Prevention is better than cure!

Cardiovascular disease, commonly known as heart disease, is the leading cause of death worldwide, with one in three deaths in Singapore due to heart diseases and stroke.

While certain types of cardiovascular disease cannot be prevented, such as congenital heart disease, adopting a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

In this "Ask the Specialist" forum, Clinical Assistant Professor Koh Choong Hou, Consultant from the Department of Cardiology, and the Director of SAF Cardiac Fitness Centre at National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), answers your questions about heart disease. NHCS is a member of the SingHealth group.

Don't miss this chance for you to:

  • Find out more about preventing cardiovascular disease, such as managing one’s risk factors to lower the risk of developing heart disease or preventing future heart episodes from happening.

  • Also, enquire about cardiovascular rehabilitation – a programme at NHCS with therapeutic components to help patients get better even after experiencing heart problems.

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About Clin Asst Prof Koh Choong Hou

Clinical Assistant Professor Koh Choong Hou is a Consultant from the Department of Cardiology, and the Director of SAF Cardiac Fitness Centre at National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS).

He sub-specialises in Echocardiography, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Sports Cardiology, with a keen interest in Aviation Cardiology, specifically in the evaluation and certification of aircrew with cardiac conditions.

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