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Light Reflex Rheography (LRR)
What is a Light Reflex Rheography or LRR? Light reflex Rheography is a refined form of Photo-Plethysmography (PPG). This method is a non-invasive examination which measures the venous blood flow in the lower legs using infrared light, to evaluate the function of venous valves and the effectiveness of venous muscle pump. Venous blood volume changes...
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Learn and understand what Coronary Angiogram is about - Dr Rohit Khurana
When do one need an angiogram and how is it being done.
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Why Cardiac Screening is Important? - Dr Rohit Khurana
Early detection of heart diseases through cardiac screening save lives
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The Importance of Pre Exercise Cardiac Screening Dr Rohit Khurana
Dr Rohit Khurana talks about the importance of pre exercise cardiac screening.
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3 Myths of High Blood Pressure Causes and Symptoms
Hypertension or high blood pressure is common among Singaporeans. The Health Promotion Board reports that 1 out of 2 Singaporeans aged 60-69 have high blood pressure. While it is a common condition, high blood pressure rarely causes any symptoms - in many cases, you would not know that your blood pressure has already risen to a dangerous...
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3 Ways To Achieve Your Ideal Heart Rate
We've always been told that engaging in regular exercises like walking, running, or swimming gives us a healthier heart. But do you know that over-exercising may also over-work your heart and increase your chances of having heart disease? A fast heart rate of over 100 beats per minute can make you lose your breath and...
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4 Symptoms of a Heart Attack that Women may Overlook
While the classic symptoms of a heart attack, such as chest pain and discomfort in the left arm, are common for men, symptoms in women are less well-defined and may even be silent. Over the years, we have seen many female patients that had suffered from a minor heart attack without even knowing it. Some...
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5 Simple Tests To Help You Achieve Optimal Heart Health
There is nothing more painful than losing a loved one to sudden death due to heart attack, cardiac arrest or stroke. These cardiovascular diseases all find their root cause in coronary artery disease, which you could develop when your heart artery is blocked with fatty plaques. Thankfully, seeing your cardiologist in Singapore for regular cardiac...
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Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (DSE)
What is Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography? Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves (high-frequency sound waves) to assess the motion of heart muscle and bood vessels. Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is a non-exercise stress test that allows the cardiologist to study the capacity and reserve of heart muscle function under stressful condition. Dobutamine, a cardiac medication, is infused through...
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Exercise Stress Echocardiography (ESE)
What is Exercise Stress Echocardiography? Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves (high-frequency sound waves) to assess the motion of heart muscle and blood vessels. Exercise Stress echocardiography (ESE) is an exercise stress test that allows the cardiologist to study the capacity and reserve of heart muscle function under stressful condition. You need to exercise on Treadmill machine...
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How Would You Know If Your Chest Pain Is Telling You That Your Heart Is In Trouble
The hot searing pain you are experiencing in your chest might just be a heart burn, but what if the pain in your chest is telling you that your heart is in trouble instead? Here are some common signs of heart-related chest pain and why heart surgery may be necessary to help alleviate it. Common...
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Is Your Heart Bleeding? Learn About The Heart Surgery To Plug Leaks In Your Heart Valve
A healthy heart functions in such a way that it pumps blood sufficiently and enables blood to flow from the heart chambers into the other organs of the body. Unfortunately, leaks can sometimes develop in the heart valves, impairing the forward flow of blood. Leaky heart valves, such as mitral regurgitation, cause blood to flow...
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Preventing The Widow Maker's Disease: 3 Treatments To Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death
It comes without warning; it kills within minutes. No wonder, Sudden Cardiac Death or SCD has been called the widow maker's disease. In Singapore, about 1000 women lose their husbands to SCD yearly. According to the National Heart Centre Singapore, about 90% of SCD occurs in males aged around 47 years old. Whereas for females...
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3 Factors That Make You An Ideal Candidate For Open Heart Surgery
Heart attack is the second most common cause of death in Singapore, and the third most common reason for hospital admission. According to the Ministry of Health, 261 patients were admitted to the National Heart Centre for open heart surgery (coronary artery bypass graft) from 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015. 67 patients were...
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3 Things To Expect After A Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
For many people with a coronary artery disease, the Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, a heart surgery that removes blocked artery and replaces it with a healthy artery, serves as a much-needed lifeline. Many patients experience improved quality of life after a CABG. The effectiveness of the surgery depends on a lot of factors, including post-surgery...
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5 Things Your Cardiologist In Singapore Will Ask You To Do Before A Catheter Ablation
Catheter ablation is a procedure that uses radiofrequency heat (similar to microwave heat) to destroy abnormal heart tissue that causes irregular and rapid heartbeats known as cardiac arrhythmias. As your cardiologist would explain, cardiac arrhythmias can cause shortness of breath, weakness and fainting as a result of your heart's failure to effectively pump blood. While medications...
