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Sports Cardiology Programme

 

 


 

Introduction

 

The benefits of exercise have been well established for virtually anyone, whether it is for the promotion of health or prevention of disease. In recent years, more and more people are engaging in regular exercise, including endurance activities such as long distance running.

 

There may be questions running through your mind such as:

  • I have not exercised in a while, is this exercise suitable for me?
  • I am physically active but have not done a full marathon before; will it be harmful to my heart?
  • If I have heart disease or chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, is exercise safe for me? What kind of exercises can I do?
  • There are reports of very fit people collapsing during exercise; will it happen to me?

 

At NUHCS, all individuals are welcome, whether you are someone looking to start regular physical activity, or you are an elite athlete concerned about your heart.

 

Make an appointment with our Sports Cardiology Clinic now to have your queries answered!

 

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Treatments Offered 

 

Pre-participation Screening

Are you looking to start on an exercise programme or thinking of joining a running event but worried about your heart? Come for a pre-participation screening for a comprehensive assessment of your heart health and suitability for exercise.

 

Individualised Exercise Prescription

Have exercise schedule, intensity and frequency tailored to your individual abilities and goals.

 

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Physically Active Individuals

Did you have a heart attack, heart surgery or any other form of heart condition previously and want to get back to being active? Our trained physiotherapists will be happy to impart knowledge and supervise your training in a safe manner, giving you the confidence you need to return to exercise.

 

Athlete’s Heart Research

NUHCS is collaborating with the Singapore Sports Institute to create a first-in-Asia Sports Cardiology Registry for Team Singapore athletes in order to better understand how various sports affects the heart.

 

Available investigations include:

  • - Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • - Echocardiogram
  • - Treadmill exercise testing
  • - Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)
  • - Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

 

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Sports cardiology programme research team members

 

Assistant Professor Lingaraj Krishna

Director
NUH Sports Centre

 

Assistant Professor Yeo Tee Joo

Consultant 

NUHCS

 

Dr Frankie Tan

Head, Sports Science and Medicine Centre
Singapore Sports Institute

 

Dr Grignani Robert Teodoro

Consultant
NUH Paediatrics 

 

Dr Wang Mingchang

Associate Consultant
NUH Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

 

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Useful Links

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/prevention-is-always-better-than-cure-when-it-comes-to-your-heart

https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/exercising-and-running-towards-a-healthy-heart-and-more

https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/pre-race-screening-is-about-your-own-safety

http://www.nuhs.edu.sg/wbn/slot/u4095/Marathon%20Raiders.pdf

http://www.nuhs.edu.sg/wbn/slot/u4137/060818%20Brisk%20walking,%20cycling,%20swimming%20suitable%20for%20heart%20patients.pdf

 

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