Clinical Milestone

A history of excellence

CLINICAL MILESTONE

2024

  • Performs MitraClip and TriClip Procedure on 100th patient
  • Performed two successful heart transplants on patients aged 18 and 20 years old.

2023

  • First in Malaysia – Use Pulsecath iVAC 2L, a temporary mechanical circulatory device for Heart Failure patients undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • First in Malaysia – Perform TriClip procedure for patients suffering leaky heart valve
  • First in Malaysia – Implant the latest generation of Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVI) – Navitor

2021- 2022

  • First in Malaysia Introduce Intravascular Litotripsy to treat severe calcify atherosclerosis (2021)
  • First in Asia Covered Endovascular Reconstruction of Aortic Bifurcation (CERAB) procedure with CO2 angiogram (2021)
  • First in Malaysia Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) with CO2 angiogam (2021)
  • First in Asia – Introduce Tricvalve Transcatheter Bicaval Valves System (Bioprosthesis) (2021)
  • First in Malaysia Complex electrophysiology procedure using the Ensite X EP system (2022)
  • First in ASEAN Introduce POLARx™ Cryoablation Sytem (2022)
  • First Medical Institution in South East Asia to treat 100 patients with Micra AV (2022)
  • First in Malaysia to implant Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Melody (TPV) to treat obstructed Pulmonary Valve or conduit in patients with Congenital Heart Disease (2022)

2016 - 2020

  • First in Asia Pacific – Implant Bio-absorbable Pulmonary Valve Conduit (PVC) (2016)
  • First in Malaysia – Total Aorta Replacement Surgery (2017)
  • First-in-man Trial (Asia Pacific) – MicraTranscatheter Pacing System And To Implant Investigational Attain Stability™ Quad MRI Surescan™ Left Heart Lead (2018)
  • First in Asia – Peripheral Atrial Disease Procedure With Vascuflex Multi-Loc Device (2018)
  • First in Malaysia – Implant Dual Chamber Pacemaker System in a Pregnant Patient Using Non-fluoroscopic Imaging (2018)
  • First in Malaysia – Arterial Switch Operation on 3- month Old Baby (Conjoined Twin) (2019)
  • First In Asia – Implant Micra AV Pacemaker (2020)

2011 - 2015

  • Introduced Mitraclip non surgical repair for leaking mitral valve (2011)
  • First in ASEAN - Implantation of Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds (2011)
  • The New Occlutech ® PDA Occluder : Initial Human Experience (2011)
  • Introduction of Heartware (2011)
  • First in Asia - Transcatheter Renal Denervation in Asia (2011)
  • First in Asia - Sutureless Aortic Valve Prosthesis (2012)
  • First in Asia - Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device (2013)
  • First in Asia Pacific - Implant of MICRA Transcatheter Pacing System (2014)
  • First-in-man (World) - Implant of the VenTouch Ventricular Reshaping Device (2014)
  • First in Malaysia - Implant the latest S-ICD® System (2014)

2008 - 2010

  • First in Malaysia - Minimally Invasive Procedure to Repair Congenital Chest Deformity (2008)
  • First in Malaysia - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) (2009)
  • First in Malaysia - Minimally Invasive Lobectomy for Lung Disease (2009)
  • First in Malaysia - Implant the Watchman for AF patients (2010)
  • First in Malaysia - Non irradiating Cardiac Magnetic Resonance System (2010)
  • Introduced Heartmate II (2010)

2005 - 2007

  • First in ASIA - Implanted 1st Thoratec IVAD Mechanical Heart System (2005)
  • First in Malaysia - Single Lung Transplant (2005)
  • First in Asia & Australasia - Video Assisted Thoroscopic Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (2006)
  • First in Malaysia - Heart and Lung Transplant
  • Total corrective cardiac surgery on smallest baby weighing 2.3kg
  • First in Malaysia - Sequential Double Heart Transplant (within 24 hours)
  • First in Malaysia - Implant Breathing Pacemaker for patients on Ventilator

2002 - 2004

  • Introduced Stentless Aortic Valve Replacement (2001)
  • First in Malaysia - Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (2001)
  • Introduced Drug Eluting Stents (2002)
  • First in ASEAN - Myocardial Stem Cell Transplant in ASEAN (2003)
  • First in Malaysia - Endoscopic Harvest of Saphenous Vein and Radial Artery Conduit for Coronary Artery Bypass (2003)
  • First in ASEAN - Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting on an Awake Patient (2004)
  • Transcatheter Ventricular Septal Defect Occlusion (2004)
  • Periventricular off - pump VSD closure with Amplatzer device under fluoroscopy (2004)

1998 - 1999

  • First in Malaysia - Transradial Intervention (1998)
  • Established Homograft Bank (1998)
  • Established Integrated Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit (1999)
  • First Percutaneous Carotid Stenting (1999)
  • First in Malaysia - Advanced Non - contact Mapping System Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation (1999)
  • First in Malaysia Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (1999)
  • Introduced Emboli Protection Device (1999)

1997

  • First in ASEAN - Transcatheter Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Occlusion
  • First in Malaysia - Heart Transplant
  • First in ASEAN - Transcatheter Amplatzer Duct Occluder (ADO)
  • First in Malaysia - Iliac Stenting Percutaneous Transcatheter Closure of ASD And PDA With Amplatzer Duct Occlude
  • First in Malaysia - Transradial Coronary Angiogram
  • First in Malaysia - Renal Stenting

1992 - 1996

  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Pulmonary Atresia (1992)
  • Established Balloon Dilation for Valvular Aortic Stenosis (1992)
  • First in Malaysia - Closure Of PDA Case With Coils (1993)
  • Use Homograft For More Complex Congenital Heart Surgeries (1993)
  • Coil Embolism of Coronary Fistula (1994)
  • First in Malaysia - Renal Angioplasty (1995)
  • First in Malaysia - Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) (1996)