Saw Dr Chong as my cholesterol is high on a health screening blood test. I thought that since I am only in my early 45. I dont have to worry about high cholesterol yet since I dont have any risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes an I do not smoke. Dr Chong did an echocardiogram of my heart and it was normal. He then did an ultrasound of my neck to look at the carotid arteries which are the blood vessels of the neck. He told me that there are early cholesterol plaques on it suggesting that my high cholesterol had been laid on it ant this may lead to strokes after many years I started on my cholesterol lowering pills on the same day.
If he had not done the neck scan and showed me the 60%, cholesterol blockage with the doppler calculation of narrowing, I wouldnt have done anything. I would have had a stroke like my dad in a few years. No wonder nowadays, people get heart attacks and strokes in their early fifties and sixties. Thank God Dr Chong who had been thorough in his management. I was reccomended to see him by my brother who is a Medical Officer who told me that Dr Chong is the author of several bestselling postgraduate Internal Medicine books such as MRCP made Easy, Survival Kit for MRCP, Cardiology, a Socratic apporach and the Cardiologist to the Sultan of Johor and an amazing diagnostician. He waived his consultation fee because of my brother and he gave me his sample of cholesterol lowering medication for 2 months.