Institut Jantung Negara (National Heart Institute of Malaysia)

About IJN

IJN was established on 1st August 1992 as a heart specialist institution committed to delivering advanced standards in cardiovascular and thoracic medicine for adult and paediatric heart patients. Previously the institute had been part of the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital. Since the foundation of the institute, IJN has treated over a million patients and gained recognition as one of the leading Cardiovascular and Thoracic Health Centre in the region.

Medical Services

All medical services are fully supported by high level of nursing care.

Services include :
Executive Screening Programmes
As part of our heart disease prevention agenda, IJN’s Heart Screening Programmes offer a complete and comprehensive medical examination with emphasis on the heart.
•    Standard Programme
•    Executive Programme
•    Elite Programme

Outpatient Treatments
Outpatient care covers treatments that generally do not require overnight stay.
•    Referrals
•    New cases for cardiology and cardiothoracic patients
•    Follow-up cases for cardiology and cardiothoracic patients

Inpatient Treatments
Inpatient care covers treatments that generally require overnight stay
•    Unstable angina
•    Myocardial infarction
•    Heart failure
•    Interventional cardiology procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
•    Heart surgeries for open heart, closed-heart and thoracic and heart transplantations.

Allied Health Services
•    Cardiac rehabilitation
•    Diet counselling
•    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation programmes.

Other Services

  • Angiogram
  • Angioplasty procedures via radial artery
  • Implantation of AICDs
  • Minimally invasive surgeries
  • Stent implantations
  • Endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Off-pump surgery
  • Bypass surgery on ‘awake’ patients and implantation of mechanical heart assist device


IJN’s in-patient facilities combine the most advanced treatment facilities with family-friendly wards that encompass a selection of beautifully-appointed suites and a choice of comfortable 2 bedded and 4 bedded rooms. All suites and rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with television, telephone, attached bathroom and nurse-call system.

General Visiting Hours

10.00 am – 2.00 pm
4.30 pm – 8.30 pm

  • Nurse Call Bell
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Hot & cold showers
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry
  • Surau /prayer room
  • Cafeteria
  • Florist
  • Sundries and gift shops

Overnight Stay For Relatives
We do not encourage your family members to stay with you unless you are very ill. However, should you need a family member to stay overnight you can make arrangements with the ward staff.


Since IJN was established in 1992, more than 1.5 million patients have come to the Institute for care, out of which over 153,858 have been treated in our wards. During the same period, 51,500 surgeries have been performed, of which 41,000 were open-heart surgeries. 96,529 of our patients have also undergone interventional cardiology procedures since we began operations. Within the Paediatric Cardiology Heart Centre, 16,767 paediatric cardiothoracic surgeries and 15,262 paediatric cardiology invasive procedures have been performed.

Opening Hours

Visiting Hours

General Visiting Hours :

10.00 am – 2.00 pm / 4.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Intensive Care & Coronary Care Unit :

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm / 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm


Office Hours

Registration / Appointment Counter
Monday : Friday, 7.30 am – 5.15pm
Saturday : 8.15am – 12.50pm



Monday : Friday, 8.15am – 5.15pm
Saturday : 8.15am – 12.50pm
Sunday : 9.00am – 3.00pm
Public Holidays : 11.00am – 3.00pm

Phone :

  • General Enquiry : (03) 2617 8200
  • Patient Enquiry : (03) 2617 8300
  • International Patient Centre : (03) 2600 6336 / 6337

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