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2024/03/11
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Dr Lim Wei Yao

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Designations:

  • Consultant, Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore

Qualifications:

MBChB(Hon), MRCP(London), ECES

Specialties/Sub-specialties:

Cardiology

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Cardiology (Heart), Electrophysiology, General Cardiology

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Dr Lim is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist with a special interest in the management of patients with heart rhythm disorders.

He graduated from the University of Glasgow and obtained a first class honours for his BSc and medical degree. He was rank first in the UK national recruitment process and undertook his cardiology training in various prestigious hospitals in London, where he worked with world renowned experts. He undertook his cardiac electrophysiology training in Bart’s Heart Centre, one of the largest cardiovascular units in Europe and spent time in Great Ormond Street Hospital performing ablations and implanting devices in children.

On completion of specialist training, Dr Lim was appointed consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital and was one of the youngest electrophysiologist in the UK. He worked alongside 2 other electrophysiologist and help transformed the service making it the fastest growing EP centre in the country performing close to 900 ablations per annum. After 3.5 years in post, he returned to Singapore in 2024.

Dr Lim is a European Heart Rhythm Association certified electrophysiology specialist and he performs simple and complex catheter ablations using the latest technologies. He is also a specialist in implanting all types of cardiac devices including pacemakers, defibrillators and resynchronisation therapy. 

Dr Lim strongly believes in placing his patients at the heart of his approach. He takes time to explain all test and treatment proposed and discusses all alternative options ensuring patients are fully informed and involved in all aspects of their care.

Journals & Publications

  1. Sharp A, Matthews G, Papageorgiou N, Till R, Raine D, Williams I, Grahame-Clarke C, Nair S, Abdul-Samad O, Vassiliou V, Garg P,  Lim WY. Hospitalization for permanent pacemaker implantation in the context of isolated sinus node dysfunction is associated with increased mortality compared with an outpatient strategy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2023 Dec;46(12):1465-1471. doi: 10.1111/pace.14856. Epub 2023 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 37910470.
  2. Dulai R, Bangash F, Sharma A, Cambridge A, Wong G, Lim W, Farwell D, Garcia J, Srinivansan NT. Open Window Mapping of Accessory Pathways: A Literature Review and Practical Guide. Arrhythm Electrophysiol Rev. 2023;12:e28. doi: 10.15420/aer.2023.09. eCollection 2023. Review. PubMed PMID: 38213630; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10782422.
  3.  Honarbakhsh S, Earley MJ, Martin CA, Creta A, Sohaib A, Ang R, Butcher C, Waddingham PH, Dhinoja M, Lim W, Srinivasan NT, Providencia R, Kanthasamy V, Sporton S, Chow A, Lambiase PD, Schilling RJ, Finlay MC, Hunter RJ. PolarX Cryoballoon metrics predicting successful pulmonary vein isolation: targets for ablation of atrial fibrillation. Europace. 2022 Oct 13;24(9):1420-1429. doi: 10.1093/europace/euac100. PubMed PMID: 35737685.
  4. Androulakis E, Falconer D, Briasoulis A, Sohrabi C, Lim WY, Siasos G, Ahluwalia N, Graham A, Papageorgiou N. Long-term Outcomes of Catheter Ablation for Ventricular Arrhythmias in Post-Myocarditis Patients: Insights from a Meta-Analysis of Current Data. SN Compr Clin Med. 2022;4(1):62. doi: 10.1007/s42399-022-01137-w. Epub 2022 Feb 19. Review. PubMed PMID: 35224448; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8857528.
  5. Papageorgiou N, Sohrabi C, Prieto Merino D, Tyrlis A, Atieh AE, Saberwal B, Lim WY, Creta A, Khanji M, Rusinova R, Chooneea B, Khiani R, Wijesuriya N, Chow A, Butt H, Browne S, Joshi N, Kay J, Ahsan S, Providencia R. High sensitivity troponin and COVID-19 outcomes. Acta Cardiol. 2022 Feb;77(1):81-88. doi: 10.1080/00015385.2021.1887586. Epub 2021 Mar 8. PubMed PMID: 33685354; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7970632.
  6. Patel KP, Lim WY, Pavithran A, Assadi R, Wan D, Kennon S, Ozkor M, Earley M, Sporton S, Dhinoja M, Hayward C, Muthumala A, Hunter R, Lowe M, Lambiase P, Segal O, Mathur A, Schilling R, Baumbach A, Mullen MJ, Chow AW. Early pacemaker implantation for transcatheter aortic valve implantation is safe and effective. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2022 Jan;45(1):103-110. doi: 10.1111/pace.14397. Epub 2021 Dec 26. PubMed PMID: 34727374.
  7. Papageorgiou N, Briasoulis A, Barra S, Sohrabi C, Lim WY, Agarwal S, Oikonomou E, Duehmke R, Roubicek T, Polasek R, Behar JM, Rinaldi CA, Neto M, Goncalves M, Adragao P, Tousoulis D, Creta A, Rowland E, Ahsan S, Schilling RJ, Lambiase PD, Lowe M, Chow AW, Providencia R. Long-Term Impact of Body Mass Index on Survival of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: A Multi-Centre Study. Am J Cardiol. 2021 Aug 15;153:79-85. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.05.024. Epub 2021 Jun 25. PubMed PMID: 34183146.
  8. Honarbakhsh S, Providencia R, Garcia-Hernandez J, Martin CA, Hunter RJ, Lim WY, Kirkby C, Graham AJ, Sharifzadehgan A, Waldmann V, Marijon E, Munoz-Esparza C, Lacunza J, Gimeno-Blanes JR, Ankou B, Chevalier P, Antonio N, Elvas L, Castelletti S, Crotti L, Schwartz P, Scanavacca M, Darrieux F, Sacilotto L, Mueller-Leisse J, Veltmann C, Vicentini A, Demarchi A, Cortez-Dias N, Antonio PS, de Sousa J, Adragao P, Cavaco D, Costa FM, Khoueiry Z, Boveda S, Sousa MJ, Jebberi Z, Heck P, Mehta S, Conte G, Ozkartal T, Auricchio A, Lowe MD, Schilling RJ, Prieto-Merino D, Lambiase PD. A Primary Prevention Clinical Risk Score Model for Patients With Brugada Syndrome (BRUGADA-RISK). JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Feb;7(2):210-222. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2020.08.032. Epub 2020 Oct 28. PubMed PMID: 33602402.
  9. Ioannou A, Papageorgiou N, Lim WY, Wongwarawipat T, Hunter RJ, Dhillon G, Schilling RJ, Creta A, El Haddad M, Duytschaever M, Hussein A, Dhiraj G, Ahsan S, Providencia R. Efficacy and safety of ablation index-guided catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: an updated meta-analysis. Europace. 2020 Nov 1;22(11):1659-1671. doi: 10.1093/europace/euaa224. PubMed PMID: 32862230.
  10. Papageorgiou N, Providencia R, Saberwal B, Sohrabi C, Tyrlis A, Atieh AE, Lim WY, Creta A, Khanji M, Rusinova R, Chooneea B, Khiani R, Wijesuriya N, Chow A, Butt H, Browne S, Joshi N, Kay J, Ahsan S. Ethnicity and COVID-19 cardiovascular complications: a multi-center UK cohort. Am J Cardiovasc Dis. 2020;10(4):455-462. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 33224596; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7675148.

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Professional Memberships

  • MRCP(London)
  • ECES

2024/06/11
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