To Good Health in Your 50s

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Date:
Saturday, 29 September 2018
Time:
12.45pm to 5.15pm
(Doors open at 12.45pm)
Venue:
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Level 2, The Ballroom,
2 Temasek Boulevard


Programme
12.45pm
Registration and Free Health Screenings
1.45pm
Introduction
1.50pm
Surviving a Heart Attack - Past, Present and Future

Heart attack remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Singapore. Despite modern unhealthy lifestyles and dietary habits, survival rate from heart attacks continues to improve with advancement in management and treatment.

Dr Soon Chao Yang

Interventional Cardiologist,
The Heart Doctors Clinic @ Mount Alvernia Hospital

2.20pm
Images of the Heart - How Do Cardiologists Decide What to Do for Patients?

There are many different treatment strategies available for treating heart disease. The correct choices depend on accurate information about the heart. Questions such as, "Does the patient really need a stent procedure or a bypass?", "Is the heart weak?", "Has the heart been damaged by a heart attack?", "Is surgery needed for a valve?" and "How long does the patient with heart disease have to live?" all require information from Imaging Tests. In this talk, Dr Ho explains how your cardiologists check on the heart and make the right decisions for you.

Dr Ho Kheng Thye

Senior Consultant Cardiologist,
Heart Consultants Pte Ltd

2.50pm
Myth or Fact - 5 Commonly Asked Questions to Your Cardiologist

As information can be created and spread easily through the web and social media platforms, it can be very difficult for the public to determine the accuracy of the information provided. In this talk, Dr Brian Khoo will demystify 5 commonly asked questions by the public, based on current available evidence.

Dr Brian Khoo

Consultant Cardiologist,
Nobel Heart Centre

3.20pm
Tea Break
3.50pm
Taking Medicine for the Heart: The Do's and Don'ts

The development of highly effective medicine for a whole range of heart diseases had been dramatic in the last few decades. Many serious heart diseases that were previously considered a death sentence can now be treated and controlled with medications alone. However, sometimes with highly beneficial medicine comes potential side effects. If you are on medicine for your heart or heart-related illness, it is important for you to know and understand why you are on these medicine, what they are for, how they should be taken and for how long; and to understand the potential side effects and interaction with the medicine you are taking. The talk aims to help you understand the important of the medicine you are taking.

Dr Tan Kok Soon

Senior Consultant Cardiologist,
Orchard Heart Specialist Clinic @ Mount Alvernia Hospital

4.20pm
Exercising the Heart

Of all the heart-healthy habits, regular exercises are one of the most prescribed. But is there too much of a good thing when it comes to exercises and sports? And what about keeping exercising for cardiac patients?

Dr Derek Yong

Interventional Cardiologist,
Restore Heart Centre @ Mount Alvernia Hospital

4.50pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A
5:15pm
End of Seminar

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