Institut Jantung Negara, Malaysia

Last updated: 25.08.2014

IJN Logo - Colour CodesInstitut Jantung Negara (IJN) was established in 1992, as a cardiovascular and thoracic center. It has always tried to keep abreast with current advances and benchmarked with internationally acclaimed, established, advanced centers.

It has kept itself of international standards in quality in healthcare, presently accredited Joint Commission International JCI, Malaysian Society for Quality in Healthcare MSQH 3rd edition 2008 and ISO 9001:2008.

In our attempts to keep abreast with advances in cardiovascular and thoracic medicine, some of the recent procedures, surgeries, services, program are illustrated below:

  1. Catheter-based Mitral Valve Repair with the MITRACLIP
  2. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation TAVI
  3. Catheter-based Renal Artery Denervation
  4. Left Atrial Appendage Occluder, WATCHMAN device
  5. Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold
  6. Dedicated Bifurcation Drug-eluting stent, Axxess stent
  7. Endovascular Repair of Aortic Conditions: EVAR, TEVAR
  8. Organ Transplantation and Mechanical Heart
  9. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve repair and Replacement
  10. Minimally Invasive Repair of Chest Wall Deformities
  11. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging CMR
  12. Foetal Echocardiogram
  13. 3D Echocardiogram and TEE-guided Procedure and Surgery
  14. Sutureless Valve Surgery
  15. Left Ventricular Partitioning with percutaneous PARACHUTE Device


  1. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR and Paediatric Advanced Life Support PALS
  2. Research Laboratories
  3. GrownUp Congenital Heart Disease GUCH
  4. Paediatric Cardiac Centre PCC
  5. Cardio Fitness Programme
  6. IJN Quit Smoking Clinic
  7. IJN internationally accredited Dietetics & Food Services

Catheter-based Mitral Valve Repair with the MITRACLIP

Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a condition whereby the mitral valve leaks. As a result, a significant volume of blood is pushed backward into the left atrium. Left unattended, mitral regurgitation can lead to progressive enlargement of the heart and will lead to heart failure. Common causes for these leakages are usually either functional or degenerative. Conventional treatment of severe MR will be surgery, in the form of either mitral valve repair or replacement.  However, this will require an open heart surgery.  On occasions, the risk of surgery is high especially when there is coexisting medical conditions or advanced age.


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