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21
May
2024

八招预防五大心血管疾病 (Eight ways to prevent top five cardiovascular diseases)

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Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology at National University Heart Centre, Singapore, noted that cardiovascular diseases accounted for 31.4 per cent of all deaths in 2022 in Singapore, surpassing even that of cancer. While approximately 30 per cent of heart diseases are due to genetic factors, Prof Tan shared that over 60 per cent are caused by lifestyle, dietary habits, and environmental influences. He recommended eight ways to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as exercising regularly and making adjustments to diet.

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15
May
2024

Heart truths

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​Singapore Heart Foundation chairman Prof Tan Huay Cheem, who is also Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology at National University Heart Centre, Singapore, emphasised the importance of managing risks for heart attack survivors, who are at increased risk of a recurrence. As such patients can also become stressed and develop depression due to the possibility of a second episode, Prof Tan explained that this can be managed if they undergo a cardiac rehabilitation programme that includes exercise, education on healthy living and counselling.

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15
May
2024

HAO FM: Interview with Professor Tan Huay Cheem

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​In a radio interview, Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Senior Consultant and former Director of National University Heart Centre Singapore (NUHCS), discussed his latest book, Clinical Insights: New Knowledge on Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease Volume Three, which is geared towards raising public healthcare awareness and dispelling misinformation. All proceeds from his book go to the NUHCS Heart Fund.

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14
May
2024

胸痛 心脏出问题?(Are chest pains related to heart problems?)

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​Dr Sim Hui Wen, Consultant, Division of Cardiology, NTFGH and Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS explained that chest pain is a common complaint among patients worldwide, with up to 25 per cent of the general population experiencing it in some form during their lifetime. She also emphasised that while it is a frequent complaint, not all instances point to heart-related concerns. In addition, Dr Sim also elaborated on the treatments aimed at identifying and addressing the underlying cause of chest pains.

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14
May
2024

胸痛 心脏出问题?(Are chest pains related to heart problems?)

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​Dr Sim Hui Wen, Consultant, Division of Cardiology, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, explained that chest pain is a common complaint among patients worldwide, with up to 25 per cent of the general population experiencing it in some form during their lifetime. She also emphasised that while it is a frequent complaint, not all instances point to heart-related concerns. In addition, Dr Sim also elaborated on the treatments aimed at identifying and addressing the underlying cause of chest pains.

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6
May
2024

陈淮沁教授我手写我心 出书传授正确保健医药知识 (Prof Tan Huay Cheem publishes book to raise public healthcare awareness and knowledge)

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Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Senior Consultant and former Director of National University Heart Centre, Singapore, has devoted 37 years to public healthcare in Singapore. His latest publication, Clinical Insights: New Knowledge on Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease Volume Three, is geared towards raising public healthcare awareness and dispelling misinformation. All proceeds from his book go to the National University Heart Centre, Singapore Heart Fund.

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23
Apr
2024

Minum air sejuk boleh sebabkan fibrilasi atrium? Apa yang perlu anda tahu tentang penyakit yang berpunca daripada degupan jantung tidak teratur (Can drinking cold water cause atrial fibrillation? What you need to know about diseases caused by irregular he

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Asst Prof Lim Toon Wei, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, emphasised that atrial fibrillation (Afib) stands as the most prevalent and clinically significant heart rhythm disorder. He noted that approximately 0.5 to 1 per cent of adults in Singapore suffer from Afib, with an increased risk of stroke and heart failure, particularly for individuals with abnormal heart valves. Asst Prof Lim shared the risk factors and common symptoms of the condition, as well as treatment options, including pulsed field ablation.

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22
Apr
2024

Can drinking cold water trigger this heart condition? What you need to know about atrial fibrillation

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Asst Prof Lim Toon Wei, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, emphasised that atrial fibrillation (Afib) stands as the most prevalent and clinically significant heart rhythm disorder. He noted that approximately 0.5 to 1 per cent of adults in Singapore suffer from Afib, with an increased risk of stroke and heart failure, particularly for individuals with abnormal heart valves. Asst Prof Lim shared the risk factors and common symptoms of the condition, as well as treatment options, including pulsed field ablation.

