Cardiology

 

Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine, a specialty dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiology deals with diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease (CAD), heart failure, valvular heart diseases, aneurysms of the blood vessels. Cardiologists should not be confused with cardiac surgeons, cardiothoracic and cardiovascular, who are surgeons who perform cardiac surgery – operative procedures on the heart and great vessels.
Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Safari Elis completed his MD at the University of Science Malaysia in 1991. He worked as a House Officer at Ipoh Hospital for a year and subsequently posted to the Cardiology Dept, IJN in 1992. Dr. Safari fell in love with Cardiology and pursued his Postgraduate Master’s Degree in 1995 and subsequently worked as a Physician and Head of Department of Medical Department at Seberang Jaya General Hospital in 1999. His Cardiology stint started in 2002 at the General Hospital, Penang and went on to continue his Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology in Australia. He had been working as a Cardiologist since 2002, performing both invasive and non-invasive procedures in a high volume heart centre at General Hospital, Penang. The non-invasive services include exercise ECG test, Echocardiography, Transesophageal ECHO and stress ECHO as well as interpretation of Multi-Slice CT Coronary Angiography. His invasive work includes Conventional Coronary Angiography, Coronary and Peripheral Angioplasties and Pacemaker implantation.
Dr. Safari has been actively involved in many International Multicenter Trials as an investigator and participated in numerous Cardiology Meetings as faculty members and speakers. During his service in the public sector, Dr. Safari had been awarded with the Award for Service of Excellence from the Ministry of Health on several occasions.

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Biographical Sketch:

Dr Chan graduated from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1996. He underwent his housemanship trainng in Penang General Hospital and then served the Internal Medicine Department of Hospital Seberang Jaya from 1998 till 2006 as Medical Officer. He obtained his membership from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2006 and was later appointed as Physician at Hospital Seberang Jaya from 2006 till 2007. During this period, he also served as Visiting Physician at Hospital Bukit Mertajam and Hospital Sungai Bakap. He obtained his fellowship in cardiology from National Heart Association of Malaysia (NHAM) in 2012. Dr Chan underwent Cardiology training in Penang General Hospital from 2007 till 2010. He had further training in Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Carotid Artery Stenting in National Taiwan University Hospital in 2011. Prior to this current appointment, Dr Chan was Consultant Cardiologist at Penang General Hospital from 2011 till 2013. Dr Chan is trained in the following specialties and procedures; among others: Chronic non-communicable diseases, General Cardiology, Echocardiography, Invasive Coronary Angiogram, Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting, Primary Angioplasty for Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Disease Endovascular Intervention, Carotid Artery Stenting

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