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  • Heart Check: Understanding Your ECG for Better Health

    Unlocking the Secrets of Electrocardiograms for a Stronger Heart Have you ever heard of an ECG? It's like a window into your heart's rhythm, and here in Singapore, where life's always on the go, understanding it can be a game-changer for staying healthy. Think of an ECG as a snapshot of your heart's beat, just like snapping pics of your favourite hawker dishes. It's painless and quick, like tapping your EZ-Link card at the MRT station. You'll be in and out before you know it! What is an ECG? It serves as a critical diagnostic tool, providing a comprehensive analysis of the heart’s rhythm and electrical activity. During an ECG procedure, electrodes are strategically placed on the patient’s arms, legs, and chest. These electrodes are connected to a machine that records the heart’s electrical signals, creating a graphical representation of the heart’s activity. Each heartbeat is initiated by a small electrical impulse in the heart, which travels from the atria to the ventricles. This electrical propagation is precisely what the ECG captures. The graphical output of the ECG, while appearing as complex waveforms to the untrained eye, provides invaluable insights to medical professionals. Any deviation from the expected waveform pattern could indicate potential heart abnormalities. In essence, an ECG offers a rapid and straightforward method for medical professionals to assess cardiac health, playing a pivotal role in maintaining optimal heart function. After your ECG, it's all about keeping that heart happy. Try swapping out some oily treats for heart-healthy snacks, like fresh fruits or a tasty kaya toast without too much butter. And don't forget to get moving – take a stroll around your neighbourhood park or do a little dance to your favourite local tunes! Potential Side Effects Now, you might be wondering if there are any side effects. Well, rest assured, an ECG is super safe. It's like getting a check-up at your neighbourhood clinic – nothing to worry about! It is a safe, non-invasive, and painless test with minimal risks. However, there are a few potential side effects: Skin Irritation Some people may develop a mild rash or skin irritation where the electrodes are attached. This usually goes away without treatment. Allergic Reaction If any paste or gel was used to attach the electrodes, you may have an allergic reaction to it. Tissue Breakdown Prolonged use of the electrodes during an ambulatory ECG can lead to tissue breakdown. Remember, these side effects are quite rare and the test is always conducted under the supervision of healthcare professionals to ensure your safety. If you have any concerns, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before the test. In a nutshell, an ECG is like your heart’s personal diary, jotting down every beat’s story. It’s a simple yet powerful tool, playing detective to spot any hidden issues. So, in the heart health journey, the ECG is our trusty compass, guiding us towards a healthier heartbeat! At Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic, Dr. Woo and his team are dedicated to keeping your heart healthy. With years of experience and a passion for heart health, we provide top-notch care tailored to your needs. Book an appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier heart. Your heart doesn’t rest, and neither do we.

