There are many cardiac tests which are commonly done as part of health screening. It is important to know what they mean so that we may know the appropriate steps to take following their results. Let us take a look at how we determine your cardiovascular risk, the recommended cardiac tests to take and how to interpret your results.
In Singapore, 19 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart diseases and stroke) every day. According to the Singapore Heart Foundation, cardiovascular-related events account for 31.7% of all deaths in Singapore. It is clear from these statistics that cardiovascular disease carries a heavy burden for our nation - but we can protect ourselves and reduce the overall mortality rate in Singapore through simple preventive steps.
Part of getting older sometimes means requiring immediate care and relying on others for help. If you care for an elderly patient at home, you’d know how important and underestimated home healthcare services are. Yet, as many as 30% of older adult patients refuse home health assistance when discharged from the hospital, with the majority [...]
Did you know that in Singapore, 17 people die from heart disease and stroke everyday, making cardiovascular disease the 2nd most common cause of death here? The scary thing about cardiovascular disease is it can strike unexpectedly regardless of age or size — I’m sure you’ve heard of the many marathon runners who collapsed and [...]