Dr. Yap Yee Guan is one of the highly trained cardiologists at Prince Court Medical Centre. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom in 1992 where he earned his BMedSci and MBBS degrees. He went on and completed his internship at the University of Hospital Nottingham and Southampton General Hospital before he became the resident cardiologist at Cardiothoracic Centre in Liverpool and St. George’s Hospital in London.
He completed his Higher Medical Training in Cardiology and General Medicine in 2005 and became a member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of United Kingdom.
With his impressive educational background, he easily became a fully accredited and registered specialist at Consultant grade in the UK General Medical Council and a certified European Cardiologist by the European Board for the Specialty of Cardiology.
Dr. Yap Yee Guan specializes in interventional cardiology with keen interest in transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiograms. He is the recipient of several awards including the Vale of Trent Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners Student Prize at the University of Nottingham. He also received two grants from the British Heart Foundation. In addition, he had published several books and articles in international medical journals, and is often asked to lecture at national and international meetings and interventional cardiology conferences in different countries.
Angioplasty is a nonsurgical endovascular procedure performed to open clogged heart arteries to improve blood flow. After applying local anaesthetic, the doctor creates a small cut in the arm, wrist, or groin where a catheter with x-ray video is inserted to reach the artery. A small balloon is then inflated to open up the artery and to push fatty deposits to the artery walls. Stent is used to ensure that the artery remains open after the procedure. Dr. Yap Yee Guan specializes in Interventional Cardiology and offers this procedure to both local and international patients in a sterile environment to ensure safety and comfort.
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
Atrial Septal Defect is a congenital heart disease that occurs when the interatrial septum, meant to divide the upper chamber into left and right atrium, fails to function properly. Treatment for this condition includes placing an ASD closure device through a catheter-based procedure. Local anaesthesia is typically used, although the doctor may also use general anaesthesia, or sedation by IV, depending on the needs of the patient. The doctor then creates tiny cuts in the groin where the tube is inserted. The tube goes through a blood vessel and up into the heart. It is then placed across the atrial septal to close the defect. Dr. Yap Yee Guan specializes in Interventional Cardiology and offers this procedure to both local and international patients in a sterile environment to ensure safety and comfort.
A coronary angiogram is an imaging test to confirm if there is a blockage in the coronary artery. Currently, this is recognized as the gold standard for evaluating coronary artery diseases. The procedure involves the use of local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic for young children. Electrodes are placed on the patient’s chest, and the blood pressure is monitored throughout the procedure. A catheter is then inserted either in the leg or groin. It can also be inserted in the wrist. Contrast dye is then injected through the catheter, and a series of X-rays is taken. The procedure is generally painless, but patients may feel discomfort. Dr. Yap Yee Guan specializes in Interventional Cardiology and offers this procedure to both local and international patients in a sterile environment to ensure safety and comfort.