At the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), we see a high volume of cardiac patients locally. The heavy workload enables us to accumulate experience through the diversity of heart conditions treated, in particular, the complex cases. Many of our doctors were trained in overseas hospitals such as the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA, the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. They are also fellows of international societies such as the American College of Cardiology, USA, the Royal College of Physicians, UK and the Royal College of Surgeons, UK.
As the leading specialist centre for cardiovascular disease, we are committed to stay abreast of medical advancements. This is evident in our numerous ‘firsts’ including the first heart transplant in Singapore in 1990, the first radiofrequency catheter ablation procedure in Singapore and ASEAN in 1991 and the first left ventricular assist device implantation in Singapore and Southeast Asia in 2001, to mention a few.
When it comes to health, nothing beats knowing you are in capable hands. Our years of experience in cardiovascular disease have honed our skills. This is evident in our clinical outcomes for heart attack treatment, balloon angioplasty with stenting and coronary bypass surgery.
Our staff motto “Patients. At the Heart of All We Do” signifies the strong service culture at NHCS. We do not believe in just treating the disease, we treat the patient as a whole taking into account of his overall physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being before recommending treatment. Our staff are trained to treat each patient with compassion, integrity and openness, collegiality, commitment, respect and professionalism.
NHCS became the first heart hospital outside the US and in Asia to receive the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in October 2005 and was re-accredited in 2008 and 2011. This is an affirmation of our commitment for safe and quality care for our patients.
At NHCS, we offer beyond the common management strategies of medical management, coronary angioplasties and coronary bypass surgeries. Our depth in clinical expertise has paved the way for the availability of various high-end treatment modalities at the centre. Among these include our heart and lung transplant programme, mechanical heart assist device programme, Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO) in patients with acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock as a resuscitative measure, robotic-assisted minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery, complex atrial fibrillation ablation and percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures.
Time is precious in this fast-paced world, which is why we house everything a patient might need – clinic consultations, diagnostic tests, medical and surgical procedures – under one roof, to allow our patients to enjoy a hassle-free experience when they come for their medical appointment.
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