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A recap of the ‘Matters of the Heart’ event

Studies have shown that one in five Singaporeans has one or more Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk factors1 that affect the heart or blood vessels.

Driven by this finding, Heart health became a mouthpiece that headlined the first of four events in the Great Eastern Rewards Health campaign. The objective is to communicate and engage with customers to help them better understand about Heart health through a series of activities.

An event was held on 15 June, where Great Eastern customers attended Heart health talks by our esteemed speakers, Clinical Associate Professor Tan Swee Yaw and Dr Wang Luo-Kai from National Heart Centre Singapore, and participate in booth activties by our merchants. Watch the event highlights above. 

Remember to bookmark this page and look out for our next upcoming health event, where we will address health topic about our largest organ – the skin.

1 WANG, L. (2024, February 22). The Burden and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. SingHealth Duke-NUS AcademicMedical Centre. https://www.singhealthdukenus.com.sg/news/murmurs/burden-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease

About the speakers

Dr Tan
National Heart Centre Singapore

Clinical Associate Professor Tan Swee Yaw is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiology and the Director of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore. His clinical interest is in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Preventive Cardiology and he has a keen research interest in exercise physiology, sports and preventive cardiology. He has published extensive peer review journals on these topics.

Prof Tan also reports cardiac CT angiography scans and is a well-respected cardiologist in this field.

We have seen news reports on athletes who collapsed while exercising. This is often due to sudden cardiac events. Prof Tan will speak on the topic of ‘Exercise and the Heart’, focusing on the importance of exercise and how to do so safely, for better health.

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Dr Wang
National Heart Centre Singapore

Dr Wang Luo-Kai is an Associate Consultant with the Department of Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore. His clinical interest is in Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT).

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the top cause of mortality in Singapore, accounting for 31% of deaths locally in 2022.

Studies have shown that one in five Singaporeans has one or more CVD risk factors – smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), diabetes - commonly known as 3 Highs.

He will be speaking on 'The 3 Highs and Non-Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Markers', focusing on the different methods to screen for CVD.

Brought to you in partnership with Great Eastern Rewards merchants

Fitness First

Complimentary body composition analysis with print out and consultation with a certified fitness coach

HOP Medical Centre

Complimentary basic health screening (without fasting) and discount vouchers

NovaHealth

Complimentary pulse-taking session and herbal tea sampling

VitaHealth

Free sample products, exclusive discounts and complimentary micro-circulation health test (limited slots available on first come, first served basis)