DR. TAN CHONG HIOK Consultant Cardiologist,
Interventional Cardiologist and Echocardiologist
Participation in International/Regional Conferences and Presentations:
1. 21 - 23 January 2016.
Faculty for 2016 Asia PCR/SingLive
2. 27 - 29th November 2015.
Invited speaker for EPIC (Essential Percutaneous Intervention Course) in Sydney Australia
Title of talk: Channel crossing and wire selection in retrograde approach for treatment of CTO
3. September 2015.
Faculty for SingLive 6th CTO Intervention Live Course.
4. August 2015.
Faculty for Asia Primary Angioplasty Conference (APAC).
5. 19th to 20th June 2015.
Faculty for 16th CTO Club. Nagoya Japan.
6. 6th - 7th June 2015.
Invited speaker for Intervention Symposium organised by Boston Scientific in Bangkok, Thailand. 'Master the Complex'. The cases can be view on our site under 'Patient Education' page. Cases 6 and 7.
7. 22nd-24th Jan 2015. Asia PCR(SingLive).
Invited faculty and panelist. Also presented a talk on "Implantation of Absorb in Chronic Total Occlusion of In-Stent-Restenosis". This talk can be view in the 'Interventional' section of the Patient Education page
I feel breathless when walking.
I feel a tightness over my chest.
Do I need to take my medicine for my blood pressure?
Do I need to take my medicine for my cholesterol?
Do I really need stents for my artery?
Do I really need to have a bypass operation?
When should I go for health screening?
I have heart problem, can I take Viagra?
I have heart problem, should I exercise?
You may need an ultra sound scan of your heart to assess its function.
You may need a treadmill stress test.
You may need closer monitoring.
You may need a more thorough risk assessment and life style change.
You may only need to take your medicine.
You may get away with just stenting.
This generally should start at 40 years old.
Yes, but there are certain strict conditions to fulfill.
Yes, but you will need to find out the appropriate intensity.