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Mar
2021

女人, “爱心”从年少开始 (Women, “Love your heart” from young)

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In the commentary by Dr Laureen Wang, Associate Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS, she highlighted that ageing gracefully for a woman requires not only looking after her outward physical appearance but also taking care of her physical health on the inside. Similar in efforts to maintaining a youthful appearance, the investments into looking after heart health will pay off well when she starts off early on in life.

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22
Feb
2021

国大心脏中心研究显示 疫情暴发后心脏病患治疗时间更长 (National University Heart Centre Singapore study shows it took longer for heart attack patients to receive treatment after pandemic outbreak)

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A study by NUHCS found that after Singapore raised its DORSCON level to Orange, the average time it took for heart attack patients arriving at the hospital to receive treatment was longer and the rate of out of hospital cardiac arrests also increased.  However, the mortality rate remained unchanged.  NUHCS urged the public to call for an ambulance immediately when one experiences symptoms of heart attack such as chest pain and shortness of breath.
 
Dr Nicholas Chew, Senior Resident, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS highlighted that door to balloon time (D2B) is the time it takes for a heart attack patient to undergo balloon angioplasty to expand the blocked or narrowed blood vessel. The current gold standard for this treatment is 90 minutes and studies have shown that patients who can undergo D2B within 90 minutes have reduced from 80.9% before the outbreak to 71.4%.
 
ZB noted the ratio of patients who received D2B treatment within 90 minutes was the lowest in the two weeks before and after Singapore entered DORSCON Orange, but this gradually improved. Dr Loh Poay Huan, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS pointed out that this could be due to healthcare staff getting more familiarised with the operational changes that were affected due to COVID-19. 

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9
Feb
2021

定期运动 培养爱好 管控饮食 医生细说自我健康愿景 (Doctors share their health vision through regular exercise, cultivating a hobby and getting diet under control)

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Asst Prof Yeo Tee Joo, Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS to talk about his health vision for the coming year. Asst Prof Yeo shared that the COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized the way people live and work. With video conferencing and work from home practices becoming the new normal, many people may now be exercising lesser and may face some health issues earlier than expected. For the coming year, he is looking forward to engaging more outdoor activities with his family. 

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2
Feb
2021

肺动脉高压:难以治愈的慢性心血管疾病 (Pulmonary arterial hypertension: an incurable chronic cardiovascular disease)

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Commentary by Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Director, National University Heart Centre Singapore, highlighted pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which can be of unknown cause.  He shared that idiopathic PAH accounts for nearly 50% of cases, mainly in young and middle-aged women.  Although this disease is relatively rare, it is highly malignant and can be termed as the “cancer” of cardiovascular disease.  Today, new treatment options are available and although they cannot cure PAH, they can help reduce clinical symptoms, slow down disease progression and maximise the lifespan of patients.  Currently, the annual survival rate for one and three years has increased to 90% and 70% respectively.

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7
Jan
2021

医院给病人蓝牙健康检查器 护士远程监督评估心脏病康复病患情况 (Hospital provides patients with Bluetooth-enabled digital health tools, allowing nurses to remotely monitor the conditions of recovering heart attack patients)

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​A study led by A/Prof Mark Chan, Deputy Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Translational Research Programme, NUS Medicine and Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), found that recovering heart attack patients can be well cared for by highly trained experienced nurses supported by digital health tools, whose quality of care equals or even exceeds those provide by cardiologists. 

Dr Karen Koh, NUHCS Advanced Practice Nurse who led the telehealth team shared that, if they notice anything unusual in the patient’s condition, they will share their concern with the cardiologist immediately and if necessary, arrange for the patient for a follow-up consultation in advance. 

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5
Jan
2021

睡眠窒息症可导致嗜睡 (Sleep apnea can cause somnolence)

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​Commentary by A/Prof Ronald Lee, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), highlighted facts on sleep apnea and how this sleep disorder can be treated.

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1
Dec
2020

冠脉混合血运重建术 绕道与支架的珠联璧合 (Hybrid Coronary Revascularization: The perfect combination of bypass and stent)

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Commentary by Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Director, NUHCS, highlighted facts on hybrid coronary revascularization and how this procedure can be used to treat coronary heart disease. 

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17
Nov
2020

心有余而腿力不足 (The spirit is willing but the leg is weak)

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​Commentary by Dr Peter Chang, Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS, highlighted facts on peripheral artery disease and how this disease can be treated.

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14
Nov
2020

严重心脏二尖瓣返流病患 接受微创手术可减少康复时间 (Minimally invasive surgery for patients with severe mitral regurgitation can reduce recovery time)

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Patients suffering from severe mitral regurgitation can now undergo a new minimally invasive surgery, through the areola into the heart to repair the mitral valve. The wound is only two centimetres in size, and patients can be discharged from the hospital a few days after the operation. 
 
A/Prof Kofidis Theodoros, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, NUHCS, shared that currently about 95% of patients with mitral regurgitation are suitable for minimally invasive surgery, and about 40% are suitable for minimally invasive cardiac bypass surgery. He hopes more patients can benefit from this type of surgery in the next two years. 

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10
Nov
2020

心力衰竭治疗的新纪元 (A new era in heart failure treatment)

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​Commentary by Dr Lin Weiqin, Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS, shed light on heart failure and how new medications together with healthy diet and lifestyle can make a positive change to patients’ heart health. 

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2
Oct
2020

29岁竟心脏病发作 为什么?( Heart attack at the age of 29 – why?)

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​In an interview with Channel 8 Frontline, Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Director, NUHCS, shed light on the common symptoms of heart attack and elaborated on the differences between heart attack and cardiac arrest.

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29
Sep
2020

研究:服用一种降血糖药后糖尿病患改善心脏衰竭 (Study: Diabetes medication proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalisation for heart failure patients)

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​Dr Raymond Wong, Senior Consultant and Director of Clinical Services, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS, discussed on the recently approved dapagliflozin for heart failure treatment in adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) with and without type-2 diabetes.  The medication has been approved for reduction of risk of hospitalisation due to heart failure in type-2 diabetes patients with high risk factors since 2019.  

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29
Sep
2020

冠状动脉外科绕道手术进展 (Development of coronary artery bypass grafting)

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​In the commentary, Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Director, NUHCS, reviewed the development of coronary artery bypass grafting procedure over the decades and discussed the opportunities and limitations of coronary artery bypass procedure.


He mentioned NUHCS has taken the lead in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS), which is a good treatment option for heart valve repair or replacement. Research has revealed that as compared to traditional bypass surgery, length of hospital stay, readmission rate, and infection rate are significantly reduced.  

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29
Sep
2020

Do you call an ambulance or rush to the hospital when someone has a heart attack?

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Commenting on the best course of action to take when someone collapses from what appears to be signs of a heart attack, Dr Loh Poay Huan, Senior Consultant with NUHCS Department of Cardiology, said one is better off calling the ambulance for one foremost reason: early treatment limits the damage to the heart muscle.  He noted that at NUHCS, the ratio of walk-ins to ambulance cases is about 30:70 as compared to the national average of 50:50, which can be attributed to the establishment of the Western STEMI Network to centralise STEMI treatment in a tertiary cardiac centre.  

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29
Sep
2020

主动脉夹层病例大部分由高血压所引起 年长者居多 (Seniors make up a large portion of patients who suffer from aortic dissection primarily due to high blood pressure)

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​Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Director of NUHCS, explained what happens during an aortic dissection, and how it is different from a heart attack.

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