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A group of specialists interested in cardiology and working at Outram Road General Hospital were responsible for the establishment of the Singapore Cardiac Society in 1958. Pioneering and expert doctors like Professors Dhanaraj, E.S.Monterio, Ernest Steven, Sir Gordon Arthur Ransome, Wong Hee Ong, Yong Nen Kiong and Dr. Charles Toh were involved with the working of this society and they started treating and consulting sessions to patients suffering from cardiac ailments. Gradually more doctors became a part of this organization and it started expanding.

Many other doctors like Drs MB Ghosh, Loh Tee Fun, Teo Hoon Chow, Drs Yong Nen Kiong and Tan Ngoh Chuan also became members of the Cardiac Society of Singapore thus adding pediatric cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery to the group. The year 1969 saw the official beginning of the Singapore Cardiac Society.

Swift advance and progress in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Singapore were witnessed due to the contribution of the members of the cardiac Society of Singapore. Dr Aubrey Pitt from Melbourne introduced Coronary angiography to Singapore in 1975 while at around the same time the first coronary artery bypass surgery was carried out by Dr Tan Ngoh Chuan with the assistance of Dr Floyd Loop from Cleveland Clinic. M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiography were also started in Singapore during 1975 and 1980 respectively. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and nuclear cardiology soon followed in 1986 and 1988 respectively.


The objectives of the Singapore Cardiac Society are:

To provide knowledge and improve cardiovascular treatment in Singapore.
To encourage the study and research of cardiovascular medicine.
To promote publications and journals concerned with cardiovascular treatment.
To endorse local and global support in cardiovascular medicine.

Check out the official website of the Singapore Cardiac Society which is functioning since its creation in 2002 by Dr Tan Huay Cheem. Its mission is to augment knowledge and provide guidelines about the health and well-being of the heart to the common masses by spreading knowledge about things related to cardiovascular diseases and treatment with the help of its members. The maintenance of this website is based on the voluntary participation and contributions made by the members of the Cardiac Society of Singapore.

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