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Dr Low Ting Ting

Designations:
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Director, Women Heart Health Programme, NUHCS
Qualifications:
MBBS (S'pore), MRCP (UK)
Specialties:
Cardiology (Heart)
Sub-Specialties:
Adult Congenital, General Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology Programme, Pulmonary Hypertension, Structural Heart Disease & Transcatheter Interventions, Women's Heart Health
Special Interests:
Adult Congenital and Structural Heart Disease Interventions, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pregnancy and Heart Disease, Female Phenotype Coronary Syndromes, Invasive Haemodynamics

Biosketch

Assistant Professor Low Ting Ting graduated with the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore. She was subsequently conferred Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) and finished her Advanced Specialist Training in Cardiology at National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS). She completed her advanced fellowship training in Toronto General and Mt Sinai Hospital, Canada, with dual accreditation in adult congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and heart disease in pregnancy.

At present, she is actively involved in the management of the above complex and highly specialised conditions. She performs percutaneous interventions for treatment of congenital/structural cardiac defects and pulmonary hypertension. She is passionate about research in advancing therapies for these cardiac conditions, and is the principal investigator for clinical trials and multi-centre registry work. She is currently also the clinical director of the Women's Heart Health Programme – the first of its kind in the nation to deliver gender-tailored care.

Asst Prof Low believes knowledge translation and empowerment is key to effective patient care. She also hopes to generate an increased visibility of heart disease in women, so that women will no longer be under-researched, under-diagnosed, under-supported and under-aware of their risk.

Beyond her work as a clinician, Asst Prof Low enjoys being an educator and mentor to doctors-in-training. She leads the Undergraduate Education Programme (Cardiology) for the medical school, National University of Singapore. She is also a faculty member of the Cardiology Senior Residency Programme.

Awards

  • 2020 - NUS Medicine Fortitude Award
  • 2002 - Best Rapid Fire Clinical Award, Pulmonary Vascular Research Annual World Congress
  • 2020 - Value Driven Outcome Excellence Award
  • 2019 - Singapore Medical Journal Outstanding Reviewer Recognition Award
  • 2017 - Travel Award, Ottawa Women’s Heart Health Summit
  • 2016 - Academic Medicine Development Award, Ministry of Health Singapore

Journals & Publications

Selected Publications:

1. Pulmonary arterial hypertension in pregnancy - a systematic review of outcomes in the modern era. TT Low, N Guron, R Ducas et al. Pul Cir 2021 Apr. https://doi.org/10.1177/20458940211013671

2. Pregnant with pulmonary arterial hypertension – can we handle the pressure. TT Low, John Granton. Int J Cardiol 2020 Nov. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.11.036

3. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: clinical implications and diagnostic challenges. Overlooked and underappreciated in Asia? TT Low, Marie Houdmount, PH Loh, et al. Clinical Cardiology 2020;1–8. DOI: 10.1002/clc.23484

4. Have a heart during the COVID-19 crisis: Making the case for cardiac rehabilitation in the ace of an ongoing pandemic. TJ Yeo, LYT Wang, TT Low. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2020 June; 27(9):903-905

5. Help-seeking patterns and funding strategies in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension on hosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors: an orphan disease with effective but costly treatment. Y Lim, SMWB Maaroof, TT Low et al. Singapore Med J 2020, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2020026

6. An Asian Perspective on Gender Differences in Clinical Outcomes and Echocardiographic Profiles of Patients With Medically Managed Severe Aortic Stenosis. JN Ngiam, N Chew, YB Tan, HW Sim, CH Sia, TT Low, et al. Heart Lung Circ 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.06.725

7. Pulmonary arterial hypertension in a multi-ethnic Asian population: Characteristics, survival and mortality predictors from a 14-year follow-up study. Y Lim, TT Low*, SP Chan, et al. *Co- 1st author Respirology. 2019 Feb;24(2):162-170.

8. Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation as an alternative to repeat open-heart surgery for patients with pulmonary outflow obstruction: a reality in Singapore. LWE Tay, WLJ Yip, TT Low, et al. Singapore Med J. 2018 Nov 29. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2018141.

9. Pharmacoinvasive strategy as rescue treatment for acute right ventricular failure from chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. VB Panday, I Kuntjoro, TT Low, et al. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcy156

10. The women’s heart health programme: a pilot trial of sex-specific cardiovascular management. TT Low, SP Chan, SH Wai, et al. BMC Womens Health. 2018 Apr 16;18(1):56.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Royal College of Physicians


 

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