Heart To Heart

Here’s a list of frequently asked questions at Capital Heart Centre. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, please contact us at
(65) 6681 5677 or (65) 8874 1989!

When should I see a Cardiologist?

You should see a Cardiologist if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • chest discomfort
  • shortness of breath
  • decreased effort tolerance
  • heart palpitations
  • near-fainting or fainting
  • or if you are experiencing other symptoms that you’re concerned might be related to your heart health.

For individuals with one or more risk factors for heart disease, it is important to have a thorough heart check. Or if you’re embarking on a new exercise programme and wish to understand your heart risk, you should consult a Cardiologist.

Can I walk in for an appointment?

It is advisable to schedule an appointment so that our cardiologist dedicates sufficient time to review you condition. You can call 6681 5677, call/WhatsApp 8874 1989, or email info@capitalheart.sg to book your appointment.

What are the types of cardiology services provided?

We provide comprehensive quality heart investigation and treatment for the majority of heart-related conditions. We offer cardiovascular risk assessment and screening, non-invasive diagnostic tests, and coronary angiography and angioplasty.

How do I avoid a heart attack or stroke?

The first step is to understand your cardiovascular risk, and that entails screening for risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Next, optimal treatment of your cardiovascular risk factors together with a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke greatly. Stopping smoking will reduce your heart attack risk tremendously.

If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, good treatment and regular follow-up with your Cardiologist can further reduce your risk of serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

When should I start going for regular heart screening tests?

If you have not done so, we encourage you to check for potential risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar.

Do consider a thorough heart screening if you have a family history of heart disease or have one or more risk factors, especially if you are 40 years old and above.

How do I take care of someone who has had a heart attack?

A heart attack can be a devastating event for many people. Some patients recover well, while others suffer further complications arising from the heart attack. With proper treatment and advice from your Cardiologist, you can bring your loved one back to full health. Your loved one will need your encouragement and support, take timely medications, follow a heart-healthy lifestyle, embark on a cardiac rehabilitation plan, and go for regular reviews with your Cardiologist.

How do I prevent a heart attack from recurring?

After a first heart attack, preventing a second heart attack is vital and the following measures should be taken seriously. Regular heart medication is key, together with optimal control of your risk factors and leading a heart-healthy active lifestyle will help prevent a second heart attack. Do understand your condition in detail from your Cardiologist. Sometimes, further procedures may be required to improve blood flow to your heart.

Are your procedures Medisave- or Insurance-claimable?

Yes, Capital Heart Centre has established arrangements with several private health insurers. You can find out more on our Insurance & Billing page, or contact us via call (65) 6681 5677, WhatsApp (65) 8874 1989, or email info@capitalheart.sg to find out how these plans can help to pay for your treatment and hospitalisation at private hospitals.