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The human heart is really the most amazing organ in our body. It beats even before we are born into this world and continuing to do so until we take our last breath. For as long as we are alive, our heart is hard at work. However, with increasing affluence and lifestyle changes, cardiovascular diseases has emerged among the world’s top 3 killers for the past decade, with 2 in 10 Malaysians especially vulnerable according to the National Heart Institute. Sadly, despite these chronic diseases being prevalent amongst Malaysian adults, regardless of race, gender, or AGE, many Malaysians just seem to be oblivious to the truth and continue to indulge in an unhealthy lifestyle, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, smoking, excessive stress and excessive alcohol intake!
Luckily, ER is here to the “rescue”. Unlike your normal SOS wake-up call, ER is a lifestyle publication that makes being an educated healthcare consumer easy and fun! Come 2017, and in collaboration with Regency Specialist Hospital, together we strive to educate our community on the importance of preventative exams, to provide more useful insights to heart diseases, and the appropriate treatment options and preventive care. Other useful tips such as cardiac rehabilitation, heart healthy diet and recipes from the nutritionists and celebrity chef Agnes Chang are also included so as to put us on the right track while maintaining our lifestyle. In naming this magazine ER, we hope you will “Enjoy Reading” the publication and derive satisfaction from “Experience Regency” top notch services. Power your life and grab your inaugural issue of ER TODAY!
Meanwhile, let’s hear it from Mr Sia, who recently survived a heart failure, and is now more determined than ever to make a change today, live healthily and stay free from chronic heart diseases.
病人 / Patient
谢国泉 Mr. Sia (50)
职业 / Occupation
旅游作者 Travel Writer
病历 / Treatment
心脏绕道手术 Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
How did you first found out about your medical condition?
I felt fatigue and experienced shortness of breath while attending to my father-in-law back in October which I attributed to the weather. However, my condition had since deteriorated and so my wife insisted that I admitted myself to the hospital for a thorough medical checkup.
What brought you to Regency Specialist Hospital?
My medical checkup at a local private hospital confirmed that I’m suffering from coronary heart disease and required immediate surgery, but I wasn’t able to undergo surgery in public hospitals for another 2-3 more weeks. In the end, I decided to turn my attention to Regency at my friend’s recommendation.
What is the cause of your heart failure?
To be honest, I cannot live without cigarettes before my surgery, and I had 15 puffs each day without fail. Upon learning that smoking could actually increase the risk of coronary heart disease, I made up my mind to quit smoking for good, and I’m more than willing to become your quit smoking campaign ambassador if there’s one haha!
What made you decided to undergo your treatment at Regency?
这里的医生很有耐心，解释得很详细。心脏胸腔外科医生 Dr.Ho 还嘱咐我和他保持联络以追踪我的病情。这让我对这里的医生产生了信心，因为我觉得病人和医生在手术前有良好的沟通交流，手术已成功了一半，也是让我决定在这里动手术的原因。
The doctors here are highly professional and made me fully understand and aware of my medical condition, and Dr. Ho from the Heart Centre offered a huge confidence booster with his experience and personality, so I’ve no qualms about leaving myself in the care and good hands of the medical team at Regency.
How do you feel after the surgery?
非常的辛苦，很难入眠，情绪也很负面。Dr.Ho 甚至担心我有自杀的倾向。还好 ICU/SDU 的医护人员在手术后都来看望、关心我，这点让我很感动。
I felt very miserable and had sleepless nights after my operation but fortunately Dr. Ho was always within reach to offer me his support. The medical team from the ICU/SDU also offered me their undivided attention and put my heart at ease. In fact, everyone came to visit me and offered their well-wishes after my surgery that I was touched beyond words.
How’s life before and after your surgery?
最大的差别是心态！之前认为一切都是理所当然，喝酒、抽烟、熬夜等无所不做。进院后才惊觉，原来很多关心我的朋友和家人，朋友甚至还担心得流泪了。由于没有照顾好自己的健康而让他们担心，深感抱歉。经历了这些，现在的我才领悟要珍惜身边的人和事。你们知道吗？直到住院的最后一天我才发现这里最美的风景在 SDU 五楼！
This chapter in my life made a huge difference both physically and psychologically. I’m no longer taking my health for granted, and I’m going to bid farewell to drinks, cigarettes and late nights for good. It’s also heartening and comforting to realise the care and support of my family, relatives and friends all these while. Life couldn’t have been better and more beautiful from now on. Guess what, the view outside my window of my ward at SDU5 was one of the most beautiful scenery I have seen for a long time.
Any final thoughts?
The professionalism and care by the entire medical team at Regency Specialist Hospital proved to the guiding light in the darkest hours of my life. I was made to felt “alive” again from the constant attention and interactions, and you could say my whole treatment and experience was made as “painless” as possible. Thank you, Regency for everything and keep it up!
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