|Founded and organised the 1st Asian Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics (AICT) Meeting - a regional meeting which showcases the basics and latest advances in coronary intervention technology through live demonstrations by renowned operators, didactic lectures and interactive sessions with experts. |
Organised Echo Singapore 2005 - World experts in cardiac ultrasound and imaging were brought together again for three days during Echo Singapore 2005. This event was jointly organized by The Heart Institute (THI) and National Heart Center (NHC) together with the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, U.S.A.) with support from the Singapore Cardiac Society.
Introduced the non-invasive coronary angiography service
Invited to operate in 103 Military Hospital of Hanoi, the Viet-Tiep Hospital of Hai Phong and the Heart Institute in Ho Chi Min City
Cardiovascular Magnetic Imaging Service
Adoption of Melrose Home (Children's Aid Society)
On 30 July 2005, The Adult Congenital Heart Programme hosted a "Pulmonary Hypertension" Conference at National University Hospital.
To commemorate the National University Hospital's 20th anniversary and to support the national campaign for healthy living, the Department of Cardiology hosted a charity treadmill challenge, on the 15th July 2005.
Launch of Adult Congenital Heart Programme - a first of such specialised service in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Opening of Clinic H to provide dedicated care for our heart patients.
Organised the 1st Singapore Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics (SICT) Meeting.
Won national accolade for Cardiology Information System
Accredited by The Royal College of Surgeon Edinburgh (RCSE) for Higher Training Programme
Assisted in setting up the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Erebouni Medical Centre in Yerevan, Armenia. Invited to assist in an operation on the opening of their Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery on 11 October 2003.
Organised the 1st International Echo Singapore Meeting.
Opening of our Marfan Clinic, specially dedicated to screen Marfan syndrome and care for patients with the syndrome.
Expansion of Cardiothoracic Operating Theatre
HSDP funded Heart Failure Disease Management Programme
HSDP funded Congenital Heart Disease Programme
24-hour Primary Angioplasty Service
Opening of Cardiac Centre to better serve an increased patient volume within a conducive environment, coupled with modern cardiovascular expertise.
Expansion of Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
The Heart Institute (THI) @ National University Hospital was formed
Cardiovascular Digital Imaging System
1st Initiated Multicentre Randomised Study in Singapore
Opening of a 12-bed Coronary Care Unit, equipped with modern intensive monitoring devices.
Cardiac Department, National University Hospital was formed.
Setup of non-invasive and invasive cardiac laboratories to offer diagnostic procedures and specialised treatment for our heart patients.
In 1985, NUS moved to NUH@Kent Ridge Campus. Division of Cardiology was formed within Department of Medicine (1986 to 1989). Cardiac surgery, coronary angioplasty and ambulatory blood pressure were introduced.
Electrophysiology started in NUH
Two-dimensional echocardiography started in NUH
M-mode echocardiography started in NUH
Coronary Care Unit (CCU) was established and set up at Medical Unit II (subsequently University Department of Medicine II) at the Outram Road General Hospital, which is now the Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
The University cardiologists led important breakthroughs and progress in cardiology at that time. These included the introduction of cardiac catheterization in 1964
|The University department has been at the forefront of the development of Cardiology since the late 1960s, and has been active in leading Singapore in the growth and development of the specialty.|
While there was no official University Department of Cardiology at the then University of Singapore (now the National University of Singapore), most of the teaching, research and services were carried out by the 2 University medical units at SGH, Department of Medicine I and II.
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