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What Conditions Does a Vascular Centre Treat?

The Vascular & Interventional Centre is a vascular centre in Singapore, with specialists like Dr. Benjamin Chua and Dr. Manish Taneja who treat conditions ranging from artery diseases to cancer. Listed below are the conditions that the Vascular and Interventional Centre offers treatment for. ARTERY DISEASES Stroke Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) TIA is a type

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SAVE MY LEG, DOC!

Here is a little-known fact: a major lower limb amputation due to complications from diabetes occurs once every 30 seconds worldwide. In Singapore, an estimated 700 major lower limb amputations take place every year, or approximately two a day. View PDF

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DIABETES AND PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE

PRESERVING LIMBS, SAVING LIVES Aseldom known fact: a major lower limb amputation due to complications from diabetes occurs once every 30 seconds worldwide. In Singapore, it is estimated that about 700 major lower limb amputations take place a year (approximately two per day). These sobering numbers reflect the grim outcomes that diabetics with peripheral arterial

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PROMPT TREATMENT CAN SAVE LIMBS FROM DIABETES

Every year, Singapore hospitals perform roughly 1,500 diabetes-related amputations. This works out to about four amputations a day – a number that may go up as Singapore deals with a growing diabetes problem. The amputations are mainly due to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) – the narrowing or blockage of lower limb arteries. As a result,

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DR BENJAMIN CHUA ON VASCULAR DISEASE AND SURGERY

DEEP DIVE INTO THE VESSELS By Dr Benjamin Chua  (featured in This Quarterly) Our bodies rely on a vast network of blood vessels but few people truly understand how they function. VASCULAR DISEASE The vascular system comprises the entire network of blood vessels in the body, namely, the arteries, veins and capillaries. These vessels carry

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