Heart disease is becoming increasingly common. Chest discomfort, breathlessness or palpitations are symptoms that could indicate a heart problem. If detected and treated early, this can lead to better outcomes and an improvement in the patient's quality of life.
Primary angioplasty is an emergency treatment for a heart attack. It clears the blockage in the artery as soon as possible in order to minimise heart damage and increase the patient's chances of survival.
Elective coronary angiography determines the severity of the stenosis if the cardiac ischaemic risk is high on less invasive tests. Coronary stenting is performed if necessary... Read more
Health screening refers to the use of medical tests, examinations or other procedures such as blood tests, urine tests, X-rays and other scans that are done to determine if you have a medical disease or condition.
We also offer exercise stress testing and echocardiography to screen for cardiac disease... Read more
A slow heart rate or bradycardia due to sick sinus syndrome or atrioventricular block can lead to dizziness or fainting, and can sometimes be life-threatening. A pacemaker helps to increase the heart rate, resolving symptoms and can lead to a better prognosis... Read more
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy is used to improve cardiac function in patients with poor heart function and uncoordinated heart contraction... Read more
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is used when the patient is at high risk of life-threatening heart rhythm abnormalities or arrhythmia. During a cardiac arrest due to arrhythmia, a shock or pain-free rapid pacing therapy will be life-saving.
Sudden onset, rapid heartbeats can cause thumping sensations or palpitations. This may be due to supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) where the source of the impulse is above the ventricles and overides the normal pacemaker of the heart (sinus node).
Causes of SVT include atrioventricular node reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) and atrioventricular reentry tachycardia (AVRT).
Regular medications can help prevent episodic SVT. Having an electrophysiology study and radiofrequency ablation (localised small burn) of the underlying source can be curative... Read more
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition which leads to an irregular, fast heartbeat causing palpitations and breathlessness. It is also an important risk factor for stroke. Medications can rate-control or reset the irregular rhythm. When medical therapy is not enough, patients may benefit from ablation.
Cryoablation is a minimally invasive procedure in which a thin flexible tube, known as a balloon catheter, is used to locate and freeze/disable heart tissue that can cause AF.