Check out recent interviews and articles featuring The Vascular and Endovascular Clinic and our Doctors.
#VIVA 2022 in Vegas
Latest and greatest from Vegas! Delighted to head back to Sin City in collaboration with MedAlliance. Excited to share 24 months CLTI clinical results at #VIVA 2022 Late Breaking Trial Session, November 2nd 11:00pm (UTC-7). Utility Of Sirolimus Drug Eluting Balloons in the Treatment of Complex Below-The-Knee Atherosclerotic Disease in Patients with Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia – 24months Results from the PRESTIGE Study. What stays in Vegas sure to spread out from Vegas!
Dr Tang has been featured on Renal Interventions, a leading online medical platform, and shared his views on the late-breaking data from a small-scale pilot trial which offers encouragement in the treatment of dysfunctional dialysis accesses with drug coated balloons (DCBs). He was awarded the Charing Cross 2022 Senior Clinician Abstract Prize for his presentation on the 12-month ISABELLA TRIAL, which assessed the safety and feasibility of theSelution SLR sirolimus-eluting balloon (MedAlliance) for minimising the effect of neointimal hyperplasia to treat AVF stenosis.
Dr Tang was recently featured on Celazine Magazine where he answered commonly asked questions on varicose veins and shared tips on how to boost vein health. Read on to find what causes varicose veins, symptoms to look out for, and more importantly useful tips on how you can improve the health of your veins and symptoms.
Delighted to have contributed to the SFA focus issue this month for Endovascular Today. Dr Tang during his time at SGH has been leading the charge in the use of sirolimus coated balloons for peripheral lower limb Angioplasty and endovascular access fistula salvage over the past 3 years in Singapore. Honoured and privileged to have contributed an article to this prestigious journal. Looking forward to new data emerging from this technology in the peripheral vasculature soon!
We’re proud to have Dr Tang give an update to fellow medical practitioners on ‘What’s new for treating symptomatic varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency?’ on Sat, 5th November 2022. The last twenty years has seen an explosion in the number of medical devices available for the management of varicose veins and Dr Tang will be sharing how new techniques have improved patients’ perioperative experience.
Dr Tang won the senior clinician abstract oral presentation prize at the famous Charing Cross meeting in London in April. His talk centred on the use of novel sirolimus drug coated balloons to salvage failing arteriovenous fistulas of dialysis patients from Singapore. What this means is that the patients have a way to save their precious access for dialysis which leads to potentially less admissions to hospital and potentially less complications and morbidity. Take a look at his 5 minutes presentation and questions and answers session delivered by zoom!
One of the many eminent positions held by Dr Julian Wong was as Chairman of the Diabetic Foot Committee from 2018 to 2021. Together, the committee put together a publication on ‘Appropriate Care Guide for Foot Assessment in People with Diabetes Mellitus’. This was published by MOH to other healthcare professionals for their reference.
Dr Tang Tjun Yip will be sharing with fellow medical practitioners on ‘Techniques to Optimize Venous Stenting Outcomes’ on Tuesday, 21st March 2023. Joining him are 2 international panel doctors as they share on the evolution of venous stents and the techniques to optimize outcomes with venous stents.
In 2021, Dr Julian Wong and Dr Tang Tjun Yip were invited to MoneyFM 89.3's Health Suites with Claressa Monteiro to share their views about the current status of peripheral artery disease in Singapore and the impact of a rising prevalence of diabetes mellitus on the blood vessels in the legs. They discuss what symptoms to look out for, simple preventative measures and the current management of the disease including state of the art use of lower limb angioplasty (ballooning) to open up blocked arteries in the leg.
Dr Tang was invited to CNA to share the causes of cold feet and the implications of having such symptoms. He discusses the impact of having peripheral artery disease (blockage of the arteries supplying the legs) and its current management especially in the context of a rising incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Singapore.