  • Heartbeat Insights: Your Guide to Understanding Echocardiograms

    Exploring the Role of Echocardiograms in Keeping Your Heart Healthy Ready to dive into the world of echocardiograms? These tests might sound fancy, but they're essential for keeping our hearts in top shape. Join us as we explore what echocardiograms are all about and why they matter so much to us. Imagine an echocardiogram as a friendly chat with your heart. It's like taking a peek inside to see how everything is ticking. We'll walk you through this procedure step by step, using everyday examples like getting a check-up at the doctor's or tuning up your car. By the end, you'll be a pro at understanding what your heart has to say. What to Expect An Echocardiogram, commonly referred to as an "echo," serves as a personal documentary of the heart. This pain-free procedure utilizes sound waves to create animated images of the heart. During the test, a transducer, an instrument, is placed on different areas of the chest and upper abdomen, directing sound waves toward the heart. Aftercare So, you've had your echocardiogram – what's next? First things first, an echocardiogram usually takes less than an hour. That’s less time than it takes to watch your favourite movie! And the best part? If you’ve had a transthoracic echocardiogram, you can get back to your normal routine right away. Now, if you’ve had a transesophageal echocardiogram, you might need to take it easy for a bit longer. You’ll be watched for a few hours after the test, and you’ll need someone with you for the first 24 hours after you leave the clinic. Remember, no driving or operating machinery during this time - safety first! After your echocardiogram, it’s important to keep up with heart-healthy habits. Try to eat whole grains, fruits, and vegetables every day. Limit salt and high-fat foods. And don’t forget to exercise as directed. Your heart will thank you! Potential Side Effects You might be wondering if there are any side effects to worry about. Don't fret – we'll clear up any concerns you have. An Echocardiogram is typically a safe test that checks out your heart. But, like all tests, it can have a few side effects: Transesophageal Echocardiogram This echo involves sliding a probe down your food pipe. It might leave you with a sore throat or, in rare cases, a slight throat injury. Some people might also have a negative reaction to the sedative used during the procedure. Stress Echocardiogram This echo gets your heart pumping either through exercise or medication. It might cause minor issues due to the exercise or the medication used. Remember, every medical procedure carries its own set of risks, which can vary based on your health. It’s always a good idea to chat with your healthcare provider if you have any worries or questions. Echocardiograms may seem complex, but they're crucial for keeping our hearts healthy and happy. From understanding the procedure to knowing what to do afterwards, we've got you covered. Remember, your heart is your most important muscle – let's give it the love and care it deserves. At Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic, Dr. Woo and his team are dedicated to keeping your heart healthy. With years of experience and a passion for heart health, we provide top-notch care tailored to your needs. Book an appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier heart. Your heart doesn’t rest, and neither do we.

  • Running Towards Health: Treadmill ECG

    Exploring the Benefits of Treadmill ECG in Keeping Your Heart Strong The Treadmill ECG is a valuable tool for assessing overall cardiovascular risk, including the likelihood of experiencing a heart attack or stroke within the next five years. While it's not directly responsible for strengthening our heart, it serves as a diagnostic test to provide crucial insights into our heart's condition. Imagine the Treadmill ECG as taking a brisk walk in our local parks, but with the added benefit of being connected to a machine that monitors our heart's response to the activity. It's a straightforward process – we keep moving, and the machine takes care of the rest, offering valuable information about our heart's health. What to Expect During this test, you’ll walk or run on a treadmill while connected to an ECG machine. This machine monitors your heart’s electrical activity as the treadmill’s speed and slope are gradually increased. Every heartbeat generates an electrical signal that travels through your heart, and this journey is what the ECG records. The test reveals how well your heart copes with exertion and can help identify issues that only appear when your heart is working hard. This will aid doctors in evaluating your heart’s health. Aftercare Listen to your body. After the test, you might feel a bit tired, especially if you don’t usually exercise. But don’t worry, this is normal. Just take it easy and rest if you need to. Once the test is done successfully, you can return to your daily activities and diets, unless instructed otherwise. You should be able to continue day-to-day activities with ease. After your Treadmill ECG, it’s important to keep up with heart-healthy habits. Try to eat whole grains, fruits, and vegetables every day. Limit salt and high-fat foods. And don’t forget to exercise as directed. Potential Side Effects Worried about feeling dizzy or tired during the Treadmill ECG? Don't stress! We'll chat about common concerns and clear up any worries, so you can stride into your check-up with confidence. A Treadmill ECG is a routine and safe procedure, but like all medical tests, it has a few potential side effects. These include: Unusual heart rhythm - This is very rare, happening less than 0.2% of the time. Heart attack - This is extremely rare, with a 0.1% chance. Death - This is also extremely rare, with a 0.1% chance. Falling Chest discomfort Feeling out of breath, dizzy, or faint Heart not pumping well Muscle or joint injury Please remember, that these side effects are rare. The test is always conducted under the watchful eyes of healthcare professionals to ensure your safety. If you have any worries, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before the test. They’re there to help and make sure you’re comfortable with the process. And that’s it, folks! Taking care of your heart doesn’t have to be complicated. With a little knowledge and the right care, you can keep your heart beating strong. At Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic, Dr. Woo and his team are dedicated to keeping your heart healthy. With years of experience and a passion for heart health, we provide top-notch care tailored to your needs. Book an appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier heart. Your heart doesn’t rest, and neither do we.

