05 Dec 2017
5 things you need to know about hypertension

Taking your blood pressure regularly helps you ensure your heart will continue to tick normally. Assistant Professor Chin Chee Tang, senior consultant at the Department of Cardiology of the National Heart Centre Sinagpore, strongly advises his patients to adopt lifestyle changes first.

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05 Dec 2017
A normal reading is less than 130,80mmHG

"When taking measurements at home, it is important to note that the readings will vary, and it is very unlikely they will all be the same," said Assistant Professor Chin Chee Tang, senior consultant at the Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore.

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20 Nov 2017
Young doctors here feeling burnt-out, says study

The majority of young doctos training to be specialists feel burnt-out, found a study that surveyed 500 medical residents across 34 specialities. This study was conducted by doctors from the National Heart Centre Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School.

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17 Nov 2017
Singapore will keep to existing cut-off measure for high blood pressure (Straits Times Online)
Singapore will not be adopting the new, stricter, high blood pressure definition of 130/80 that the American Heart Association has recommended. Dr Chin Chee Tang, senior cardiologist, said doctors have always known that the effects of blood pressure on health are continuum, so thresholds for "normal'' or "not normal" are not always useful.
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02 Oct 2017
Combat sports: Call for greater regulation and safety as events grow in popularity (Straits Times Online)
As combat sports grow in popularity, there is a call for greater regulation and safety guidelines. Associate Professor Ching Chi Keong, Senior Consultant from the Department of Cardiology, says that it is standard operating procedure for AEDs to be available to medical teams at any sporting event.
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26 Sep 2017
心房颤动会增加中风风险 (联合早报)

929日是世界心脏日,本地每年约有10001500人是小中风患者。心房颤动是导致俗称小中风的短暂性脑缺血症状原因,患者也有心脏衰竭和死亡的风险。

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24 Sep 2017
捐赠心脏仅两三成宜移植 (联合早报)

国家心脏中心血管胸腔外科部门主任,高级顾问医生陈廷毅指出,根据规定,心脏捐赠者年龄须在45岁以下,但多数捐赠者年龄已达中年,而人们到了这个阶段,糖尿病,高血压或冠状动脉疾病变得十分普遍,这些都是导致捐赠的心脏质量下降的因素。

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16 Sep 2017
槟城父母再次听见亡女心跳(联合晚报)

两年前接受心脏捐赠的新加坡女子李淑玲昨天抵达心脏原主,已故18岁少女麦嘉敏的家乡槟城,让少女的父母知道,女儿善良的心,还在坚强地活着。

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12 Sep 2017
Parents of heart donor to meet recipient (The Straits Times)

"I promise you. Carmen's legacy will live on and I will walk the hospital wards until this heart stops, to be an inspiration to other patients for as long as this heart beats."

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01 Sep 2017
Cycling in the MRI (Singapore Health)
A new heart test, using a stationary bike inside a cardiac MRI scanner, is being used to detect early heart disease.
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01 Sep 2017
The heart's most important vessel (Singapore Health)

What happens when the aorta – which ensures smooth blood flow throughout the body – malfunctions?

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28 Aug 2017
Heart diseases kill more men at earlier age than women (Straits Times Online)
Not only do more men develop cardiovascular diseases than women, but women here also develop the dieases about 10 years later than men.
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28 Aug 2017
研究:一非心脏病药物何避免心律失常者猝死 (联合早报)

新加坡国家心脏中心通过干细胞再生技术,用心脏病患者的皮肤细胞培植心脏组织来测试不同的药物疗效。

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01 Aug 2017
Going the extra mile for her patients (The Straits Times)
Ms Li Yuk, a patient navigator from the National Heart Centre Singapore, traverses Singapore daily with a mini hospital ward tucked in her bag. She checks on seniors at home to ensure they are getting all they need, be it right dose of medication or regular meals. 
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14 Jul 2017
Heart device slashes death risk but few opt for it: Study (The Straits Times)

About two-thirds of the 1,066 patients studied in Singapore are eligible for an ICD, but only 9.4 per cent of them received one.

Professor Carolyn Lam, senior consultant at the department of cardiology of the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) says that this is despite Singapore having one of the highest ICD eligibility rates in Asia, after India and Indonesia.

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14 Jul 2017
本地严重心脏衰竭患者普遍不愿装植入型除颤器 (联合早报)

一项跨国研究显示,尽管多数本地严重心脏衰竭患者适合安装植入型心律转复除颤器,但仅有不到一成患者安装。

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14 Jul 2017
颜金勇:医者选择疗法应兼顾效果和成本效益 (联合早报)

卫生部长颜金勇提醒,要让公众获得能负担得起的优质医疗服务,关键在于选择临床表现效果佳和符合成本益的护理方案。并非所有新药物或治疗法,都比现有的护理方案来得理想。

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13 May 2017
SingHealth mobile app to cover more institutions (The Straits Times)
Piloted at National Heart Centre's Clinic 5A last October, the mobile registration service aims at reducing waiting time at the outpatient clinics.
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01 May 2017
A “big” heart is not always a good thing (Singapore Health)

Having an enlarged heart may have serious consequences.

Dr Tang Hak Chiaw, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) explains that a large proportion of heart failure patients have enlarged hearts. These patients experience breathlessness, chest pain, leg swelling or abdominal bloating, which are typical symptoms of heart failure.

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01 Mar 2017
When the valves give way (Singapore Health)

Acquired heart valve disease occurs when heart valves get worn down with age or affected by disease.

According to Associate Professor Yeo Khung Keong, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS ), it is quite different from congenital heart valve disease, which is present from birth and can be hereditary.

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26 Jan 2017
New scheme saves heart patients time, money (The Straits Times)
National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) has worked with polyclinics to streamline the process of getting a potential heart problem checked out. Patients only need to make two, instead of three visits to NHCS and they can get their results much more quickly than before.
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