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2015
  • NHCS performs Asia's first HeartMate 3 implantation
  • American College of Cardiology partners NHCS in creating world's first global diabetes registry
  • Inaugural NHCS Heart to Heart Gala 2015 raises more than $760,000 for financially needy heart patients and research in cardiovascular medicine
  • Official opening of SAF Cardiac Fitness Centre at NHCS 
2014
  • Official opening of the NHCS new building
  • NHCS performs Asia's first minimally invasive surgery to implant a heart assist device
  • NHCS receives the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 6 award
  • Official launch of the National Heart Research Institute Singapore
  • NHCS successfully performs Singapore's first Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator procedure to prevent Sudden Cardiac Death
  • NHCS begins operating from its new 12-storey building at 5 Hospital Drive
2013
  • NHCS successfully and completely reverses the effects of a gene mutation in long QT syndrome 2 in patient-specific heart cells, a world's first
  • NHCS held the Topping Out Ceremony for its new building
2012
  • NHCS implants Singapore's 1st third generation heart pump, the HeartWare HVAD, for advanced heart failure patients
  • NHCS sets up Cardiovascular Academic Clinical Program
  • NHCS staff, Professor Stuart Alexander Cook, receives prestigious STaR Investigator Award from the National Medical Research Council
  • NHCS unveils age-friendly features at new building to better serve elderly patients
  • NHCS develops world's first ARVC human heart cell model to study inherited heart muscle disease associated with Sudden Cardiac Death
  • NHCS wins the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for integrating eco-friendly features into its upcoming building
  • NHCS performs Asia's first successful transapical transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation
  • National Cardiovascular Homograft Bank is first tissue bank outside of North America to achieve the American Association of Tissue Bank (AATB) Accreditation
 2011
  • NHCS successfully creates beating heart cells from patient's skin
  • NHCS successfully performs Asia's 1st MitraClip procedure for patients with heart valve problems
  • NHCS saves 14-year-old boy with heart-assist device, the youngest case in Asia
  • NHCS introduces Aquaphereis for heart failure patients with fluid overload, first in Asia
  • NHCS successfully re-accredited by JCI
 2010
  • First robotic-assisted lobectomy in Southeast Asia

  • EuroPCR partnered SingLIVE to launch inaugural AsiaPCR-SingLIVE

 2009
  • NHCS performed Asia's first percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage using the Watchman device

  • First robotic hybrid operating theatre in Southeast Asia

  • NHCS introduced magnetic navigation system for complex arrhythmias, first in Southeast Asia 

  • NHCS performed first Heart Mate II implantation in Singapore 

  • NHCS's live transmission to EuroPCR 2009, marking the start of the collaboration on AsiaPCR-SingaporeLIVE in 2010

  • NHCS & SGH successfully performed Asia's first combined heart and liver transplant

  • NHCS successfully performed Asia's first percutaneous aortic valve replacement

  • NHCS broke ground for new building

 2008
  • NHCS established S'pore's First Homograft Bank
  • NHCS's 10th Anniversary Time Capsule Launch
  • NHCS successfully re-accredited by JCI
  • Breakthrough in NHCS's Stem Cell Research
  • Launch of NHCS 10th Anniversary Commemorative Book

 2007
  • Reduced radiation dose for patients undergoing Multi-Slice Computed Tomography (MSCT)
  • Cardiac Image and Information Management System (CIIMS) established

  • First aorto-apical conduit done in Singapore

  • Setup of SCAN CVI@NHCS (SingHealth Centre for Advanced Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging @ National Heart Centre Singapore)

