If you have been diagnosed with a heart condition, it is essential to consider every alternative before deciding on the mode of treatment. That is why we are offering our Heart Second Opinion Program – to provide you with immediate access to the expert opinion of our talented team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeon.
The Heart Second Opinion Program at Novena Heart Centre involves quick coordination of appointments between your current clinic/hospital and our centre and follow-up services based on your specific needs. Our doctors will spend time to help you understand your options and will customise a care plan specifically for you. A second opinion can ease your mind, possibly prevent an unnecessary procedure and provide you with an alternative option to consider.
WHY NOVENA HEART CENTER FOR A SECOND OPINION ?
Novena Heart Centre is proud to be one of the first centers in Singapore to offer this service and it is a one-stop center for all your cardiology needs. We have doctors who specialise in many subspecialty fields ranging from electrophysiology to heart failure and cardiac surgery in a single center to diagnose any heart related problems and to assist patients who have been told that they need a heart-related surgical procedure.
Why do patients want to seek a second opinion? Some patients have already undergone heart surgery but unfortunately have new symptoms. Other might want to know if their medication regimen is the best for them. We also see patients who feel that they have not been taken seriously, patients who want to explore every option and seek the latest advancements in surgical and medical treatment. These are all legitimate reasons to seek a second opinion.
Some of the diagnoses or procedures that we typically provide second opinions for include:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Pace maker
- Cardiac defibrillator
- Heart failure
- Cardiac catheterization
- Catheter Ablation
- Mitral or aortic valve repair or replacement
- Bypass surgery
- Heart transplant
- Minimally invasive heart surgery
- Transmyocardial revascularization
- Maze procedure
- Mechanical / Left Ventricular Assist Device
- Robotic Cardiac Surgery
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
- Other cardiovascular disease