Heart valve disease can lead to conditions such as mitral valve prolapse and mitral valve stenosis, which can cause heart failure.
What are the earliest signs of heart failure?
Heart failure is a chronic condition where the heart is not able to pump blood and nutrients effectively through the heart and body, leading to various symptoms over time.
What do you need to know about heart transplant in Singapore?
Heart transplant is an option for patients who suffer from end stage heart failure. The Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) in Singapore has expanded the pool of potential heart donors.
How should mitral valve abnormalities be treated?
In severe cases of mitral valve abnormalities, mitral valve surgery might be necessary to repair, or even replace the valve.
7 Myths about Heart Disease
In the US and Europe, cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke combined) is the leading cause of death. In Singapore, it is the second leading.
Treating faulty heart valves without surgery
In treating faulty heart valves, a new minimally invasive, catheter-based treatment called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) has been developed.
What treatments for heart failure are least invasive?
Options to manage heart failure include medications, VAD implantations, heart bypass surgery, heart valve surgery or heart transplant.
When do swollen ankles and feet signify a heart valve problem?
Swollen feet and swollen ankles could be a sign of heart valve disease as the blood flow through the heart to the body is inhibited, leading to fluid build-up.
Understanding different types of lung surgery – keyhole surgery, open surgery, lobectomy
Cardiothoracic surgeons use surgical procedures such as keyhole surgery, lobectomy and open lobectomy (thoracotomy) to remove cancer from the lung.
How does a doctor diagnose lung cancer?
Chest X-rays and Computerised Tomography (CT) scans are some of the tests done to diagnose lung cancer. If a tumour is detected, a biopsy will ascertain the type of cancer and its stage.
Persistent cough, hoarse voice, coughing up blood – are these symptoms of nose or lung cancer?
A chronic cough, coughing up blood, a hoarse voice, chest pains and fatigue could be symptoms of late-stage lung cancer.