As Singaporeans increasingly suffer from “first world problems” caused by lifestyle choices such as a poor diet, lack of exercise, work and family stress, social & financial pressures, and other unhealthy habits, our heart is one of the first organs to be impacted. High blood pressure & cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, being overweight can all lead to heart disease. Or you could simply have a family history of heart problems which puts you at higher risk of a stroke or heart attack
Are you having chest pains? Heart palpitations? Breathlessness after a seemingly mild exertion? This and many others may be symptoms of coronary heart disease. Known as the leading cause of heart attacks, coronary artery disease is a condition in which the artery walls to the heart get clogged up with cholesterol deposits called plaque.
At Ascension Heart Centre, Dr Brian Khoo believes in delivering personalised care for each and every patient depending on his/her symptoms, family history and overall lifestyle. Dr Khoo’s signature comforting manner, his patience and professional knowledge over 17 years of practice, combined with our clinic’s latest cardiology equipment & technology ensures that you will have the best medical care possible.
In Singapore, statistics show that 17 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart diseases and stroke) every day. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 30.1% of all deaths. This means that nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore is due to heart diseases or stroke. Don’t be one of the statistics; if you suspect you have heart problems, or just want assurance with a heart screening, call us today to make an appointment.
Key Screening tests for monitoring cardiovascular health are:
Chest pains may be caused by angina or a heart attack. While there may be other reasons for your chest pain, here we will only cover a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when a coronary artery suddenly becomes blocked, stopping the flow of blood to the heart muscle and damaging it. All or part of the heart muscle is cut off from its oxygen supply. Left without oxygen, the heart muscle is injured
If athletes are passionate about their sports, we’ll exhaust all available testing to help them stay safe while participating. It’s rare that we have to help an athlete understand why participation isn’t a safe choice, though this outcome does happen.