- Master Degree Medicine (Honours)
- M.D. Degree (Honours)
- Certified Specialist Internal Medicine R.N.M.A
- FAMS (Cardiology)
- Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
- Fellow, Royal Netherlands Medical Association
- Visiting Consultant, Juradong Park Gleneagles Heart Centre, Brunei
- Member, Scientific Advisory Board at Clinquest Inc
- Formerly Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore
- Formerly Consultant Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, National University Hospital
- Formerly Consultant Cardiologist, National Heart Centre
When Dr. Lim Tai Tian was working at NUS and NHC, he was the local principal investigator for a number of international multi center clinical trials both for medical devices and new drugs. His experimental work was in stent coatings for sustained drug release, which resulted in a number of patents. Dr. Lim is still involved in drug delivery systems, one of which is in clinical trials in humans in Europe.
School of Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Internal Medicine residency training ( 5 years), Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- Fellowship in cardiology department of cardiology Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.
Fellowship interventional cardiology, Stanford University, USA.
- Mount Elizabeth Hospital
- Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
- Gleneagles Hospital
Services & Treatments
A test to check the electrical activity of the heart
This test helps a doctor find out how well your heart handles work. As your body works harder during the test, it requires more oxygen, so the heart must pump more blood. The test can show if the blood supply is reduced in the arteries that supply the heart. It also helps doctors know the kind and level of exercise appropriate for a patient.
A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and records your heart’s activity (ECG) continuously for 24 to 48 hours or longer depending on the type of monitoring used. The device is the size of a small camera. It has wires with silver dollar-sized electrodes that attach to your skin. The Holter monitor and other devices that record your ECG as you go about your daily activities are called ambulatory electrocardiograms.
An ultrasound examination of the heart to determine assess the strength of the heart muscle, assess the valves and asses for structural abnormalities.
A non-invasive diagnostic test that determines how well your heart and blood vessels are working. During the test, you’ll exercise on a treadmill while your doctor monitors your blood pressure and heart rhythm. When your heart rate reaches peak levels, ultrasound images of your heart will be taken to determine whether your heart muscles are getting enough blood and exercise while you exercise.
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a test that produces pictures of your heart. TEE uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make detailed pictures of your heart and the arteries that lead to and from it. Unlike a standard echocardiogram, the echo transducer that produces the sound waves for TEE is attached to a thin tube that passes through your mouth, down your throat and into your esophagus. Because the esophagus is so close to the upper chambers of the heart, very clear images of those heart structures and valves can be obtained.
Using computer tomography (CT) scan to measure the amount of calcium in the walls of the arteries that supply your heart muscle. It shows the amount of hardening of the artery wall (a disease called atherosclerosis). The score is a risk score. The more calcium you have in the arteries, the higher the risk is you may get a cardiovascular event in the future.
An imaging test that looks at the arteries that supply your heart with blood. It helps to determine if plaque buildup has narrowed a patient’s coronary arteries.
It is an nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity.
- Coronary Angiogram Catherization
- Coronary Angioplasty & Stenting
- Intravascular Ultrasound Study (IVUS)
A diagnostic test to gather important information about your arteries. It determines how many blockages you have and how severe they are blocked. This information is then used to decide if you need angioplasty (also known as stenting or PCI).
A procedure whereby a small inflatable balloon on the tip of a narrow tube (called a catheter) is passed through the artery in either your groin or arm until its tip reaches the narrowed section in the coronary artery. The balloon is gently inflated so that it squashes the fatty tissues responsible for narrowing the artery. A stent ( a short tube made of stainless steel mash) will also be inserted. The stent stays in the artery and often has a special drug coating to prevent the artery re-narrowing. Newer dissolvable stents are available. They are still experimental and are only used if certain criterial are fulfilled.
This is a procedure which attempts to “bore out” a narrowing in a calcified coronary artery which might not otherwise respond to angioplasty.
The test involves the insertion of a long thin catheter into an artery in the groin or wrist under local anaesthetic. The catheter is moved up the inside of the artery unit it reaches the heart. When the catheter is in place, a small amount of dye will be injected into it. X-rays will be taken as the dye travels through the coronary arteries. A specially-designed burr is used to grind away the blockage.
This is a diagnostic procedure to measure the size of the vessel and to assess the degree of plaque and amount of plaque a patient has. We also use it to check of the stent is optimally deployed.
A procedure by which an abnormally fast heart rate (tachycardia) or cardiac arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm using electricity or drugs. Synchronized electrical cardioversion uses a therapeutic dose of electric current to the heart at a specific moment in the cardiac cycle
We offer tailor-made health screenings to suit individual needs as each health risks is different and determined by factors such as family history, age and lifestyle.
Dr Lim being the principal doctor and co-ordinating doctor will work with his fellow colleagues to manage patient’s health care needs.
Mon-Fri: 0830 to 1730
Sat: 0830 to 1230
Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed