KUALA LUMPUR, 24 September 2019” In conjunction with World Heart Day 2019 which falls on September 29, Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL) has embarked on its CVSKL Heart Health Campaign, offering free electrocardiogram (ECG) tests to the public in partnership with Qualitas Health.
From October 1 till December 31 of this year, Malaysians over the age of 40 can walk into 10 selected Qualitas clinics in Klang Valley for a free test. This is particularly aimed at those with cardiovascular diseases in their family medical history, have high cholesterol, are hypertensive or have high Body Mass Index.
“At CVSKL, we have noticed young patients coming in for treatment of heart diseases. We are referring to those even younger than 58 which is the average age of patients with heart disease in Malaysia. This is worrying because even the average age for heart diseases is younger than that of other countries like Thailand (65), Singapore (61) and even the USA (66),” states Tan Sri Dr. Yahya Awang, Chairman of CVSKL.
“The Health Ministry lists heart disease as the leading cause of death in Malaysians between 2005 and 2017. As one of the leading providers of heart health treatment, we feel that it is likely that the average age for contracting heart diseases will only get younger despite the advancement in detection and treatment of heart disease. This is mainly due to the unhealthy lifestyle of our people.
“Many are not eating properly nor healthily, and many more are not exercising enough because of hectic schedules. Yes, we acknowledge some health-conscious Malaysians who go for regular check-ups but there are many who do not do it which results in diseases that go undetected and untreated,” Dr. Yahya adds.
Chairman of Qualitas Healthcare Datuk Dr. Noorul Ameen Mohamed Ishack said by offering free ECG, it is hoped that the public will be motivated to get themselves checked and detect any problems they may not be aware of.
“The selected clinics listed are well-equipped to conduct the ECG test. We are targeting for at least 3,000 people to come to our clinics to conduct the test through the duration of the campaign,” Dr Noorul Ameen said.
The Qualitas clinics participating in the CVSKL Heart Health Campaign are as follows:
Klinik Ng dan Lee
Address: 462-464, Jln Pudu 55100 KL
Contact: 03-9222 0751
Catterall, Khoo & Raja Malek
Address: Suite 3-A, Level 3A, Menara CIMB, Jln Stesen Sentral 2 50470 KL
Contact: 03-2276 6622
Catterall, Khoo & Raja Malek
Address: Suite 3B-3-6, Block 3B, Plaza Sentral 50470 KL
Contact: 03-2273 0244
Address: No 20 Jalan Bangsar Utama, 1 Bangsar Utama 59000 KL
Contact: 03-2287 3103
Address: 42A, Jln Sultan 52/4 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7956 9331
Klinik Prime Care
Address: Lot 7, Wisma MCIS Annexe, Jalan Barat 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7955 0550
Address: 78, Jln SS 21/35, Damansara Utama 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7728 4955
Klinik Rakan Medik
Address: 18-B1, Jln SS 6/3, Kelana Jaya 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7803 5688
Klinik Kumpulan Medic
Address: Evesuite@Ara Damansara, A-1-01, Jln PJU 1/41A Ara Damansara 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7886 3218
Klinik Ng dan Lee
Address: 31, Jln 19A, Section 19, 40300 Shah Alam, Selangor
Contact: 03-5542 5286
This is just part of a wider range of heart awareness programmes that CVSKL has planned and offered in conjunction of World Heart Day 2019 and under its Heart For Malaysia campaign which runs from September to November 2019
About Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur
CVSKL is an integrated cardiac and vascular hospital specialising in comprehensive modern care for patients with cardiac and vascular diseases. Backed by a growing list of achievements, our hand-picked team of dedicated cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons and cardiac anaesthesiologists ensure premier standards of evidence-based and professional care. Here, patients will experience quality care and attention from ‘trained and experienced nurses and allied health staff, with a team based approach.
Comprising 60 beds and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, CVSKL houses an all-encompassing range of cardiology, cardiothoracic, and vascular diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services. Located in the highly strategic transportation hub of Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the hospital offers unparalleled accessibility by LRT, MRT, train, bus, taxi or KLIA Ekspres within the city’s thriving heart. For added convenience, patients and visitors can find within walking distance a wealth of hotels, service apartments and a shopping mall.
About Qualitas Health
Qualitas Medical Group (‘Qualitas’) was founded in 1997 in Malaysia. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Qualitas delivers cost-effective and quality primary healthcare services to the community comprising GP (general practice), dental and medical imaging services. Today, Qualitas operates a global network of General Practice (GP) clinics, an ambulatory care centre, as well as dental clinics, and diagnostics centres supported by over 1,700 medical doctors, dentists and supporting personnel, backed by a network of over 250 medical clinics, dental clinics (including a dental laboratory) and medical imaging centres. For more information on Qualitas Medical Group, please visit www.qualitas.com.my