Detecting Heart Diseases – Screening and Diagnostic Options

27 September 2022

Standfirst: When exactly should you start checking for heart disease, and how does a doctor screen and diagnose a heart condition? Cardiologist Dr Paul Ong explains the details. As the saying goes, early detection saves lives. Particularly so in the case of heart disease, because discovering the possibility of a heart condition will allow a doctor to take the necessary steps to diagnose the exact issue and prevent the condition from worsening.

INOCA – Ischaemia with Non Obstructive Coronary Artery

20 September 2022

There is also a small group of patients who come to me with classical symptoms of heart pain (angina) and often with abnormal exercise ECG. Yet they may have normal CT coronary angiogram showing widely patent heart vessels. This group of patients may have Coronary Microvascular Disease (CMD). Although the coronary microvascular system is one of the main components of coronary circulation, its relevance has been underestimated for a long time, since micro-vessels are invisible by the current imaging techniques, and their function may be assessed only indirectly.

Latest on Hypertension Management

15 July 2022


Why this topic? Based on your experience, what is the prevalence in Singapore?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a serious medical condition. The World Health Organization estimates that 1.28 billion people have hypertension, and fewer than one in five have it under control. In Singapore, is it estimated that 1 in 4 Singapore residents aged 30 to 69 years have hypertension.


18 January 2022


Mount Elizabeth Hospitals - Bangladesh Office

30 December 2021

Meet the team behind another milestone in our mission to achieve better and safer treatment for our heart patients with the first-ever Impella Assisted Coronary Angioplasty.

This was done at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital on 29 December 2021, and is the first for a private hospital in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Supported by an experienced team of nurses, the procedure was successfully performed by Cardiologists Dr Lim Tai Tian, Dr Paul Ong and Dr Edgar Tay.


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