Dr Lim Ing Haan

Cardiologist
23 years of experience

Specialty

CardiologySubspecialty: Interventional Cardiology

Qualifications

MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edinburgh), FAMS (Cardiology), FACC (USA), FSCAI (USA)

What I do

Dr Lim Ing Haan provides clinical services such as:
Procedure Focus:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Coronary imaging –Intravascular ultrasound, OCT, OFDI
- Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting , including rotablation and insertion of BVS (Bioabsorbable Vascular Scaffold)
See more [ + ]- Peripheral Intervention
- Renal Denervation

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Clinic Locations

Lim Ing Haan Cardiology Clinic
Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre #04-02
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

Professional Statement

Dr Lim Ing Haan obtained her MBBS degree in National University of Singapore in 1995. After completing her basic specialist training in Internal Medicine at TTSH and NUH, Dr Lim became Member of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 2001, and proceeded to advanced specialist training in Cardiology in 2001. Her general cardiology fellowship was completed in Tan Tock Seng Hospital between 2001-4. This was followed by training in Interventional cardiology in National University Hospital in 2004 and in Duke University Medical Centre in 2005-6 under the HMDP scholarship from Ministry of Health.

She attained ... See more [ + ]board eligibility in ACGME ( Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ) accredited Interventional Cardiology centres in USA in 2006. In recognition of her professional and research achievements, Dr Lim was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine ( Cardiology), Fellow of Medicine in Cardiology (Singapore), Royal College of Physicians (UK), Fellow of AmericanCollege of Cardiology in 2009 and Fellow of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (USA) in 2010. Duke University Medical Centre, where she received training in the latest advances in the field including Excimer Laser Atherectomy, Rotational Atherectomy, Percutaneous valve repairs was ranked amongst the top 3 Best Hospitals for Cardiology in USA. There she was involved in performing angioplasty and stenting for high risk and complex cases transferred to Duke from 11 referral hospitals in North Carolina, USA.  Dr Lim mostly practice radial angioplasty where the access is the radial artery in the wrist rather than the femoral artery. This technique cuts down bleeding risk almost to nil and is only practiced in 1.3% of all angioplasties in US and in Singapore. She was the Director of the Cardiac Interventional Laboratories in TTSH in 2008-9 and helped set up the 24 hour, 7 days a week acute heart attack Interventional service together with the busiest Emergency Department in Singapore in 2008.

Her cardiology experience spanned more than 10 years. Besides complex coronary intervention, including treatment of chronic total occlusion and saphenous vein grafts, Dr Lim's interests include peripheral intervention of lower limb and renal arteries, sports cardiology, preventive cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, as well as non-invasive and invasive multimodality cardiac imaging. Dr Lim also offers percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty to patients who have severe rheumatic mitral stenosis.

Dr Lim maintains a keen interest in research and teaching. She was the Commissioning Editor of HeartAsia, published by BMJ, in 2009. She is still heavily involved in both undergraduate and post graduate teaching. Currently she is an Adjunct Faculty with the Duke–NUS School of Medicine and is still involved in weekly post graduate subspecialty training in Interventional Cardiology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Dr Lim has published many research papers in internationally recognised scientific journals. She is an active member of the SCAI (The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) based in Washington, which develops quality standards and guidelines for credentialing, safety and quality in interventional cardiology worldwide.

Dr Lim Ing Haan travels frequently to Myanmar, Vietnam, China and Indonesia to give talks to patients and cardiologists on the topics in cardiology.

Dr Lim Ing Haan is accredited to admit patients and perform angioplasty and stenting in Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital, Raffles Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National University Hospital. Dr Lim Ing Haan's achievements are recognised both locally and internationally. She has been invited as faculty to participate in many local and international interventional cardiology meetings, including AsiaPCR/SingLive, AICT and Kamakura Course in Japan.  

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Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Hokkien, Mandarin

Education

National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine
See more [ + ] American Board Accredited training in Interventional Cardiology, Duke University Medical Centre
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Awards and Publications

Dr Lim Ing Haan has published in numerous articles in peer review local and international journals and travels frequently to give invited lectures in Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, India and China.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Member, Royal College of Physicians (UK) since 2000
Fellow, Academy of Medicine of Singapore
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
See more [ + ] Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow of American Society of Cardiac Angiology and Intervention
Council member, Singapore Chapter of American College of Cardiologists
Adjunct Faculty with Duke-NUS School of Medicine
Exercise Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine
Former Commissioning Editor of HeartAsia, BMJ
Former Director of Cardiac Interventional Laboratories, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
 

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
See more [ + ]Parkway East Hospital
Tan Tock Seng Hospital (24/7 PCI call)
National University Hospital

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Insurances Accepted

AXA