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Ho Kay Woon
Asst Prof Ho Kay Woon
National Heart Centre Singapore
Cardiology
Senior Consultant
MBBS, MRCP(UK), MMed (Int Med)

Assistant Professor Ho Kay Woon is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiology at National Heart Centre Singapore. He is also Director, Medical Student Training in the Cardiovascular Sciences Academic Clinical Programme.

His sub-specialty interest is in interventional cardiology.

Education

Asst Prof Ho obtained his M.B.B.S. from the National University of Singapore in 1999. He became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK, and completed his training in Internal Medicine in 2004. He completed his fellowship on interventional cardiology and transcatheter aortic valve replacement at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Ontario, Canada from July 2010 to Dec 2011.

Asst Prof Ho has been involved in several retrospective database analyses across different aspects of cardiology, including adult congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, electrophysiology and anticoagulation management. He is also a lecturer and module coordinator for the Cardiac Technologist Diploma course at Singapore Polytechnic.

Asst Prof Ho's sub-specialty interest is in interventional cardiology, particularly in the areas of percutaneous coronary interventions, transcatheter aortic valve replacement and device closure for perivalvular leakage. Dr Ho has assisted and coordinated cases for various international and local interventional cardiology meetings, including EuroPCR, Singapore LIVE/AsiaPCR course, and local CTO courses.

Publications and Research Trials
  1. Electrocardiographical case. A young man with chest pain. Ho K W, Hsu L F. Singapore Med J 2006; 47(5): 434
  2. Late Complications Following Tetralogy of Fallot Repair: The Need for Long-term Follow-Up. Ho KW, Tan RS, Wong KY, Tan TH, Shankar S, Tan JL. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2007;36:947-53
  3. Complete Atrioventricular Block Complicating Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction can be Reversed with Acute Coronary Angioplasty. Ho KW, Koh TH, Wong P, Wong SL, Lim YT, Lim ST, Hsu LF. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2010;39:254-7
  4. Free floating thrombus in the right heart causing pulmonary embolism. Chin WL, Lim ST, Ho KW, Ding ZP. Postgrad Med J doi:10.1136/pgmj.2009.093021
  5. Haemodynamic Support Devices for Complex and High-risk Percutaneous Coronary Interventions. Ho KW, V Dzavik. Interventional Cardiology, 2011;6(1):17-24
  6. Long-term Outcomes After Percutaneous Intervention of the Internal Thoracic Artery Anastomosis: The Use of Drug-Eluting Stents Is Associated With a Higher Need of Repeat Revascularization. X Freixa, M Carpen, M Kotowycz, KW Ho, A Krimly, M Osten, C Overgaard, E Horlick, P Seidelin, V Džavík Can J Cardiol. 2012 Jul ;28 (4):458-63
  7. Antithrombotic Therapy After Coronary Stenting in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. KW Ho, J Ivanov, X Frexia, C Overgaard, M Osten, D Ing, E Horlick, K Mackie, P Seidelin, V Dzavik. Can J Cardiol. 2013 Feb ;29 (2):213-8
  8. Impact of Direct Cardiovascular Laboratory Activation By Emergency Physicians On “False Positive” Activation Rates. Julian Tay CK, Wei LL, Zhong L, Terrance Chua SJ, Lim SH, Aaron Wong SL, Marcus Ong EH, Ho KW. Accept for publication in Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
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