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5 Truths You Shouldn't Hide From Your Cardiologist
While it's no secret that heart attack occurs without any warning, most people who have had a heart attack confess to one thing: They knew they were at risk, but they either denied or ignored it. Seeing your cardiologist in Singapore for regular heart checks is a good first step towards prevention as long ...
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8 Questions To Ask Your Cardiologist About Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Heart attack is the second most common cause of death in Singapore. Heart attack occurs when the coronary artery supplying blood to the heart becomes hardened or blocked, subsequently cutting the oxygen supply to the heart. The part of the heart muscle that is oxygen-starved begins to die, resulting in heart attack. As your cardiologist...
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Fixing A Broken Heart: How Your Cardiologist In Singapore Can Help You Manage Heart Failure
When your heart is not able to pump enough blood to supply much needed oxygen and nutrients to your body's organs and tissues, the condition is known as heart failure. In most people, heart failure is a chronic disease that has no cure. If you have been diagnosed with chronic heart failure, seeing your cardiologist will...
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Getting Help From Your Cardiologist In Singapore On Permanent Pacemaker Implantation
The heart of a healthy adult beats from 60 to 100 times a minute at rest. As your cardiologist would explain, abnormal heart rhythms, also known as arrhythmia, may cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow or erratically. When this happens, the heart is not able to pump blood effectively, therefore, affecting its...
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Healthy Hearts: Benefits Of Seeing Your Cardiologist In Singapore For Proactive Heart Screening
Many of you may not heed your doctor's advice to start having a healthy lifestyle until you are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. As your cardiologist in Singapore would explain, managing risk factors (such as high blood pressure and high total cholesterol) is crucial to preventing cardiovascular diseases. Seeing your cardiologist in Singapore for proactive screening is...
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Heart Attack: Getting Help From Your Cardiologist In Singapore To Prevent This Silent Killer
According to the Singapore Heart Foundation, 15 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke) every day. This accounts for nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore. As your cardiologist in Singapore will explain, heart attack is a silent killer and many first attacks are fatal or permanently disabling. Because of this, early prevention...
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What is AF Ablation?
Dr Regianld Liew talks about what is AF Ablation, what does it treat and how it is done.
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What is Atrial Fibrillation?
Dr Reginald Liew talks about what is Atrial Fibrillation and what are some of the current treatment options available today.
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What To Expect When Your Heart Is Literally In Your Doctor's Hand: Understanding Angioplasty And Bypass Graft Heart Surgery
Your chest starts to tighten; you find it hard to breathe. You feel your heart racing fast, and suddenly you are nauseated and start to collapse. You could be having a mild stroke or a heart attack and need to be rushed to the ER. Heart attack results from coronary artery disease, a condition where...
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Will I Survive? A Look Into The Survival Rates Of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery In Singapore
Many people who suffer from congenital and coronary heart diseases owe their second life to heart surgery and other heart procedures. In Singapore, more than 500 heart surgeries were performed in 2011, according to the National University Heart Centre. This number is seen to rise as many patients who had been operated on in infancy...
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3 Heart Surgery Procedures To Repair Clogged Arteries And How These Will Help You Live Longer
Stroke and heart attack are two dreaded consequences of coronary artery disease (CAD), which occurs when fatty plaques clog up your coronary arteries. Eating fatty and cholesterol-laden foods is seen as the main reason for fatty plaques to build up in your arteries. Because fatty plaques build up overtime, you may not experience symptoms until...
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Pacemakers, what are they for?
Dr Reginald Liew explains what are pacemakers, how it helps in treatment of multiple heart conditions, how it is implanted and how long it would last.
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Palpitations - Causes, how to detect and how to treat them
Dr Reginald Liew talks about what are palpitations and what are the causes of it. He will also talk about different types of heart rhythm problems, how to detect them and the various treatment options available.
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Heart Health: Get Screened By A Good Cardiologist In Singapore
Have you given your heart a check lately? According to the Ministry of Health, 15 people die from cardiovascular disease everyday in Singapore. This means that 1 out of 3 deaths in the country are caused by a heart disease or stroke. As with many other diseases, keeping your heart healthy is an important defence...
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The Importance of Pre-Exercise Cardiac Screening
Regular exercise of moderate intensity is widely encouraged to reduce one's long term risk of heart disease. The incidence of sudden cardiac death of an athlete is a rare tragedy that is related to the increased risk associated with strenuous exercise in the presence of a quiescent cardiac abnormality. Pre-exercise cardiac screening for individuals participating...
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