How To Recognise A Heart Attack & What To Do Next

Do you know the symptoms of a heart attack? Early recognition is a crucial step in saving a person's life. The sooner you recognise the symptoms, the faster you can get treated. Early treatments save lives and prevents your heart from taking too much damage. If someone has a heart attack, call 999 immediately. Speak clearly when you are on the phone with the emergency respondent and follow their instructions calmly while waiting for the ambulance. Remember,  immediate actions saves lives.

Heart Attacks In Women: Deadlier Than Breast Cancer

Did you know that heart attacks kill more women in Malaysia than breast cancer? It can affect women of all ages but is deadlier in post-menopausal women. Women also tend to not seek out treatment for heart disease as much when compared to other medical conditions, leading to less favourable outcomes. Heart diseases is affecting more women each year, causing a significant impact on them and their families.

 

Watch the video to learn more about how heart attacks in women and how you can prevent it from happening.

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Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

Do you know what a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is? Primary PCI is the gold standard treatment for heart attacks and have been proven to produce the best long-term outcomes in patients while having a very low complication rate. Currently, approximately only 17% of Malaysians receive this treatment when they have a heart attack. Our goal is to increase its accessibility to more than 50% by 2035.

Watch the video to learn more about primary PCI.

Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI):

A Patient's Experience

A 34 year old man was admitted to University Malaya Medical Centre after having severe chest pain, breathlessness and numbness in his hand. He was diagnosed with a heart attack in the hospital and was immediately treated with a life-saving Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). Since then, he has recovered well and is doing his best to lead a healthy lifestyle. Watch him share his experience on getting a heart attack and having a life saving primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

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Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur Hospital Patient Interview

An 80 year old man was admitted to Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur Hospital following an episode of chest pain, breathlessness and loss of consciousness. He was diagnosed with a heart attack upon arrival and was promptly treated with a life-saving Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). He recovered well in the hospital and is now safely back at home with his family, just in time for his son's wedding reception.

 

Watch him share his experience of a heart attack here.

Institut Jantung Negara: 24 Hour Heart Attack Service 

In collaboration with First Ambulance, Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) has launched a pre-hospital care service for heart attacks in the hopes of improving patient outcomes. This new service aims to provide dedicated ambulances to bring any heart attack patient within the Klang Valley straight to IJN for treatment. To learn more about this service, please call "1300-88-5111".

Watch the video to learn more about this new pre-hospital care service provided by IJN.

Fixing A Broken Heart: A Poem By Datuk Dr. Alzamani

For a long time in our practice of this art

Our hearts break apart

As we seek to fix each broken heart

We did not seem to be able to work smart.

 

Then we came together

And understood much clearer

That life is a road relay made faster

And we need to run this race together.

 

From the moment the clots form to stay

From the moment the heart dies and slow its sway

We get them to you in this network of relay

So you could unclog the vessels without much dismay.

The road is long

The relay is strong

But with us together like a song

We can never go wrong.

 

We have had a wonderful start

With focus of mind as precise as a dart

Hitting the target with the best science and art

Working smart

In fixing each broken heart.