Services and Procedures
What is cardiology and what are cardiovascular diseases?
Cardiology involves the diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the heart and blood vessels. These structures are known as the cardiovascular system. Cardiologists are the medical specialists who diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases of the cardiovascular system. They commonly treat conditions such as stroke, heart failure, and heart attacks.
Many of the diseases cardiologists treat are actually long-term in nature and largely preventable. For example, clots in the blood vessels surrounding the heart can lead to a heart attack if untreated. Early prevention of these clots can stop heart attacks from occurring. Cardiologists focus much of their efforts on early diagnosis, reversing or limiting disease progression, forming a close partnership with their patients along the treatment journey.Request an appointment with a cardiologist today.
When do you need to see a cardiologist?
Do you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis?
- Pain in the chest area, or below the breastbone
- Frequent dizziness, fainting, or shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- High blood pressure
- Hyperlipidaemia (abnormal levels of lipids in your blood)
- Heart murmurs (your doctor will hear an unusual whooshing through the stethoscope)
If you do, or if you are worried about someone who does, consider consulting a cardiologist.
As with any initial consultation, your first visit to a cardiologist is an information gathering exercise. Your specialist will ask about you and your family’s health history. Bring copies of recent lab results and prepare any questions you may have for the doctor prior to the visit. By choosing to consult one of our specialists, you are taking the first step towards understanding and treating your symptoms.Enquire with our cardiologists.
Why you should consider our cardiologists in Singapore
Our team of highly qualified cardiologists at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre is able to diagnose and treat many cardiac conditions. Highly trained, with advanced medical degrees from the UK, Australia, USA, and Singapore, our cardiologists are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiovascular issues.
We know that heart conditions are long-term in nature. The key to preventing and controlling the disease is a healthy lifestyle. Our team works with you in collaboration with other specialists to encourage a healthier lifestyle, complemented with a medical therapy plan to achieve your desired outcomes.
We will provide holistic and personalised care as we guide you and your family through this lifelong journey.
Major Areas of Specialisation
Our cardiologists will diagnose, treat and rehabilitate you. They will provide the most appropriate plan of action for your condition, to control or slow down the progression of disease. Our cardiologists are experienced in the following areas:
- Abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) treatment
- Acute percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (or balloon angioplasty)
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease
- Automated Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (AICD)
- Cardiac ablation
- Cardiac imaging
- Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology
- Congenital heart disease treatment
- Coronary angiography
- Coronary artery disease treatment
- Electrocardiography (ECG)
- Electrophysiology and Pacing
- General Cardiology
- Heart Failure
- Heart screening
- Hypertension treatment
- Interventional Cardiology
- Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging
- Nuclear Cardiology
- Structural Heart Disease Programme (TAVI, MitraClip)
- Women’s Heart Health
Did you know?
Contrary to common belief, the location of your heart is between the lungs, almost in the centre of your chest, and not on the left side.
The human heart beats about 100,000 times a day and about 35 million times a year. Over an average lifetime, it will beat more than 2.5 billion times.