Catheter-based Mitral Valve Repair with the MITRACLIP
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
Catheter-based Renal Artery Denervation for Resistant Hypertension
The Watchman Device: A Novel Therapy for Prevention of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation
Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold
Dedicated Bifurcation drug-eluting Stent: Axxess Stent
Endovascular repair of aortic conditions: EVAR and TEVAR
Organ Transplantation and Mechanical Heart
Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
Minimally Invasive Repair of Chest Wall Deformities
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging CMR
Real Time Live 3D TEE-guided Procedures and Surgeries
Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement
PARACHUTE Left Ventricular Partitioning Device
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR and Paediatric Advanced Life Support PALS
GrownUp Congenital Heart Disease GUCH
Paediatric & Congenital Heart Centre PCHC
Advances in non-invasive imaging like 2D and 3D echocardiography, foetal echocardiogram, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging CMRI, multi-sliced computerized tomography MSCT, have led to earlier and more accurate diagnosis, guide more definitive treatment, like catheter-based treatment, guide more refined surgery. Added with advances in intensive care management, more patients with congenital heart disease, including complex congenital heart disease now survive to reach adulthood. Some complex congenital heart disease may require staged surgery or may require added surgery when they outgrow the conduit/s that was used for initial surgery. There may also be changes in intracardiac and intra-arterial pressures as the patient grows.
As these patients grow into adulthood, other issues arise, including pregnancy and contraception, other medical conditions, the need for treatment on non-cardiac conditions and surgery, social issues like employment, insurance, genetic counseling and physical activities.
There is a need for specialists to attend to these patients.
IJN EXPERIENCE AND TRACK RECORD
IJN started the GUCH services in June 2008, and on average the clinic has added 120 to 140 cases per year.
Doctor in charge of GUCH services: