Ruth Kam Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic
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Heart Failure

Heart FailureĀ is a condition in which the heart is unable to cope with the demands of the body in delivering oxygen and nutrients to the whole body and removing waste materials from it. Heart failure is associated with high mortality and rates of hospitalization if not properly treated.
Symptoms
  1. Breathlessness
  2. Leg swelling
  3. Abdominal swelling
  4. Cough
  5. Fatigue
  6. Rapid heart rate
Causes
  1. Heart attack
  2. Hypertension
  3. Coronary artery disease
  4. Atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias
  5. Valve disease
  6. cardiomyopathy
  7. Myocarditis
  8. Hyperthyroidism
  9. Anemia
  10. Sleep Apnea
  11. Congenital heart disease
Tests for heart failure
  1. ECG
  2. Chest X ray
  3. Echocardiogram
  4. Blood tests
  5. Myocardial perfusion scan
  6. Cardiac CT scan
  7. Cardiac MRI
  8. Coronary angiogram
Treatment
  1. Salt restriction
  2. Medication
  3. Coronary artery stenting
  4. Coronary artery bypass surgery
  5. Valve surgery
  6. Catheter ablation of arrhythmia
  7. Pacemaker or defibrillator implantation
  8. Left ventricular assist device
  9. Heart transplantation

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday : 08:30 - 17:30 hours
Saturday : 08:30 - 12:30 hours
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

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Contact Info

Ruth Kam
Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic
290 Orchard Road, #14-10 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 6333 6866 | Fax: 6333 6266
Ruth Kam
Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic @ Farrer
1 Farrer Park Station Road, #07-11 Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre, Singapore 217562
Tel: 6443 0468 | Fax: 6443 0467