Cardiology for the Layman

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading non-communicable disease (NCD) in the world, and it was one of the top two causes of death in Singapore in 2016.

While CVD can mostly be prevented and controlled through a comprehensive and integrated action plan, it is very expensive to treat. Hence, regular health screenings are important to identify the early signs of CVD. In addition, modifiable behavioural risk factors namely a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, tobacco smoking and harmful consumption of alcohol are known to be associated with CVD.

With the assistance of various doctors on our board, SHF has come up with a series of articles for anyone to better understand the different terms you usually see when facing a heart condition.

Heart Murmur (Mar 16)
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Sep 16)
Chest Pain: am I having a heart attack? (Dec 16)
Cardiac Rehabilitation puts more patients on the road to recovery (Jun 17)
What is Myocarditis? (Sep 17)
What you need to know about anti-coagulants (Mar 18)
What is Preventive Cardiology (Jun 18)
Fainting Spells – When is it Cardiovascular related? (Jun 19)