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  • Health Screening | Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic

    Sunrise Heart Specialist Cinic Comprehensive Health Screening At The Heartland Electrocardiogram (ECG) at $45* ECGs are commonly recommended for individuals who may be experiencing symptoms related to heart problems or for routine screening. Who may need an ECG: Individuals with Symptoms Routine Screening Monitoring Heart Conditions After Heart Attacks Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations (rapid or irregular heartbeat), dizziness, fainting, or fatigue * The price for ECG screening covers the screening procedure only and does not include the doctor's consultation fee. Heart Health Screening Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic's Commitment to Affordable, Accessible, and Compassionate Cardiac Care BASIC HEALTH SCREENING ​Diabetes Profile Cholesterol profile Physical Examination Consultation Follow-Up Review Who is it for Individuals seeking a preliminary health check. What is it for Evaluation of overall heart and health status. Why you need it Ideal for early detection of common heart and health issues. Total Fee: $150 COMPREHENSIVE HEART & HEALTH SCREENING Cardiovascular Risk Assessment (Heart Attack & Stroke) Diabetes Profile Lipid Profile Liver Profile Cholesterol Screening Diabetes Screening ​ Who is it for Those wanting a detailed heart health profile. What is it for Extensive assessment including diabetes and cholesterol levels. Why you need it To identify and manage potential risks proactively. Total Fee: $ 280 FULL HEART & HEALTH SCREENING Cardiovascular Risk Assessment (Heart Attack & Stroke) Bone/Joint Profile Diabetes Profile Haematology Profile Kidney Profile Lipid Profile Liver Profile Echocardiogram ECG & Treadmill ECG Who is it for People with a family history of heart conditions. What is it for Thorough screening including ECG & Treadmill ECG. Why you need it Comprehensive analysis for a complete health overview. Total Fee: $7 80 PLATINUM HEART & HEALTH SCREENING Cardiovascular Risk Assessment (Heart Attack & Stroke) Bone/Joint Profile Diabetes Profile Haematology Profile Kidney Profile Lipid Profile Liver Profile Colorectal Cancer Screening Hepatitis Screening Thyroid Screening Tumour Markers Faecal Occult Blood Echocardiogram ECG & Treadmill ECG Who is it for Those desiring the most extensive health assessment. What is it for Full spectrum analysis with advanced tests. Why you need it Ensures meticulous attention to all aspects of heart and health. Total Fee: $8 80 About Dr Woo Dr. Woo's Commitment to Affordable Heart Health Dr. Woo Jia Wei is deeply committed to delivering heart care with empathy and community spirit at Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic. Actively engaging in community work, he champions making specialised cardiac services accessible and affordable. His practice is a testament to a blend of medical skill and a nurturing approach, ensuring that quality cardiac care supports the very heart of the community.​ Dr Woo Jia Wei Consultant Cardiologist MBBS, MRCP, FAMS Patient's Testimonials CW Excellent service. Came here for a echocardiogram and was able to get a same day appointment. Doctor woo is extremely professional and patiently answered every question. He is also fluent in English and mandarin which was very helpful for my mum who does not speak English well. Prices are also very affordable compared to other private practices, highly recommend for all heart scan related procedures Si Jia Teng After reading online reviews about Dr Woo, i decided to head down to the clinic to get a check for my heart. Dr Woo is honestly a great doctor, he made sure to listen to my symptoms, provided plenty of informative medical insights as well as ensured that the setting was comfortable for his client(This made me less anxious about the visit.) Dr Woo was also very friendly, doesn’t make the visit feel rushed and really cared for his patients. Dr woo made me feel very comfortable and it felt that he did his very best for each patient to find them answers and solutions. Thank you Doctor Woo. View More On Google Insurance and Payment Options Sunrise Heart Clinic supports your health journey through various payment options and insurance plans. This ensures your cardiac care is both accessible and affordable. Discover how you can use your insurance for heart care at our clinic. Check Your Coverage Dr Woo JW Feb 16 4 min Surgeries & Procedures Let’s explore the fascinating world of cardiac procedures and surgeries. 56 Dr Woo JW Feb 16 2 min Cardiac Diagnostics Suite Join us on a journey through this transformative landscape as we explore the intricate web of tests and procedures. 45 Dr Woo JW Feb 15 3 min Symptom Evaluation Assessing and evaluating symptoms is a crucial initial step in the healthcare process. It involves identifying and analysing the indicators 53 Dr Woo JW Feb 15 2 min Cardiologist Home Visit: The New Norm in Heart Care Healthcare is evolving, and so is the way we receive it. One such advancement is the concept of cardiologist home visits. 56 1 2 3 4 5 Protect your heart health now at Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic. Schedule a consultation to discover why our heart screening services are trusted by our community. Experience personalised care that prioritises your well-being. Book Appointment

