Meet Expert Cardiologist In Singapore, Dr. Julian Tan
An experienced heart specialist practicing in both the Parkway East and Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
Physician. Interventional Cardiologist.
- FRCP (Edin)
- MBBS (Singapore)
- MMed (Internal Medicine)
- MRCP (UK)
- ACSM (Clinical Exercise Specialist)
- FAMS (Cardiology)
His Cardiology Expertise
Dr. Julian Tan is one of the leading interventional cardiologists in Singapore. He is a pioneer in Interventional cardiology, a specialized field of cardiology that deals with the treatment of obstructions in the arteries.
He is highly qualified in all areas of Interventional cardiology, including treating both diseased heart vessels and coronary artery disease.
He treats patients with heart diseases, including the most advanced forms of valvular, coronary, heart rhythm and heart muscle disorders.
Dr. Julian has a keen interest in undertaking complex percutaneous coronary interventions like chronic total occlusion (CTO) and bifurcation coronary. Other than that, he also performs renal nerve denervation, peripheral endovascular and structural heart interventions.
Dr. Tan is committed to maintaining the long-standing status of Julian Tan Heart Specialist Clinic as a center of excellence for Heart health.
He takes a holistic approach to the treatment of cardiac conditions in a kind and professional manner.
His Medical Background
Dr. Tan was offered the HMDP (Healthcare Manpower Development Plan) scholarship by Singapore’s Ministry of Health to receive subspecialty training in the non-invasive Interventional cardiology in Melbourne Australia.
He is well known for the numerous high quality international clinical experiments and co-investigative research performed at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
He was also a co-investigator in various breakthrough trials like the PLATO, IMPROVE-IT, and CURRENT.
He has received numerous publications in journals, which led him to be invited to lecture at local and international cardiology conferences like EuroPCR, AsiaPCR, and HKSTENT.
Other than being a practicing cardiologist, Dr. Tan is also a senior medical lecturer at NUS and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
He is a medical teacher at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine). He is also a principal clinical faculty member of the senior residency program of Cardiology-National Healthcare Group.
Your Heart Health Matters.
Without the heart, every other organ would fail.
A comprehensive heart screening with
Dr. Julian Tan could save your life.
When Should You See A Cardiologist?
You should see a cardiologist in Singapore if you exhibit any of these risk factors for heart disease:
High blood pressure
If your HBP reading is more than 140/90, you are at a higher risk for heart disease and need to see a cardiologist immediately.
High blood sugar
Diabetes is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. It is also a common condition amongst Singaporeans. If not controlled, it can lead to significant heart damage, and that is why it is crucial to visit a cardiologist before It gets out of hand.
Obesity is mostly a result of a diet high in saturated fats, salt, cholesterol, refined sugars and trans fat. Obese people are highly likely to suffer from heart disease, which is why they need to visit the cardiologist to get checked.
People who lead a docile lifestyle are more prone to heart disease and early death compared to those who lead a moderately active lifestyle.
A diet that is high in cholesterol, trans, saturated fat, and refined sugars increase your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol levels. This, in turn, increases your risk of developing heart diseases. Ideally, you should maintain an LDL level that is lower than 100.
A healthy waist circumference for women should be 90 cm, and 80 cm for men. If your waist circumference is on the higher side, your risk of contracting heart diseases are higher, and you may benefit from seeing a cardiologist.
If you portray any of the conditions stated above, we highly recommend that you visit Julian Tan Heart Specialist Clinic for a consultation with our Singapore heart specialist - Dr. Julian Tan. His years of experience treating heart diseases make him the best choice to conduct the necessary tests to gauge your risk of heart diseases. He will use this knowledge to lead you in the right direction towards a happier, healthier life.
What You Could Expect from A Good Cardiologist in Singapore
Provides Comprehensive Review
Dr. Tan starts by reviewing your medical history and carrying out physical examinations. He may check your weight, lungs, heart, blood vessels, blood pressure as well as carry out some tests. Some of these tests include:
- Electrocardiogram: this is to record the electrical activity of your heart.
- Ambulatory: this records your heart rhythm as you carry out some irregular activities or exercise.
- Stress test: this test shows the changes in heart rhythm when you are exercising and resting to measure the performance and limitations of your heart.
- Echocardiogram: this test provides an ultrasound picture to show the structure or your heart chambers and surrounding areas to show how well it is working.
- Nuclear cardiology: this is an imaging technique that uses radioactive materials to study cardiovascular diseases and disorders in a non-invasive way.
- Cardiac catheterization: this is a small tube that is placed in or near the heart to collect data and even help relieve a blockage.
Takes Time To Educate His Patient
A good cardiologist will take the time to educate you on your condition . After the tests, Dr. Tan explains everything concerning your condition in a way that you can understand instead of just ordering you to take certain medication or get a particular test done without revealing why.
Takes Good Care Of You
Dr. Tan dedicates his entire knowledge and expertise towards treating his patients to improve their heart health.
Can You Simply Believe Anyone Who Claims to Be the Top Cardiologist in Singapore?
While Singapore offers some competent and highly trained cardiologist, you shouldn’t simply believe anyone who claims to be the top cardiologist in Singapore. As stated earlier, it takes time, and a lot of practice to become an expert in this field.
So take the time to conduct your research and due diligence to help you choose the best cardiologist in Singapore for your needs. You can do this by checking online reviews from previous patients. You can also send an inquiry via email, before visiting the clinic to gauge how comfortable you are with their response.
Ultimately, you need to choose a cardiologist that you feel comfortable to work with, and one that you think has your best interest at heart. At Julian Tan Heart Specialist Clinic, we offer all-inclusive, expertise in all subspecialty areas of cardiology backed by a team of friendly support staff.
Do not hesitate to contact us for consultation or inquiries, be it for yourself or a friend.