Hospital In Focus: National Heart Institute of Malaysia

Written by ClinicTrip on November 12, 2018

3.7 Million Patients Treated Since Inception

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Heart disease is on the rise around the world and getting prompt and cost effective treatment to overcome this chronic health condition is more important than ever. Proper treatment helps to improve circulation, reduce chest pain, and prevent stroke or heart failure. While lifestyle factors play an important role in heart health, medical treatment may be important to consider for those with serious conditions. At the very least, a heart health screening can assess if there are risks to one’s heart health in the future.

For international patients who can’t receive the heart care they desire or find affordable treatment locally, the National Heart Institute of Malaysia or IJN (Institut Jantung Negara) in Kuala Lumpur is an excellent option to consider. Previously part of Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, IJN was founded in 1992, has treated 3.7 million patients to date, and is a leading heart hospital in the region. It received the Top International Specialist Center on the Year in 2018 by industry journals.

IJN is accredited by the Joint Commission International and offers a full range of cardiac services including several health screening packages. These options can be viewed on their website here: https://www.ijn.com.my/health-and-wellness/

IJN is expanding to several locations across Malaysia and is increasing its footprint in Kuala Lumpur with a new building with 120 beds finishing in 2019. It has also treated the nation’s Prime Minister who has praised the quality of treatment (http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/11/03/medical-tourism-will-help-boost-economy-mahathir).

IJN is easy to access since it is located in the city center not far from the KLCC area. The hospital provides services to international patients as explained on their website here: https://www.ijn.com.my/patient-care/international-patient-centre-2/

This video demonstrates the admission process for new patients.

Patient Admission Video

Learn more about IJN from their website: https://www.ijn.com.my