Previous Page  7 / 40 Next Page
Show Menu
Previous Page 7 / 40 Next Page
Page Background By Asst. Prof. Edgar Tay Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology Asst. Prof. Tay co-leads the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and mitraclip mitral valve repair programme. He subspecialises in the eld of adult congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and structural intervention. By A/Prof. Quek Swee Chye Chairman, Medical Board, National University Hospital (NUH) A/Prof. Quek is the head of the Division of Paediatric Cardiology, NUH, and is also the only Singaporean council member of the Adult Congenital and Paediatric Cardiology Section of the American College of Cardiology. His interest lies in congenital and acquired heart disease in children and his work has been extensively published in peer-reviewed journals.

Figure 1: A specially designed

catheter (thin hollow tube) is

inserted from a vein, typically in

the leg.


Leakage of the valve that controls blood flow from

the heart to the lungs.


Deterioration and loss of function in the passages

of fluids or air.


Tubes that connect the flow of blood from the

heart to the lungs.


Tissues or organs obtained from members of the

same species.