Ask Dr Nandakumar: Heart Stents

Dr Nandakumar is one of the few cardiologists in Singapore who has worked as a consultant interventional cardiologist in a substantive position in the UK. Currently, he is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital specialising in Interventional Cardiology.

Get Smart: 5 Gadgets for a Healthy Heart

We love technology as much as you do – especially when it helps get your heart healthy! Dr Ramasami Nandakumar, Senior Interventional Cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Novena & Gleneagles Hospital, gives us an insight into using gadgets to promote cardiovascular health. From the coolest gizmos to the hottest wearables, learn how these tech devices can help make your heart healthy and happy.

South Asian? Your Ethnicity Puts You at A Greater Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

You’ve heard of fitness, lifestyle and food habits affecting your heart, but did you know that ethnicity could play a vital role in cardiovascular health too? South Asians listen up! Increasingly studies are pointing towards a correlation between ethnic origin (no matter where you live), and risk of cardiovascular i.e heart disease.

How it All Adds Up

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What Is a Heart Attack?

A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get oxygen. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.

Heart attacks are a leading killer of both men and women in the United States.

What are the heart valves?

There are four valves which control the blood flow through the heart. They all consist of two or three flaps which swing open to allow blood through with each heart beat, and swing closed to prevent blood going back in the wrong direction.

Deoxygenated (blue) blood returning from the body collects in the right atrium.