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Dr Lin Weiqin

 

MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Internal Medicine)

 

Consultant Department of Cardiology, NUHCS

Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS  

 

Dr Lin Weiqin is presently a Consultant with the Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore.

 

Dr Lin graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2008. He completed his Basic Specialist Training in Internal Medicine and was conferred the Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the National University of Singapore, and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) in 2011. Thereafter, he completed his cardiology training in the National University Heart Centre, Singapore in 2015.

 

He was awarded the Healthcare Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) in 2017 and completed a year of fellowship training in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA. Over the course of the fellowship, he was trained in the management of acute heart failure with temporary mechanical circulatory support, as well as caring for advanced heart failure patients with implanted durable left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) or heart transplantation. Upon returning to Singapore, his main aim has been to provide state-of-the-art care for patients living with heart failure through a multi-disciplinary approach.

 

Besides heart failure, his other subspecialty interests include cardiomyopathies and echocardiography. He performs right heart catheterisation, cardiac biopsy and trans-oesophaegeal echocardiography as part of his practice.

 

Dr Lin is also active in clinical research and medical education. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented abstracts in international scientific meetings. He holds the concurrent appointment of Assistant Professor in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

 

Specialty Interest(s):

  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Echocardiography

 

Publications

  1. Cardiogenic shock post-percutaneous coronary intervention for myocardial infarction. Lin W, Yeo TC, Poh KK.
    Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2013;42:485-487. PMID: 24162327.
  2. Electrocardiography series. Electrocardiographic T wave abnormalities. Lin W, Teo SG, Poh KK.
    Singapore Med J. 2013;54:606-610. PMID: 24276094.

  3. Snare vegetectomy for right-sided endocarditis. Seow SC, Lin WQ, Wong RC. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013;82:E750-3. doi.org/10.1002/ccd.24994.
  4. Effectiveness of early cardiology undergraduate learning using simulation on retention, application of learning and level of confidence during clinical clerkships. Lin W, Lee GK, Loh JP, Tay EL, Sia W, Lau TC, Hooi SC, Poh KK. Singapore Med J. 2015;56:98-102. PMID: 25715855.

  5. Refractory Hypoxemia Following Inferior ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Case Report of an Unusual Complication and Review of Treatment Strategies. Lin W, Yip JW, Yeo TC. Heart Lung Circ. 2015 ;24:e157-61. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.04.175.

  6. Spontaneous Coronary Dissection Masquerading as Benign Fascicular Ventricular Tachycardia. Ho SW, Lin W, Chan KH, Seow SC. Heart Lung Circ. 2016;25:e9-11. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.08.013.

  7. Superior performance of N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide for diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure in an Asian compared with a Western setting. Ibrahim I, Kuan WS, Frampton C, Troughton R, Liew OW, Chong JP, Chan SP, Tan LL, Lin WQ, Pemberton CJ, Ooi SB, Richards AM. Eur J Heart Fail. 2017;19:209-217. doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.612

  8. Transitional Care to Reduce Heart Failure Readmission Rates in South East Asia.
    Wan Xian Chan, Weiqin Lin, and Raymond Ching Chiew Wong
    Cardiac Failure Review 2016;2:85–9

  9. Novel Insights and Treatment Strategies for Right Heart Failure. Lin W, Poh AL, Tang WHW. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2018;15:141-155. doi: 10.1007/s11897-018-0389-5.

     

 

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