National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS)'s Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) programme was started in 2003. Our ACHD clinic is currently offered on every Wednesday afternoon and on the first and third Friday of the month, where an average of 20 to 30 patients are seen at each session.
Besides offering care and follow up of ACHD patients, NHCS also does screening of suspected Marfan patients; close monitoring of ACHD patients during pregnancy and a monthly joint Cardiac Obstetric Clinic (last Monday of the month) with obstetricians from
Singapore General Hospital (SGH); Monthly Transition Clinic in
KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), run jointly with paediatric cardiologists from KKH for patients above the age of 16. The aim is to give paediatric patients a smooth transition from paediatric cardiology to adult cardiology services. It is anticipated that 150 to 200 patients per year will be transferred from the paediatric to the adult services.
There is also a monthly Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic (second Friday of the month) run jointly with a respiratory physician and a rheumatologist from SGH for general, as well as congenital patients with severe pulmonary hypertension.
The NHCS ACHD programme offers the following services:
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