Cardiology Laboratory Unit

Cardiology Laboratory Unit serves quality teaching and learning services, research and cardiovascular treatments in line with the vision and mission of University Malaya Medical Centre. 

1. Cardiology Lab (Non-Invasive):

1.1 Echocardiography
a. Transthoracic (TTE)
b. Transoesophageal (TEE)
c. Intraoperative
d. Dobutamine stress (DSE)
e. 3 Dimensional (3D Echocardiography)

1.2 ECG (Electrocardiogram)
a. Standard 12-lead ECG
b. Treadmill stress ECG
c. 24-hour ambulatory ECG
d. 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
e. Rhythm card (event recorder)
f. King of Hearts (loop recorder)

1.3 Respiratory Function Tests
a. Spirometry
b. Lung volume
c. Carbon monoxide diffusion

1.4 Pacemaker clinic
a. Follow-up and programming

2. Invasive Cardio Lab (ICL)

2.1 Left and right heart catheterisation

2.2 Angiography
a. Coronary
b. Renal
c. Iliac and peripheral

2.3 Intra-vascular imaging
a. Intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS)
b. Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT)

2.4 Electrophysiology study

2.5 Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting which includes:
a. High-risk cases including Rescue PCI and Cardiogenic shock
b. Primary PCI service for ST elevation myocardial infarction
c. Complex cases (bifurcations, chronic total occlusions, left main stem PCI)
d. High risk patient (chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and patients with other comobilities ).
e. Bioresorbable scaffold
f. Drug eluting balloon

2.6 Rotational atherectomy

2.7 Angioplasty and stenting for peripheral vascular disease

2.8 Balloon Valvuloplasty for aortic, pulmonary and mitral valve stenosis

2.9 Intracardiac device implantation
a. Single chamber pacemaker
b. Dual chamber pacemaker
c. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
d. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (Biventricular pacemaker)

2.10 Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure using
a. Coil device
b. Amplatz ductal occluder

2.11 Atrial septal defect (ASD) closure using Amplatz septal occluder

2.12 Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

2.13 Use of intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) for life support and high risk angioplasty

2.14 Coil embolisation for fistula

2.15 Endovascular Stenting of Aorta for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

2.16 Electrophysiological (EP) Study and Radiofrequency Ablation

2.17 Renal Denervation

2.18 Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT)

2.19 Functional Flow Reserve (FFR) assessment

3. Non-Invasive Therapeutic Treatment:

3.1 Extracorporeal Shockwaves Myocardial Revascularization (ESMR)

4. Cardiology Ward (4U/CCU/ICW Ward)

4.1 Cardiology wards are equipped for intensive care services to cater patients from in and out of UMMC, patients referred from government and private hospitals in Klang Valley area who requires invasive cardiology procedures and treatments.

4.2 Teaching Programs.


The World Heart Day celebrated at UMMC''s level was officiated by YAB Dato'' Sri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, the Deputy Prime Ministerof Malaysia on 21st November 2018.

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  • Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya,
    Lembah Pantai, 59100,
    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


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    Fax : 03-79492030