Dr. Dinesh Nair

Dr. Dinesh Nair

Dr. Dinesh Nair is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. His subspecialty within Cardiology is in Interventional Cardiology where he actively practises newer, minimally invasive and complex treatment modalities. These include, complex angioplasty using the radial artery (wrist) approach, as opposed to the femoral (thigh) artery, allowing earlier mobility and discharge of the patient, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement, where the aortic valve is replaced without open heart surgery via an approach from the femoral (thigh) artery.

Heart Matters Medical Centre provides treatment to both the sick and apparently healthy individuals. Sudden Cardiac Death can strike anyone at any time. It is therefore essential for elite athletes and those taking part in strenuous sporting activities or competitions to be effectively screened to understand one’s heart function prior to these events. Those who have proven heart disease can benefit from an assessment utilising our advanced cardiac equipment and treatment with state-of-the-art therapies.

    Article(s) by: Dr. Dinesh Nair

  • Are Energy Drinks Good For Your Heart?

    Food & Nutrition

    At the recent 2013 American Heart Association meeting held in New Orleans, a review of previous research found that energy drinks could mess with one’s heart rhythm and increase blood pressure. These changes have the potency to cause irregular heartbeat, or even sudden cardiac death. Energy drinks contain the caffeine equivalent of two cups of…

  • Fit But With Heart Disease?

    Health & Injuries

    Heart disease is perceived by many as an illness for the old or overweight. But recent studies have proven this perception wrong. According to Dr. Ilan Wittstein, M.D., an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Heart Institute, patients in their 40s are getting heart disease due to self-inflicted risk factors….

  • Is Everyone’s Heart Made For Endurance Running?

    Health & Injuries

    Regular cardio exercise helps your heart pump harder, contributing to a rise of blood oxygen and endorphin – a natural painkiller – levels. However, is lengthy and frequent vigorous training feasible, or even necessary? Studies have shown that too much endurance training can be bad for your heart. We tell you why. According to a…

  • Runners, Beware of DMAA

    Health & Injuries

    Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is believed to have negative effects on our heart and may even result in death. Runners, listen up! DMAA was found in the blood of a marathoner who died of cardiac arrest at the London Marathon last year. Her name: Claire Squires. In another instance, two American soldiers who took a supplement containing…

  • Why You Need a Running Buddy

    Training

    Running is often perceived as an individual sport, offering a time for peace, solitude and communion with one’s body but running alone can sometimes be boring. Finding a running buddy is a simple and perfect solution for killing your boredom and might be more advantageous than you think – performance and health wise. A great…

  • Supplements and Vitamins for Better Health and Well-Being

    Food & Nutrition

    How exactly do you feel every day? Do you feel that you can no longer push for that extra mile despite being able to do so last year? Do you wonder why you tire more easily, despite being in your mid-20s? Well, it all comes down to one reason. Our body ages, some faster than…

  • Shape Up After Festive Eating

    Food & Nutrition

    To those struggling to lose weight, the holidays usually spell nothing but trouble. Being constantly surrounded by delicious food throughout the season, it takes a lot of willpower to not start gobbling everything in sight. There’s nothing to be ashamed about, over a little overeating. After all, the holidays are meant for you to enjoy…

  • Walk Away to Race Another Day

    Health & Injuries

    The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore might be on your personal race calendar. If it is, you are probably in the midst of doing some final preparations by now. But keep in mind that though running is good for your health, there are limits that you should not cross. If you have experienced symptoms of hearts…

  • A Guide to Nursing the Heart

    Health & Injuries

    You take a deep breath and boldly step into the hospital. There is an air of expectancy but you are not entirely certain what awaits you. Your heart pounds harder and you begin to feel nervous. There is nothing to fear the nurses say with a reassuring smile; it is merely a simple heart screening….