Charles Chan Heart Clinic provides a range of diagnostic services as well as specialist cardiologist treatment to both local and international patients. Founded by a renowned cardiologist with over 30 years of experience in the field of cardiology, the clinic aims to help patients recover from their heart condition so they can still live an active and fruitful life.
Dr. Charles Chan, the Founder and Senior Cardiologist of the clinic, is widely known in Singapore and surrounding nations for coronary as well as peripheral interventions. He specializes in carotid stenting and aortic mitral balloon valvuloplasty. Deeply committed to furthering his knowledge in his chosen field, he has conducted extensive research on pulmonary atresia, coronary artery disease, respiratory function, angioplasty, and other advanced cardiology treatments.
Dr. Chan graduated from the National University of Ireland with Honours and was the recipient of the Leonard Abramson Gold Medal and the Desmond Lyons Gold Medal in Medicine from St. Laurence Hospital. He completed his cardiology training at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland, New Zealand, and France.
Driven by his desire to improve the quality of life of his patients, Dr. Charles Chan uses his over 30 years of accredited experience and expertise as Senior Cardiologist Specialist to offer advanced treatments for cardiologic diseases. Specialising in coronary and peripheral interventions, Dr. Chan is best known for performing carotid stenting and aortic and mitral balloon valvuloplasty. Well reputed for his impressive training and extensive achievements, Dr. Chan is considered as a valued contributor to the field of cardiology.
Cardiac Medical Packages (Includes Consulting, ECG, Echocardiogram, Blood Test, Tread Mill)
Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting
Cardiology consultation is typically recommended when you start to experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, numbness of the legs and arms, or pain in different parts of the body. The purpose of the consultation is to determine if you’re suffering from a heart disease. During the consultation, Dr. Charles Chan will review your medical history as well as your lifestyle. He will then perform diagnostic tests and order laboratory tests based on the symptoms that you’re having. Once he makes the diagnosis, treatment or management plan will be carefully formulated.
Coronary arteries that have narrowed or are blocked due to a buildup of plaque can be widened through a minimally invasive procedure called coronary angioplasty and stenting. The procedure restores the normal blood flow to the heart thereby preventing further damage. In a coronary angioplasty, the patient is first given sedatives through an intravenous line. The surgeon will then create a small incision in the arm or leg so that guide wires and a catheter can be inserted in the artery. The guide wire is led to the blocked portion of the coronary artery and a small balloon at the tip is inflated to widen the artery. A wire mesh called a stent is implanted to prevent the artery from collapsing. Once the stent has been implanted, the guide wire and catheter are removed and the incision closed.
Duplex Scan Carotid
Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting
Renal Angioplasty and Stenting
Treadmill Exercise Test
Two-Dimensional Echocardiogram (2D Echo)
The aortic and mitral valves located on the left side of the heart are responsible for pumping blood in one direction. In some cases, the valves do not fully open and need to be repaired. Repairing the valves can be through an open-heart surgery or a minimally invasive surgical procedure called balloon valvuloplasty. The advantage of this procedure is it removes the symptoms of a heart valve disease. Unfortunately, it does not provide a cure. The procedure involves inserting a catheter through the blood vessels directly to the aortic and mitral valves. A balloon at the tip of the catheter is inflated forcing the opening of the valves to widen. The patient will usually need to stay in the hospital overnight for observation.