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Bioabsorbable Coronary Stents

Bioabsorbable Coronary Stents

Who is it for? Bioabsorbable Vascular Scaffolds (BVS) are made from synthetic polymers that have been specifically produced for safe use in the human body. Many patients who are eligible for the regular cardiac stent are also eligible for the new BVS technology. Until...

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Heart Screening

Heart Screening

What is it? A heart screening a.k.a. cardiac screening is a diagnostic test that is used to detect and evaluate any underlying heart diseases or conditions. It is often deployed as a preventive measure to easily counter any complications before it worsens and causes...

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation – TAVI

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation – TAVI

About Your Heart The human heart has four valves and the aortic valve is one of them. The aorta is the main artery carrying blood out of the heart. (When blood leaves the heart, it flows through the aortic valve, into the aorta.) TAVI: Who is it for? Transcatheter...

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Cardiac Stenting – Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Cardiac Stenting – Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Who is it for? Cardiac stenting, or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is recommended for people who suffer from narrow or blocked coronary arteries as a result of coronary artery disease (CAD). It is also used as an emergency treatment for heart attack cases...

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MitraClip Therapy

MitraClip Therapy

Who is it for? MitraClip Therapy is a form of minimally invasive surgery/procedure which is used to treat patients suffering from Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) with Severe Mitral Regurgitation (MR). What is Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)? The mitral valve is one of four...

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Getting To Know Chest Pain

Getting To Know Chest Pain

The chest pain a person feels 24 hours before a heart attack may actually save his/her life. Up to 40 per cent of heart attack patients experience chest pain, which is also known as pre-infraction angina. According to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF),...

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A Cool Body Could Save Your Life

A Cool Body Could Save Your Life

A trial conducted by the Singapore General Hospital found that cardiac arrest patients could triple their chances of survival by using a treatment technique known as Therapeutic Hypothermia. During this treatment, an unconscious patient’s body is rapidly cooled from...

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Eating Control Tips for Chinese New Year

Eating Control Tips for Chinese New Year

In February 2013′s e-Newsletter, we talked about how consuming too much Chinese New Year goodies can increase the risk of heart disease. Here, we would like to go a step further and offer you some invaluable practical tips to help you control your appetite this...

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Yoga For A Healthier Heart

Yoga For A Healthier Heart

The history of yoga dates back as far as 5,000 years ago in ancient India. Today, it is practised by many around the world to help with relaxation, improving flexibility and health. From hatha yoga to astanga, yoga offers numerous benefits for your heart. A study by...

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Renal Denervation a.k.a. RDN or Ardian

Renal Denervation a.k.a. RDN or Ardian

Who is it for? Patients whose blood pressure exceeds 160/90mmhg – 160 for systolic (heart contraction) and 90 for diastolic (heart relaxation). This is after taking three or more medications have failed to deliver an effective drop in blood pressure. Hypertension is...

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A Christmas Diet For Your Heart

A Christmas Diet For Your Heart

Good for the Heart Baked Turkey is one of the dishes that cannot be missed during Christmas. It is actually healthier as compared to other meat choices like beef and ham, containing less cholesterol and saturated fat. Not only that; it is also rich in tryptophan, an...

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