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Open Heart Surgery in Malaysia

Hospitals and medical centers in Malaysia performing Open Heart Surgery.
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KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital

A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.

Listed cardiac surgeon:

Dr. Mohd Fikri Abdullah

Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Procedure Prices

Open Heart Surgery

upon request

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

Listed cardiac surgeons:

Dr. Ghandhiraj Somasundram

Coronary artery surgery, valve repairs, Aortic surgery, Lung Tumours

Dr. Lim Yew Cheng

Heart, lung cardio Vascular, Vascular cartography/Vascular (blood vessel)


Procedure Prices

Open Heart Surgery

upon request

IJN - National Heart Institute

IJN Heart Institute is an integrated one-stop centre offering comprehensive cardiac services ranging from executive screening programs to open heart surgery.

28 listed cardiac surgeons:

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Dr. Rosli Mohd Ali



Procedure Prices

Open Heart Surgery

upon request

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About Open Heart Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Open Heart Surgery?
Open heart surgery is a procedure that involves opening the walls of the chest, and performing surgery on the heart muscles, arteries or other related structures.

What are the different types of Open Heart Surgery treatment?
The most popular type of heart surgery is coronary artery bypass grafting or CABG as it is commonly known. During a CABG procedure, surgeons use healthy veins obtained from another part of the body to, go around blocked arteries.

Other types of open-heart surgery usually performed by specialists include:
repair of the heart valves that control blood flow through the heart's chambers and heart transplant.

Duration of procedure/surgery : Generally between 3 to 5 hours.

Days admitted : Naturally, your stay in hospital will vary, depending on the post-operative condition of your heart. However, in normal cases, a hospital stay of up to 4 days or longer can be expected.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : A period of 6 to 12 weeks is need for recovery. Whilst you're in hospital, doctors and nurses will keep a close check on your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and also the incision area for any abnormal signs.

Risks : Heart surgery is not without its risks, and these can include the following: - Infection, fever, and even swelling - Bleeding. - Irregular heartbeats - Difficulties focusing or thinking clearly. - A reaction to the medication used to put you to sleep whilst the procedure is being performed - Damage to tissues in the heart, kidneys, and lungs. Death. Generally, the risks of an open heart procedure increases for people who: - Are older over 70 - Have had multiple heart surgeries - Suffer from conditions such as high pressure, diabetes, kidney disease and lung disease.

After care : After your surgery, aftercare may include regular checkups with your doctor. You may need to make diet and lifestyle changes and take various medicines to assist you to remain healthy. You doctor may recommend that you join a cardiac rehabilitation program. Cardiac rehabilitation normally includes counseling, education, and exercise training to help you recover.

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