About the National
NUHCS is a specialty centre under NUHS that aims to
advance heart health through clinical work, research and
education. It o ers comprehensive treatment of heart
problems through its six core clinical programmes.
Heart Failure Programme
a multidisciplinary team of physicians, case
managers, nurses, dietitians, social workers,
pharmacists and physiotherapists. It has
successfully reduced re-admission rates, length
of hospital stays and mortality rates.
Heart Rhythm Programme
seeks to deliver
better treatment and management of heart
rhythm disorders, which are increasing as the
population ages. It o ers a range of evaluation
techniques and treatment procedures, and works
closely with the Heart Failure Programme to co-
manage high-risk patients.
Congenital and Structural Heart Disease
o ers continuous care throughout
patients’ lifespans. Besides surgeries for
inborn heart conditions and minimally invasive
procedures, the programme includes pre-natal
testing and genetic counselling for parents with a
history of congenital heart disease.
Acute Coronary Syndrome Programme
provides timely help for heart attack patients.
It has reduced the time it takes to move such
patients from admission to the procedural room
for “ballooning” (to unclog heart blockages). At 47
minutes, it has exceeded international standards
of 90 minutes.
Vascular Medicine and Therapy Programme
aims to reduce limb amputations that result from
the hardening of the arteries. It o ers personalised
patient care, including diagnostic testing, patient
education and surgery.
Women's Heart Health Programme
is a local
programme dedicated to women with or at risk
of heart disease. It aims to raise awareness and
create a comfortable one-stop environment for
the evaluation, management and education of
cardiovascular conditions in women.
Each core programme aims
to provide tertiary level of
care to diseases of strategic
importance to Singapore.
Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Director, National
University Heart Centre, Singapore