Doctor & Patient Education Cardiac Specialist Centre
5. What is this #5?

This is the colour flow mapping

At zero degree, the answer is obvious
This is a bio-prosthetic mitral valve
This is an intra-operative trans-oesophageal echo

Colour flow mapping

This was the pre-op TEE

The mitral valve is prolapsed

The mitral regurgitation was severe
However, due to heavy calcification of the leaflet, a simple repair was not possible

Know Your Cardiologists

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?

Heart Disease
Learn about your heart Conditions

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.