5 Best EECP Centres in Malaysia 2020

Looking for the best EECP treatment centres, reviews and prices in Malaysia? You are in the right place! Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive treatment to lower the number and intensity of angina episodes. It is an alternative solution for patients suffering from angina, who have exhausted all their other medical treatments and therapy choices.

Treatment is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs that are applied around the lower legs, upper legs and buttocks. A mechanism of squeeze-and-release is then synced with the heartbeat to increase blood flow to the heart and the rest of the body. Through this process, EECP generates new pathways surrounding the blocked arteries and expand the network of the small blood vessels to promote and increase blood flow towards the heart muscle. It can also be referred to as a natural bypass.

In 2014, various renowned medical organisations, including the American Heart Association, Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and the American College of Cardiology, approved EECP as an effective treatment to cure patients suffering from angina refractory.

EECP Treatment Price in Malaysia?

The average cost for EECP in Malaysia is approximately RM 500 per session. EECP is normally administered one hour per day for 30 - 35 days. Therefore, the total cost is about 500 x 30 = RM 15,000; if you are going for 30 sessions.

EECP Malaysia Review

According to New Straits Times:

ECP therapy, a non-invasive therapy to treat coronary artery diseases, was introduced in Malaysia in 2002.

To date, ECP doctors have conducted 50,000 hours of treatment with 80 to 90 per cent efficacy without any causality.

There are at present about 50 ECP medical centres, including hospitals, clinics and wellness centres in Malaysia.

Retrospective studies show that ECP therapy is non-invasive, safe and cost-effective.

It is 10 times less costly compared to invasive stents.

ECP/EECP therapy is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and the Malaysian Medical Device Authority of the Health Ministry.

Since ECP is classified as a medical equipment, it should be in clinics, medical centres, hospitals or wellness centres, supervised by medical practitioners.

Given the fact that ECP/EECP therapy is non-invasive and cost effective, the Health Ministry may want to consider promoting it as an alternative to costly, invasive treatment of coronary artery diseases.

5 Best EECP Centres in Malaysia

Choosing the right EECP centre for you or your loved ones in Malaysia is not as simple as choosing a GP to get your next MC. To assist you in finding the best EECP Centre in KL, Selangor or Malaysia in general, we have compiled a list of EECP Centres below. 

Selection Methodology: The selection of the clinics is based on Google Search Results, reviews and information available on blogs and forums . 

Disclaimer: The list of clinics has been arranged in no particular order of importance.

1. iHeal Medical Centre KL

iHEAL Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur is a One-stop Boutique Medical Centre located at Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur. iHEAL Medical Centre focuses on heart and heart related specialties. We aim to promote, restore and maintain heart health. 

The centre focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of heart and heart related diseases, offering a range of treatment options which includes angioplasty, bypass surgery and bariatric surgery. The centre is known as the only dedicated centre for less invasive bypass surgery in Malaysia as iHEAL performs all of its heart bypass surgeries on hearts actively beating and if possible, without the assistance of the heart-lung machine. 

 It is home to the Toshiba Aquilion One 640-Slice 4D CT scanner, which has the ability to perform a heart scan in just 350 miliseconds, producing high quality CT images for a more accurate diagnosis thus replacing the need to perform a Catheter Angiography for the detection of heart disease.

How much does EECP Treatment cost in iHeal?
RM2,000 for 5 sessions (35 hours of EECP therapy administered one hour per day for 35 days will give optimum results.)

Address: Level 7 & 8, Annexe Block, Menara IGB, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2. HSC Medical Center

HSC Medical Center is one of the world's leading One-stop medical, heart and diagnostic centers in Kuala Lumpur, with our internationally-trained medical professionals, fully computerized system integration, and state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, all of which have contributed to the uniqueness of this medical center.

In the treatment of heart diseases, the Centre collaborates with another hospital for follow-up procedures. However, the Centre itself provides daycare procedures such as coronary angiogram and Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP), a non-surgical treatment for heart disease. During EECP, sequential external compression is applied to the lower calves, lower and upper thighs at the onset of the diastole, using three pairs of air cuffs. External pressure is released at the onset of systole. According to executive director, this is FDA-approved for treatment of angina and heart failure.

Address: 5-1, Menara HSC, 187 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

3. Heartbit EECP

Heartbit E-ECP is a group of treatment centres that focus on heart care. They have an EECP Treatment Center in Subang, Malaysia. They also have:

- One EECP centre in Publika, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
- One EECP centre in BBU (Bandar Baru Uda), Johor
- One EECP centre in Batu Pahat, Johor
- One EECP centre in Seberang Prai, Penang
- One EECP centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

It was founded by a group of healthcare providers in Malaysia focusing on heart care to improve the community's health. Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (E-ECP) is known as ‘Natural Bypass’ which is an effective, safe and non-invasive therapy to improve ‘quality of life’ in patients with heart diseases and cardiovascular risks.

4. KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital (EECP KPJ)

KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital (KPJ TSH) is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is a member of the KPJ Healthcare Berhad Group. With a capacity of 200 beds and providing a full range of healthcare services by 70 specialist consultants and supported by over 700 employees, it serves more than 17,000 inpatients and over 180,000 outpatients a year of which approximately 5% are international patients.

Address: 1, Jalan Pahang Barat, Pekeliling, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5. Happy Heart Solutions

At Happy Heart Solutions, we are dedicated to provide honest and holistic healthcare solutions to boost the longevity and rejuvenation of your heart. We constantly strive to help our cherished patients make well-informed and beneficial healthcare decisions.

We deliver a state-of-the-art EECP treatment that allows our patients to relieve from the debilitating symptoms of angina. We understand the harrowing disappointments of treatments that don’t work, and hence, we are here to offer a life changing solution.

Address: P-01-01 Tropicana Avenue, No.12, Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


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