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Non Invasive Cardiac Lab

The Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory (NCL) at Institut Jantung Negara is an outpatient and inpatient facility that performs cardiovascular and peripheral vascular diagnostic procedures on patients known or expected of having cardiac and vascular disorders. It is one of the largest Non-Invasive investigation labs in Malaysia that was established in 1992. Most of the patients especially of outpatient are required to get an appointment to access the investigation. The NCL also entertains ad hock investigation requests from clinician especially for patients who are required early diagnosis or urgent investigation findings. The normal operating hour is from 8.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday. The NCL is also providing 24 hours on call services for certain investigations such as echocardiography, Pacemaker and implantable devices interrogation.

The Team Members

The NCL is committed to providing high quality and compassionate care to all patients. The team members that make up the Non-invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory team include:

  • Certified Cardiovascular Technologist with various sub specializations, 49 staff
  • ECG Assistants, 6 staff
  • Clerical staff, 4 staff
  • Female Attendants, 4 staff

Together they perform variety of specialized tests to be used by clinicians to facilitate in determining the best treatment options for patients. They are also involved in helping patients to have better understand what happens during their tests as well as helping to assure their comfort.

NCL Services

The services provided by the NCL including various examinations and tests designed to yield specific information to treat a variety of conditions involving the heart and vascular system. The services that are available within the hospital including:

  • Non-invasive cardiac, vascular and electrophysiology studies
  • Echocardiography
  • Advance Echocardiography (Tissue Doppler Imaging)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiography
  • Pharmacological Stress Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Stress ECG
  • Ambulatory ECG monitoring
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Event Recorder
  • Vascular ultrasound and Doppler studies
  • Ankle-Brachial Index
  • Pacemaker follow-up clinic

 

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