August 3, 2023

Adventist Hospital Marks a Milestone With a Successful Implantation

Procedure in Malaysia involved largest transcatheter aortic valve in Southeast Asia.

Penang Adventist Hospital, Southern Asia-Pacific Division, and Adventist Review
The Penang Adventist Hospital team who achieved a medical milestone by successfully implanting the largest Transcatheter Aortic Valve in the Southeast Asia region. [Photo: Penang Adventist Hospital]

Penang Adventist Hospital, located in Malaysia, recently achieved a medical milestone by successfully implanting the largest Transcatheter Aortic Valve in the Southeast Asian region. The extraordinary intervention, which took place on July 13, was the result of a collaborative effort with Manik Chopra, the doctor who supervised the surgical team.

The combined knowledge and dedication of the hospital’s medical staff made this historic achievement possible. Tan Chiang Soo and Simon Yeoh, the doctors who conducted the procedure, expressed heartfelt gratitude to Chopra, whose advice, according to them, was vital in completing this sensitive surgery successfully.

“We are overjoyed to have reached this historic milestone,” Chiang Soo said. “With the assistance of external experts and our team’s commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patients, we have been able to push the boundaries of medical excellence.”

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a groundbreaking method that allows patients to receive a new heart valve without undergoing traditional open-heart surgery. The 32 mm Myval by Meril Life used in this treatment represents a significant advancement in the field, providing life-changing benefits to patients suffering from aortic valve issues.

As word of this achievement spread, the medical community, patients, and their families expressed admiration for the hospital’s commitment to healthcare excellence.

The catheter lab team, the operating theater team, and the anaesthetist doctor, Chong Kean Liang, all worked tirelessly to ensure the success of this revolutionary procedure. Their competence and dedication to patient care were critical to ensuring the success of the surgery, hospital leaders said.

Hospital leaders also said they want to extend deep gratitude to Myval representatives, whose steadfast support and teamwork throughout the process were critical in achieving this great medical feat.

“Penang Adventist Hospital’s dedication to medical advancement is consistent with the organization’s founding ideals and doctrines,” leaders said. “The hospital aspires to provide cutting-edge medical services to the community it serves while adhering to the principles of compassion and service.”

“The successful implantation of the largest Transcatheter Aortic Valve in the Southeast Asian region demonstrates Penang Adventist Hospital’s persistent dedication to providing the best medical solutions that give patients hope and healing,” they added. “The hospital is excited to build on this accomplishment and continue to pioneer novel medical advancements that will improve the quality of life for patients both locally and beyond.”

The original version of this story was posted on the Southern Asia-Pacific Division news site.