is a bulging section of a blood vessel. It is often caused by a weakened area where the vessel branches, and as the blood passes through the area, the pressure causes it to bulge and potentially break. An aneurysm commonly develops due to plaque build-up on the blood vessel wall or high blood pressure.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
A blood clot forms in a vein, typically in the legs. Pulmonary embolism: a blood clot lodged in an artery in the lung.