Heart disease prevention: is it possible if you have a family history? Is your risk of developing heart disease lower when you're younger? What can you do to prevent heart disease if you already have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes?

Ask Dr Liew Boon Wah, Consultant at the Department of Cardiology, Changi General Hospital (CGH), a member of the SingHealth group, anything about heart disease prevention.

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Dr Liew Boon Wah

Dr Liew Boon Wah is a Consultant with the Department of Cardiology, Changi General Hospital with a special interest in interventional cardiology. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS), School of Medicine in 2003. He completed his basic specialty training in Internal Medicine and obtained his MRCP (United Kingdom) in 2008. He completed his cardiology training in November 2012. He did his interventional cardiology training as a fellow at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan from 2014 to 2015.

He is currently practising in Changi General Hospital and is involved in the care of general cardiology patients as well as performing interventional procedures for patients with coronary artery disease. His interest lies in the management of acute coronary syndrome patients. He is the Director of the Acute Myocardial Infarction program as well as the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Hear from Dr Liew Boon Wah

Dr Liew will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Heart to Heart Talk – Preventing That First Heart Attack forum, which will take place at CGH auditorium on 29 Sep 2018, 9am to 12pm. Here are details of the forum and how to register.

Forum Heart to Heart Talk – Preventing That First Heart Attack

29 Sep 2018 (Sat)

​Time 9am to 12pm
Venue ​Changi General Hospital, Auditorium
Organiser ​Changi General Hospital
Cost Free
Language ​English
Synopsis The heart does not stop working even when you are sleeping. It does so much for you every day but how do you know if your heart is functioning well? If you were to ask how it is doing today, what would it say?

Join us at this forum and discover your heart health. Learn from the experts on how to manage your diet, pick up simple exercise tips that you can do daily and how to look out for early signs of a heart attack. Thinking of taking supplements for your heart? Check with our experts if they would be suitable for you.

There will also be a special cooking demonstration by our chef and fun activities at the booths.

Spend a fruitful Saturday with us and your heart will thank you for it!
  • Welcome Address and Introduction by Dr Liew Boon Wah, Consultant
  • Lowering the highs - Treating blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol issues by Dr Tan Jian Jing, Associate Consultant
  • Exercise – Tips that you must have! by Teo Mei Lun Anna, Senior Physiotherapist
  • Eating your way to a healthier heart - It's not heart to start! by Chua Ningyi Fionn, Dietician
  • Do I have heart disease? A simple guide to symptom recognition and screening tools by Dr Chai Siang Chew, Consultant
  • Coronary Artery Disease - Is it a blocked pipe or a volcano? by Dr Kelvin Wong, Consultant
  • Supplements for the heart - A magic elixir? by Helen Lee, Pharmacist

Enquiries Pre-registration is required. To register, please send your name, contact no & no. of pax to public_forum@cgh.com.sg or call 6936 - 6947

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