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Dr. Zul Hilmi Yaakob

Specialty: Cardiology

Languages: Malay, English

Phone:
603-40267777 Ext: 5031




Address:

Suite No. 17, Level 5, KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital





About Dr. Zul Hilmi Yaakob

Biographical Sketch:

Dr Zul Hilmi obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from University of Tasmania, Australia. Upon graduation he continued working in various parts of Australia and being a local KL boy, he came back and joined University Malaya Medical Center, the premier teaching hospital in the country. He started his cardiology training in 2006 and went for a short attachment at Melbourne, Australia in the area of interventional cardiology in 2009. He served as Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine and Cardiologist at University Malaya until September 2011 when he joined KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital.

During his service in UM, apart from daily clinical work he was also involved in academic activities such as teaching and research. He was awarded the 'John Bosco' prize for best master student in 2007, 1st prize Young Investigator Award in National Heart Meeting in 2007 and the winner of 'Best of Asia' case in Malaysian Interventional Cardiology meeting in 2010. He was registered as a cardiologist in the National Specialist Register in 2010.

He was trained in all areas of cardiology with subspeciality in Interventional Cardiology which is coronary angioplasty and stenting. His main interest is complex angioplasty procedures i.e: 

- Chronic total occlusions

- Left main disease

- Bifurcation disease

- IVUS / FFR guided intervention 

- Rotablation 

including in emergency situations.

He has published few articles in international journals in the field of cardiology and still pursues his interest by writing general articles for public education on heart diseases in local newspaper.

As career recognition he was awarded Fellowship of National Heart Association of Malaysia (FNHAM), European Society of Cardiology (FESC) in 2012, Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (FAPSIC) in 2013, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI) in 2015 and Asean Congress Cardiology (FAsCC) in 2017.

 

Services Provided

Non-Invasive  

Cardiac Health Screening

General Cardiology

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Ambulatory Holter electrocardiogram monitoring

Chest X-ray

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Transthoracic echocardiography

Transoesophageal echocardiogram

Treadmill and pharmacological stress echocardiogram

Treadmill exercise stress testing

Multi-Slice Computer Tomography (MSCT)

 

Invasive

Right and Left Heart study

Temporary pacing wire insertion

Coronary Angiogram

Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting (via radial artery / wrist)

Primary Angioplasty  24 hour-service angioplasty for acute heart attack patients
 


Awards

John Bosco Award for Best Master Internal Medicine Student,  University Malaya

1st Prize Young Investigator Award National Heart Association Malaysia Annual Scientific Meeting (2007)

1st Prize Best of Asia case presentation Malaysia Interventional Cardiology meeting (MyLive 2010)

 



Education and Fellowship:

Bachelor Medical Science (Tasmania)

MBBS (Tasmania)

MMED (University Malaya)

FNHAM (Mal)

FAsCC (Asean)

FAPSIC (Asia Pacific)

FSCAI (USA)

FESC (Europe) 

 



Specialty Interests:

INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY



Research and Publications:


1. Ventricular Dyssynchrony is Common Among Heart Failure Patients with Narrow QRS Complex . Zul Hilmi Y, Haizal HK, Tamin SS, Imran ZA, Halmey N, Chong WP, Chee KH, Ramesh S, Wan Azman WA. JUMMEC. Vol 12:2 Dec 2009 (Scopus).

2. Lifesaving Percutaneous Intervention in a Young Patient with Massive Pulmonary Embolism. Yaakob ZH, Undok AW, Abidin IZ, Wan WA Ann Saudi Med. 2012 Jul;32(4):433-6 (ISI indexed)

3. Heart Failure in Pregnancy : An Overview.Ahmad WA, Khanom M, Yaakob ZH Int J Clin Pract. 2011 Aug;65(8):848-51 (ISI indexed)

4. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in Association with Hyperthyroidism. A Case Report. Zuhdi AS, Yaakob ZH, Sadiq MA, Ismail MD, Undok AW, Ahmad WA Medicina (Kaunas) 2011;47(4):219-21 (ISI indexed)

5. Transient Cortical Blindness after Coronary Angiography and Graft Study. M. Athar Sadiq, Wan Azman, Chee Kok Han, A. Wahab Unduk, Zul Hilmi Yaakob, Imran Zainal Abidin. Pak J Med Sci July - September 2011 Vol. 27 No. 4 917-919 (ISI-indexed)

6. Extracorporeal shockwave myocardial reperfusion (ESMR) therapy improves left ventricular dyssynchrony . A. S. M. Zuhdi, M. D. Ismail, A. W. Undok, I. Z. Abidin, M. N. M. Naser, Z. H. Yaakob, R. Singh, A. J. Nordin, W. A. W. Ahmad Circulation 01/2012; 125(19):E747-E747. (ISI-indexed)
 



Professional Memberships:

Direct clinic contact (office hours) : 

+013 3805031 



 

Articles

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