Kok Soon Oliver Tan

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BACKGROUND Plasma homocysteine levels are modulated by nutritional and genetic factors, among which is the enzyme methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). A common defective (thermolabile) variant of this enzyme is causally associated with elevated plasma homocysteine, itself an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
Eight nurses were re-trained in the technique of measuring blood pressure firstly with an audiotape and secondly with a video and expert instruction. They were then assessed for accuracy in measurement in subjects with a range of BP. In the first session with the audiotape, criteria for accuracy were that the difference in readings (systolic and diastolic)(More)
BACKGROUND Transradial coronary intervention (TRI) has been widely adopted in ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients but there is limited literature on the use of a single catheter for both diagnostic angiography and intervention. We aim to evaluate the feasibility and outcomes of TRI with a single Ikari left (IL) guiding catheter in STEMI(More)
Maritime information systems typically offer system features for data collection, information fusion and the automated construction of a basic recognized maritime picture for human operators. However making sense of maritime situations is still very much an intensive human-based cognitive endeavor. Limited human resources face difficult cognitive challenges(More)
Transvenous right ventricular pacemaker catheters were implanted in 18 mongrel dogs for periods of 2 to 18 months (average 4.9 months). Heart block was produced in 15 of these dogs by injection of 37 per cent formaldehyde into the interatrial septum. In the other three dogs which served as controls, no heart block was produced and no electrical stimulation(More)
  • K S Tan
  • 1999
Simultaneous electroencephalographic and electrocardiographic recordings were obtained from a 77-year-old patient during a Stokes-Adams attack. The recordings showed a clear temporal relationship between symptoms, electroencephalographic and electrocardiographic changes during the Stokes-Adams attack. This case shows the usefulness of simultaneous EEG and(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery capability, despite receiving only a class IIb recommendation in the ACC/AHA practice guidelines, can be performed effectively and safely. We reviewed the fi rst 3 years of our experience. (More)
Methods for producing complete heart block in experimental animals have usually required thoracotomy to gain access to the intracardiac conduction system. A closed chest technique has been developed for producing discrete permanent lesions in the atrioventricular node or His bundle of anesthetized dogs. An insulated transseptal needle is passed through a(More)
T wave alternans is an uncommonly recorded cardiac rhythm. We report here an unusual case of a 13-year-old girl with acute rheumatic carditis and acute nephritis, who developed T wave alternans associated with a prolonged QT interval. These electrocardiographic changes were evident only after the initial acute stage of the disease process and should be(More)