2006
  • Expansion of Research and Development facilities (RDU@SON)
  • First pulmonary vein isolation/Maze procedure using the EPICOR Cardiac Ablation system in Singapore and Asia
  • Record number of 16 patients supported on Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO) Record number of six heart transplantations and one lung transplantation done since the revised Human Organ Transplant Act was implemented in July 2004
  • Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (RAMICS) Programme established
  • SingHealth Centre for Advanced Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging established as a collaboration between SGH Department of Diagnostic Radiology and NHCS
2005
  • Received the Business Continuity Management (BCM) certification
  • First heart hospital outside USA and in Asia to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI)
  • First robotic-assisted excision of mediastinal tumour on an 18-year-old male patient using da Vinci surgical system
2004
  • First MicroMed deBakey Left Ventricular Assist Device implantation
  • First local inter-hospital transfer of patient on Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO)
  • Participated in worldwide heart trial, known as the Surgical Treatments for IsChaemic Heart Failure (STICH) trial
  • First Singapore-based company's drug eluting stent 'Biolimus' implantation during the 13th Singapore LIVE Course
  • First percutaneous left atrial appendage transcatheter occlusion procedure in Singapore and Asia-Pacific during the 13th Singapore LIVE Course
2003
  • First Specialist Diploma in Cardiac Technology with Singapore Polytechnic in Singapore and Asia
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Programme (ACHD) established
  • First bipolar radiofrequency ablation in Asia
  • First elephant trunk aortic surgery in Singapore
2002
  • First tourist-in-transit to be implemented with a life-saving left and right heart assist device in Singapore. Also the first patient supported by such a device to be transported over 6,000 miles at a significantly high altitude back to his country
  • Heart care programme set up with SingHealth Polyclinics
  • First left ventricular reconstructive surgery performed
  • First heart failure programme established in Singapore
  • First percutaneous lead extraction in Singapore using the electrosurgical dissection shealth system
  • First left ventricular assist device explantation in Singapore and Southeast Asia
  • First biventricular assist device implantation in Singapore and Southeast Asia
  • A cumulative total of 15,000 cardiac surgeries performed since 1981
  • First drug eluting stent implantation in Singapore and Asia during the 11th Singapore LIVE Course
2001
  • First left ventricular assist device implantation in Singapore and Southeast Asia
  • First mechanical heart device programme established
2000
  • First Diploma in Biomedical Sciences (Cardiac Technology) offered in Singapore and Asia, jointly with Singapore Polytechnic
  • First coronary artery brachytherapy in Singapore and Southeast Asia
  • National Heart Centre Singapore became a member of Singapore Health Services, one of two public healthcare clusters
  • First lung transplant in Singapore with joint efforts by National Heart Centre Singapore, Singapore General Hospital and National Cancer Centre Singapore
1999
  • First biventricular pacing (for symptomatic relief in patients with moderate to severe heart failure on maximum medical therapy) procedure in Singapore
  • National Heart Centre Singapore became autonomous
1998
  • Singapore Heart Centre redesignated as National Heart Centre Singapore
  • First lung transplant programme set up
1995
  • First cardiac-dedicated nuclear imaging laboratory established
1994
  • Cardiac services at Singapore General Hospital were transferred to Singapore Heart Centre
  • Singapore Heart Centre (SHC) established at Mistri Wing, Singapore General Hospital
1992
  • First implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantion in Singapore
1991
  • First radiofrequency catheter ablation procedure in Singapore and ASEAN
  • Four state-of-the-art angiographic machines acquired for the Cardiovascular Laboratory
  • First non-invasive vascular laboratory established  
1990
  • First heart transplant in Singapore
1989
  • First cardiac arrhythmia surgery in Singapore
  • First Live Demonstration in Basic and Advanced Techniques on Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (known as Singapore LIVE) organised
  • First transoesophageal echocardiography service set up
1985
  • First percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedure done at SGH 
1983
  • First aortic root replacement for aortic root aneurysm (Bentall's operation) surgery in Singapore
1982
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Programme established
1981
  • Transfer of Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery from Tan Tock Seng Hospital to Singapore General Hospital
1967
  • Coronary Care Unit established
1965
  • First open heart surgery in Singapore
1963
  • First cardiac catheterisation laboratory set up
1960
  • First open heart surgery under hypothermia performed
1959
  • First closed heart surgery in Singapore
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