  • Sunrise Heart Specialist Centre | sunrise heart specialist clinic | 365 Sembawang Crescent, Singapore

    SUNRISE HEART SPECIALIST CLINIC Affordable Heart Care At Sembawang Comprehensive and Compassionate Cardiac Care in Your Community SUNRISE HEART SCREENING SERVICES Medisave Claimable for MRI, CT and More On Site Services Home Cardiac Care Off Site Services On Site Services At Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic, we offer a suite of on-site services designed to provide comprehensive cardiac care. Our facilities are equipped to perform essential heart health assessments, ensuring accurate and thorough evaluation of your cardiac condition. Our commitment is to deliver quality care and peace of mind, right here in our clinic. ECG (Electrocardiogram) Echocardiogram Treadmill ECG Holter Specialist Medical Report About Dr Woo Dr. Woo's Commitment to Affordable Heart Health Dr. Woo Jia Wei is deeply committed to delivering heart care with empathy and community spirit at Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic. Actively engaging in community work, he champions making specialised cardiac services accessible and affordable. His practice is a testament to a blend of medical skill and a nurturing approach, ensuring that quality cardiac care supports the very heart of the community.​ Dr Woo Jia Wei Consultant Cardiologist MBBS, MRCP, FAMS Patient's Testimonials CW Excellent service. Came here for a echocardiogram and was able to get a same day appointment. Doctor woo is extremely professional and patiently answered every question. He is also fluent in English and mandarin which was very helpful for my mum who does not speak English well. Prices are also very affordable compared to other private practices, highly recommend for all heart scan related procedures Si Jia Teng After reading online reviews about Dr Woo, i decided to head down to the clinic to get a check for my heart. Dr Woo is honestly a great doctor, he made sure to listen to my symptoms, provided plenty of informative medical insights as well as ensured that the setting was comfortable for his client(This made me less anxious about the visit.) Dr Woo was also very friendly, doesn’t make the visit feel rushed and really cared for his patients. Dr woo made me feel very comfortable and it felt that he did his very best for each patient to find them answers and solutions. Thank you Doctor Woo. View More On Google Dr Woo JW Feb 16 4 min Surgeries & Procedures Let’s explore the fascinating world of cardiac procedures and surgeries. 56 Dr Woo JW Feb 16 2 min Cardiac Diagnostics Suite Join us on a journey through this transformative landscape as we explore the intricate web of tests and procedures. 45 Dr Woo JW Feb 15 3 min Symptom Evaluation Assessing and evaluating symptoms is a crucial initial step in the healthcare process. It involves identifying and analysing the indicators 53 Dr Woo JW Feb 15 2 min Cardiologist Home Visit: The New Norm in Heart Care Healthcare is evolving, and so is the way we receive it. One such advancement is the concept of cardiologist home visits. 56 1 2 3 4 5

  • Book Now | Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic

    Book An Appointment First name Last name Email Phone Preferred Appointment Date Preferred Appointment Time 09:00 09:15 09:30 09:45 10:00 10:15 10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15 11:30 11:45 13:00 13:15 13:30 13:45 14:00 14:15 14:30 14:45 15:00 15:15 15:30 15:45 16:00 16:15 16:30 16:45 17:00 17:15 17:30 17:45 19:00 19:15 19:30 19:45 20:00 20:15 20:30 20:45 Choose a time Services Choose an option Please Describe Your Symptoms Terms & Conditions I consent to Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic collecting, using, and disclosing my personal data provided in this form for the purposes of appointment booking and related services in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic's service. I understand that my appointment is not confirmed until I receive a confirmation call or email from the clinic. Submit

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