Our echocardiographic team are experienced in heart valve imaging. We have dedicated structural heart and valve echocardiologists who are able to perform 2 dimension and 3 dimensional transthoracic and transesophageal imaging to provide detailed analysis of the valve condition. This team is well respected internationally for their academic contributions in teaching and research. In addition, we have a core laboratory which performs detailed echocardiograms for clinical trials and research.
Our computed tomography team consists of dedicated structural heart radiologists and cardiologists who are able to reconstruct CT images to plan for complex surgical and percutaneous treatments.
Apart from anatomical imaging, cardiac MRI is performed in some patients who need additional physiological information of valve and heart function. This provides more data to determine treatment strategies in patients with more complex disease.
Our team is able to provide a variety of percutaneous heart valve treatments. Apart from providing clinical care, the team actively contributes to clinical research and education. We have also hosted, proctored and assisted other physicians in the building of transcatheter heart valve capability throughout South East Asia. The outcomes of the treatment have been published in peer reviewed journals. Treatment provided includes:
The journey of heart valve disease management can be complex for some patients. This is made easier by our nurses and care coordinators who help patients cope through with their disease. They provide information as well as a listening ear to our patients and help them navigate through their course in the hospital.
Our heart valve team is involved in many aspects of research from device innovation, bench and basic research, biomarker discovery and clinical research. We collaborate with both local, regional and international centres and have published these results in well known cardiovascular journals. This ongoing work aims to provide the future for our heart valve patients. We deeply respect and value our patients who have participated in these research and made a significant impact to the current care of patients. We also hope that more would be keen to participate and pave the way to higher quality of lives in future.
The heart valve teams also work to provide up to date information through continuous medical education platforms such as GP symposium and talks. The team also lectures in local and global conferences to share experiences.