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The Perils of Obesity in Women

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How putting on weight puts your health at risk

The worldwide prevalence of obesity is increasing steadily. In Singapore, the percentage of obese adults has increased from 6.9% in 2004 to 10.8% in 2010. In 2010, 9.5% of female adults were classified as obese. What is obesity? Obesity is[...]

Heart Disease


Not just a man’s disease

Women, take heed! If you think your husband is the only one prone to heart disease, think again. According to the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF), ‘heart disease and stroke combined is the leading cause of death among women in Singapore.’[...]

Women and Heart Attack

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Understanding symptoms and risk factors

Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the most severe form of heart artery disease. It is caused by sudden cut-off of blood supply to heart muscles as a result of severe narrowing of heart artery or sudden formation of blood[...]

Take Your Heart Health Seriously


Madam Serene Siew tells us a heartfelt story

She was just fresh from her therapy at the National University Hospital when I met Madam Serene Siew. Jolly and quick to laugh, she didn’t look like she just had a heart bypass surgery four months ago. At 56, married[...]

Women and Coronary Heart Disease


What you need to know about cardiovascular diseases in women

Many women still think that heart disease only affects men. The truth is, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women. Although there has been a decline in coronary artery disease deaths in men in the last two[...]

Sex Differences in Heart Disease


Perspectives on women’s heart disease from a female cardiologist

The referral letter read, ‘Dear Cardiologist, please see this 60-year-old lady for the problem of chest discomfort.’ Certainly, this is one of the most frequently encountered clinical problems in my General Cardiology clinic, and one of particular concern to me.[...]

The Next ‘It’ Nutrient


Plant sterols wage war against heart disease

Move over omega-3 fatty acids, there’s a new ‘it’ weapon against heart disease in town. Plant sterols are becoming increasingly popular these days that they’re showing up even in margarines and yoghurts. Although not far from new – it was[...]

Champion of Our Hearts – Interview with Dr Goh Ping Ping


Dr Goh Ping Ping advocates for women’s heart health

With her gentle demeanor, soft but determined voice and kind face, Dr Goh Ping Ping is the sort of person you would randomly approach for directions at a busy street. Listen to her talk and discuss about things she’s passionate[...]

What’s your fool-proof tip to making your favourite dishes heart-friendly?


The 3 best answers will each receive a copy of Hearty Delights Cookbook from SHF (signed by Former President SR Nathan).

Singapore Heart Foundation’s very own cookbook Hearty Delights features healthy recipes from 25 world-class chefs working in prestigious hotels in Singapore. Beautifully bound in hardback, Hearty Delights will serve as an excellent gift to your loved ones as well as[...]

Heart Attack Kills


Recognise it and learn what to do when it happens

If you think YOU or SOMEONE you are with is having a heart attack, call for medical assistance immediately. Dial 995! Thousands of people die each year because people did not seek medical help in time. THE BAD NEWS is[...]

Pulmonary Hypertension


The other “High Blood Pressure”

Pulmonary hypertension is a lung disorder affecting the pulmonary arteries. The arteries become narrowed, thereby restricting blood flow, resulting in abnormal high blood pressure in these arteries. This causes undue strain on the right ventricle of the heart, causing it[...]

Gum Disease


It’s a matter of the heart

You may be wondering what gum disease has to do with heart problems – after all, the mouth and the heart are separate organs of the body. Gum (periodontal) disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the supporting bone[...]

Unblocking the Pathways to Your Heart


Taking a much less conventional approach to CAD treatment

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is where the arteries of the heart are blocked. This has been one of the most prevalent diseases in developed countries that knows no gender or socio-economic distinction, although men seem to be more susceptible to[...]

Sudden Death


Heart Disease is A Woman’s Disease

You may be dismayed to know that according to statistics, heart disease is really more of a woman’s disease! Yes, cardiovascular disease is THE leading cause of mortality among women around the world. In Singapore, it is the leading cause[...]

Exercise Prescription


If you’ve been overweight, this advice is your best New Year’s gift to yourself

Many countries in Asia have reported a rise in the numbers of obese and overweight adults and children during the last decade. Traditionally, lowering caloric intake was the solution for reducing obesity. However, in recent years, growing evidence suggests that[...]

The ABCs of Heart Screen

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Dr. Peter Yan gives us a rundown on how to keep our hearts in check

From simple stress testing to more complicated myocardial perfusion imaging, our heart is an amazing little thing. It works constantly without resting, beating over 100,000 times a day and almost 40 million times a year. On the average, a man’s heart[...]

Red Wine

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A glass of red wine a day keeps the Heart Doctor away

Imagine exercising your heart, the most vital organ in your body, without actually lifting a foot! Some studies reveal that drinking a glass or two of red wine a day does exactly that and more. The secret lies in resveratrol,[...]

Keeping Your Heart Happy!

It may be an age old symbol of emotion, but everyone knows that the human heart is really nothing more than a pump. Or is it?

New research suggests a direct link between your state of mind and the state of your heart. Your heart is the organ that keeps the system in your body running efficiently through its constant supply of oxygenated blood and elimination[...]

Heart Supplements


Just as your face needs moisturizer or your hair conditioner, your heart needs its daily dose of pampering as well!

We all know how important our heart is. But unlike our hair or skin, we don’t fuss over it as much. We don’t visit any spa or salon every three weeks to “fix” it. And we certainly don’t spend a[...]


Cardiology (from Greek καρδίᾱ, kardiā, “heart”; and -λογία, -logia) is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart (specifically the human heart). The field includes diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart[...]

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