Scheme gives early help to those at risk of heart problems

Mr Kuek Chye Heng doing the exercises recommended by the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. Another exercise he gets - keeping up with his three-year-old grandson, whom he sees twice a week.
Mr Kuek Chye Heng doing the exercises recommended by the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. Another exercise he gets - keeping up with his three-year-old grandson, whom he sees twice a week.ST PHOTO: JOSEPH CHUA

The National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) is aiming to reduce the number of people here with serious heart problems by catching and treating patients before their problems blow up.

It is working with polyclinics in its cluster to identify patients who doctors think may be at risk of cardiovascular disease, even if they do not show any symptoms yet.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2018, with the headline 'Scheme gives early help to those at risk of heart problems'. Print Edition | Subscribe