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PAEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

The Paediatric Cardiology service was started in 2005 in Sarawak General Hospital under the umbrella of Department of Paediatrics. The objective was to provide subspecialty care to children with congenital and acquired heart diseases for the whole state of Sarawak which was lacking before this. It was initially run by a single consultant, Dr Martin Wong. In collaboration with departments of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiac Anaesthesia, the service gradually expanded in many aspects of care including cardiac imaging, catheter interventions, surgery and adult congenital heart. This included first paediatric open heart surgery in March 2005 and first paediatric cardiac catheter intervention in October 2005.

 

In 2008, it was gazetted as one of the training centers for the Ministry of Health subspecialty fellowship programme.


In year 2011, the service was moved to Sarawak Heart Center at Kota Samarahan and renamed Paediatric Cardiology Unit. Dr Lim Wooi Kok joined the unit as the second consultant in August 2016.



 

Our "Little People" Cardiologists

Dedicated to Healing Little Hearts

Dr Martin Wong

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist

MBBS (UM), MRCPCH (UK); FNHAM

Dr Martin Wong has worked tirelessly to set up and provide paediatric cardiology services in Sarawak. He is an accomplished interventional cardiologist and is also trained in cardiac CT and cardiac MRI

SERVICES OFFERED

DIAGNOSTIC AND CATHETER-BASED INTERVENTIONS

Every Wednesday

Treatment of congenital heart diseases (PDA closure, ASD closure, VSD closure, balloon angioplasty and valvuloplasty)

PAEDIATRIC CARDIAC CLINIC

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon

ADULT CONGENITAL CARDIAC CLINIC

Every second Monday of the month

CARDIAC IMAGING

Cardiac CT and MRI

For diagnosis and assessment of congenital heart disease (CT and MRI); assessment of cardiac iron in thalassaemia (MRI)

NON-INVASIVE CARDIAC TESTS

ECG, transthoracic & transoesphageal echocardiogram, 24h Holter, ambulatory BP

OTHERS

Pulmonary hypertension service

Pre-operative assessment and cardiac surgical referrals for complex cases to National Heart Institute

Post-operative care for simpler cases operated in Sarawak Heart Center

Visiting consultation and echocardiography service for inpatients in Sarawak General Hospital

Every Monday and Friday morning


Visiting clinics in regional hospitals

Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Kapit