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13
Apr
2024

癌症治疗影响心脏功能 患者接受专科护理后趋稳 (Cancer treatment affected heart function; patient’s condition stabilised after specialist care)

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National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), is the first in the region to be recognised as a Global Centre of Excellence in Cardio-Oncology – an achievement that highlights the unique collaboration between NUHCS and National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) in addressing the critical intersection of heart disease and cancer. The Cardio-Oncology team, comprising Dr Tan Li Ling and Dr Koo Chieh Yang Christopher from the Department of Cardiology at NUHCS, presented findings which reveal that cancer patients may benefit from personalised heart care. 

Media highlighted the journey of Mdm Lim, a stage 4 breast cancer patient who was co-managed by NUHCS and NCIS after she experienced a decline in heart function during her cancer treatment. The Cardio-Oncology team treated Mdm Lim’s heart condition, which involved starting her on cardiac medications that would be beneficial to the heart and close cardiac monitoring while she continued treatment for her cancer. 

With continued cancer treatment and regular follow-up reviews, both Mdm Lim’s cancer and heart function are now under control and she is looking forward to training as a dragon boater in the coming weeks.

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12
Apr
2024

Personalised heart care for cancer patients: NUHCS recognised in emerging field of cardio-oncology

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9
Apr
2024

高血压治疗新突破 (New breakthrough in hypertension treatment)

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Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, highlighted a new breakthrough in the treatment of hypertension. He shared that renal denervation (RDN), a minimally invasive surgery, has emerged as a promising solution for resistant hypertension. RDN has been approved by various international drug administrations, including the US FDA and Singapore, benefitting patients with resistant hypertension, high cardiovascular risk, initial hypertension preferring non-drug treatments, and those with low drug compliance or adverse reactions.

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6
Apr
2024

NUS names new professorship after veteran heart surgeon

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​NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine paid tribute to cardiac surgeon Prof Lee Chuen Neng with the launch of the CN Lee Professorship in Medical Sciences, recognising his forward-looking vision for medicine and dedication to pioneering medical discoveries. Prof Lee is currently the Abu Rauff Professor in Surgery at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and an Emeritus Consultant at National University Heart Centre, Singapore.

Establishing the four sub-speciality divisions of adult cardiac, vascular, thoracic, and congenital heart surgery at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Hospital, and National University Health System in 1985, Prof Lee laid the groundwork for successive generations of surgeons in the field. His leadership in creating sub-specialty divisions and innovative training initiatives has influenced numerous surgeons and positioned Singapore as a centre for advanced medical care.

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26
Mar
2024

Heart attacks increase in SG

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​Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Chairman, Singapore Heart Foundation, and Senior Consultant, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, said there was a 50 per cent jump in the incidence of heart attack and stroke in the last decade, primarily due to an ageing population. He discussed the recommendations from a white paper released by the Singapore Heart Foundation, the Singapore Cardiac Society and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

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12
Mar
2024

药物以外怎么降血压 (How to lower blood pressure other than with medication?)

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Dr Peter Chang, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, Senior Consultant, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, highlighted the concerning trend of sedentary lifestyles and poor dietary habits contributing to the increasing prevalence of hypertension. This could lead to severe complications such as stroke, heart disease and kidney failure if left untreated. Dr Chang shared that while lifestyle modifications may require more time and effort, they help maintain stable blood pressure levels and offer long-term benefits for overall health.

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8
Mar
2024

三八妇女节一起关心女性心脏疾病 (International Women’s Day: Women’s Heart Health)

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In a special radio feature for International Women’s Day, Dr Lim Toon Wei, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, spoke about the reasons why women often overlook their heart health, the signs and symptoms to look out for, and ways to reduce their cardiovascular risk.

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