Terry suffers from cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle which makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body, potentially leading to heart failure. He was repeatedly admitted to the hospital with symptoms of fluid overload which required inotropic infusion and intravenous diuretics.
As a heart transplant was not immediately possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the LVAD implant was the only option to prevent his condition from deteriorating further.
For this procedure, a ventricular assist device (VAD) was implanted in Terry’s left ventricle. It is a mechanical pump that supports heart function and blood flow for people with weakened hearts. It stimulates a healthy heart, taking blood from a lower chamber of the heart and pumping it to the body and vital organs.
With this implantation surgery, Terry’s heart is now able to continue functioning while he waits for a donor heart.
Taking the opportunity of global borders reopening, leaders of our laboratory units across the world gathered in Singapore for the inaugural IHH Laboratories Strategic Retreat that was held over 2 days on 18 & 19 July.
For the second year running, IHH colleagues across the globe came together in their respective markets to celebrate and rejoice in the IHH Service Week which ran from 11 to 15 April 2022.
IHH Healthcare started 2022 on an exciting note by hosting its first hybrid Global Town Hall on 27 January, with more than 100 staff in attendance at the webcast venue in Malaysia.
With a sudden COVID lockdown, Dr Rubing Wei from Parkway Hospital People’s Square put his time and medical knowledge to good use by helping some 2,000 fellow residents of the Xiang Mei Garden residential complex in Pudong, Shanghai.
Who says festive holidays are reserved for celebrations with family and friends? Senior Nurse from Prince Court Medical Centre Chu Tai Feng chose to give back to the community, by volunteering with IHH Malaysia’s medical outreach team
After its first successful bilateral hand transplant in August last year, the team at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai has gone on to perform the life-changing surgery on two quadruple amputee patients – a first for India.
For his firm focus on creating a bedrock of trust, IHH Managing Director & CEO Dr Kelvin Loh has been named Executive of the Year – Healthcare at the 2021 Singapore Business Review (SBR) Management Excellence Awards.
On 9 November, Singapore’s Heath Minister Ong Ye Kung paid a visit to Mount Elizabeth Hospital to recognise and appreciate our staff for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice throughout the ongoing crisis.