RECENTLY, my mother visited Yishun Polyclinic because she kept having chest pains. She also felt breathless after walking up a slope but did not think much of it.
Dr George Chua Swee Huat ran some preliminary tests on her.
Although the results were negative, he gave her an urgent referral to a specialist at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, because my mother told him that coronary disease ran in her family.
The specialist found that all her coronary arteries were very badly blocked and open heart surgery was the only solution.
My mother had quadruple bypass surgery in the middle of last month.
Today, she has recovered and is very mobile.
I shudder to think of what would have happened if not for Dr Chua's persistence and quick action. Thank you, doctor, for saving my mum's life.
Julie Haw (Ms)
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