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25 July 2015, Saturday


2:00pm to 5:00pm


NUHS Tower Block
Auditorium Level 1
National University Health System
1E Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119228 


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Parking is available at NUHS Tower Block.


You can feel your heart thudding when you place your hand to your chest. On an average, it beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping oxygen and blood throughout the body. But do you know how it works or how do you keep it in an excellent condition?  What treatments are there today to fix the heart? What happens when the circulatory system breaks down?How does it lead to leg amputation?


Join us at this seminar and hear it from our heart specialists!

The National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) is one of the two National Specialty Centres in Singapore dedicated to treat patients with complex cardiovascular conditions. And this year, NUHCS presents our biennial English public symposium featuring 5 speakers, covering topics on Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Heart Rhythm, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Vascular Health.


Ticket Prices: 

10 June - 10 July: S$5*
11 July - 25 July: S$10*
*Excludes SISTIC charges of S$1.


SISTIC Website: http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ctruth0715 
SISTIC Hotline:  6348 5555

Directions to NUHS Tower Block

Take Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), towards Changi Airport direction.

Exit 8 on to South Buona Vista Road, turn right at traffic lights on South Buona Vista Road and go forward ahead, turn right to Kent Ridge Road after Science Park Drive.


Take Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), towards Tuas direction.

Exit 8 to South Buona Vista Road, at traffic lights, turn left and go forward ahead to South Buona Vista Road. Keep right and turn right to Kent Ridge Road after Science Park Drive.


From bus stop along Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), you can take:
SBS Transit Bus Service No.: 97, 197, 198 (opposite NUH only), Express 507, SMRT Bus Service No. 963

From bus stop on South Buona Vista Road (outside Science Park I), you can take:

SBS Transit Bus Service No. 92, 200

From bus stop on Lower Kent Ridge Road (outside Kent Ridge MRT station), you can take:

SBS Transit Bus Service No.: 95


SMRT Kent Ridge Station is just at our door step. From Exit A, you will see NUH and from there it leads you to the NUHS Tower Block via the NUH Kent Ridge Wing at Level 8.


From Exit B, you will see the NUHS Tower Block from the station exit, turn left and walk along the South Buona Vista Road towards Science Park Drive and turn right to Kent Ridge Road at the second traffic lights.


1:30pm Doors Open


2:00pm Opening Address



Heart failure epidemic in Singapore: What should I do? 

Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to function effectively as a pump to supple adequate blood to meet the body’s needs, or can only do so at the expense of high pressure within the heart and lung system. Given the rapidly aging population and emerging problems of diabetes and hypertension, heart failure epidemic may be brewing in Singapore. Hear about some strategies you can adopt to stay healthy and stay away from heart failure. 


Dr Raymond Wong 
Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS
Programme Director, Heart Failure Programme, NUHCS 


Sudden death from abnormal heart rhythm: Am I at risk?

Sudden death refers to death that occurs unexpectedly, usually within 24 hours after the onset of symptoms and often in patients without known pre-existing medical conditions. Most cases of sudden death are caused by heart rhythm disturbances, also known as arrhythmias and unfortunately can affect both young and old, even healthy athletes. Gain a better understanding of such potentially lethal arrhythmias, warning signs to be aware of, and state-of-the-art techniques that can be used to screen for and prevent sudden death.


Dr Pipin Kojodjojo
Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS


Heart attack treatment: A journey of a 100 years

Heart attack occurs when coronary heart arteries which supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle become suddenly blocked, resulting in heart muscle death. The blockages are caused by blood clot forming over coronary plaques made of cholesterol and fat deposits. Learn about early recognition of the symptoms, the current life revolutionary treatments as well as cardiac rehabilitation to prevent recurrence among heart attack survivors. 



Prof Tan Huay Cheem
Director, National University Heart Centre, Singapore
Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS

3:05pm Break

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: What do I need to know?

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery is an operation that seeks to prolong life and relieve symptoms by improving the flow of blood to the heart muscle in people with coronary heart disease. It is offered in cases where the coronary arteries that carry oxygen and nutrients to the heart are severely narrowed or blocked. Many people have heard of ‘bypass’ surgery, but do you really know what the surgery is about, what is needed before and after the operation? Get your answers here. 


Dr Kristine Teoh
Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, NUHCS
Clinical Director,  Department of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, NUHCS


Leg amputation: How do I prevent it?

The most common reason for an amputation is poor circulation because of damaged or narrowing of the arteries known as peripheral and arterial disease. As a result, the affected tissue begins to die and infection may set in. What are the symptoms and treatments? Who are at risk? Find out about the facts and how it can be treated early to ensure leg preservation and improving the quality of life. 


Dr Julian Wong
Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, NUHCS
Programme Director, Vascular Medicine and Therapy Programme, 
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, NUHCS

4:15pm Q&A
5:00pm End

This symposium is supported by the following organisations.