RIPAS Hospital’s Cardiologist Dr Ezam Emran delivering a talk. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

Gleneagles Jerudong Park Medical Centre (GJPMC) debuted an education programme that was aimed at cultivating better understanding of cardiac-related issues among patients.

The Patient Education Programme which was launched on the sidelines of the World Heart Day observation today will also be directed towards encouraging patients to regulate their conditions by the making necessary lifestyle changes.

GJPMC said in a press statement that more people have been able to survive serious heart problems and live longer, thanks to improvements in medical care which also includes cardiac rehabilitation.

Among those who attended the event. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

Cardiac rehabilitation helps patients recover from major heart events such as heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty for angina via supervised exercise classes, risk-factor modification and health education.

In the last one year, GJPMC hospital placed great emphasis on expanding its cardiac rehabilitation programme. Efforts made include consulting experts from Singapore, introducing new elements and implementation of modern technology such as Fitbit to enhance patient engagement and outcomes.

GJPMC looks to involve more healthcare specialists to give talks for the programme, which is planned to be held on a monthly basis.

Among those who attended the event. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

The first patient education programme today began with an opening speech delivered by GJPMC’s Consultant Cardiologist Dr Rajinikanth Rajagopal before proceeding to talks by three healthcare specialists.

The three professionals include Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital’s Cardiologist Dr Ezam Emran and Cardiac Rehab Coordinator Jong Seng Khiong as well as GJPMC’s Dietitian Arfah Taib.

RIPAS Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Coordinator Jong Seng Khiong delivering his talk. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

Topics discussed include issues relating coronary heart disease, understanding cardia rehabilitation programme and the relations between heart and a healthy diet.

Additionally, GJPMC had also arranged a mini-exhibition proper healthcare, on the sidelines of the event.

An invited guest viewing the exhibition. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak
An invited guest viewing the exhibition. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak
An invited guest viewing the exhibition. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

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