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Opening Of Only Cardiac And Vascular Specialist Hospital In Penang And The Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia


· Northern Heart Hospital Penang is the first hospital dedicated to advanced cardiovascular care located outside the Klang Valley
· Partnership between Malaysian doctors and TE Asia Healthcare Partners, a group which invests and operates specialty hospitals and centres across Southeast Asia

PENANG, June 25 2025 (Bernama) — Northern Heart Hospital (NHH), the first and only cardiac and vascular specialist hospital in Penang and the Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia, is proud to announce its soft opening. Strategically located in George Town, the hospital serves the pressing needs of patients requiring cardiac and vascular care in the northern states of the country.
The National Health and Morbidity Survey 2023 found that 6.7 million Malaysians (29.2 percent of the population) suffer from hypertension while more 7.5 million adults (33.3 percent of the population) have high cholesterol, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of premature deaths¹ in the country, with 18.4% of medically certified deaths in 2022. According to the Statistics on Causes of Death Malaysia 2023 report, 95,266 deaths were recorded in 2022 within this age group.
NHH provides a comprehensive range of cardiac, vascular and cardiothoracic diagnostic facility and services to treat cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease. The team comprises highly skilled specialist doctors proficient in interventional cardiology, the treatment of structural heart diseases, complex surgical procedures, electrophysiology interventions, heart and lung surgeries, as well as comprehensive vascular and endovascular therapies.
“As the first hospital dedicated to cardiovascular care located outside of the Klang Valley, we offer comprehensive services that support every aspect of heart health, from prevention and early detection to advanced treatment and rehabilitation for patients in Penang and the northern states of the country. Our holistic approach emphasises not only the physical aspects of care but also the emotional and mental well-being of our patients,” Kelen Leong Choy Fun, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Heart Hospital.
State-of-the-art facilities
NHH is equipped with world-class amenities and cutting-edge medical technology to provide comprehensive cardiac care, including:

● Advanced Diagnostic Imaging: Cardiac MRI, cardiac CT scans and non-Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory utilising the latest equipment and advanced imaging technology for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning
● State-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories: 3 specialised cardiac catheterisation laboratories including the first Hybrid Operating Theatre in the Northern region.
● High-Tech Operating Theatres: Equipped with the latest surgical technology for cardiovascular procedures.
● Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation: Designed to aid patients in recovery and support long-term heart health through physical and occupational therapy
● Comfortable patient rooms and suites: Single and double bedded rooms, including suites, as well as Intensive care and High Dependency wards, with advanced patient monitoring systems for a safe and pleasant stay during hospitalisation
To mark this milestone, the hospital welcomed patients and the public with guided tours of the new facility, introductions to the medical team, and presentations on the services available. Also, for a limited time only, NHH is offering Health Screening packages at an introductory rate.
Katrina Felix, General Manager of Northern Heart Hospital stated, “The soft opening period will allow us to refine our operations and incorporate feedback from patients and staff, ensuring we are fully prepared for the grand opening. We invite the community to join us in this important new chapter and to experience firsthand the exceptional care that the hospital has to offer.” 

NHH is led by a partnership between highly reputable and experienced Malaysian doctors together with TE Asia Healthcare Partners, a group which invests in and operates specialty hospitals and centres to deliver efficient and high-quality healthcare across Southeast Asia.
More information including factsheet, images of the hospital and soft opening available here.

¹Premature deaths are lives that are lost between the ages of 30 and 69.

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