October 2016, 24:6

16 December 2016



15th Sukaman Memorial Lecture

ST Segment Elevation: New Electrocardiographic Insights in 2014

Boon-Lock Chia

ASEAN Heart Journal

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Of all the non-arrhythmic electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities, ST segment elevation (ST elevation) is the most important with regard to diagnosis, prognosis and management.



Brugada Syndrome - Acute Pericarditis - Culprit Artery - Isoelectric Line - Contiguous Lead


Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore

© The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access by ASEAN Federation of Cardiology.


Corresponding author: Emeritus Professor Boon-Lock Chia, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, NUHS Tower Block Level 9, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228


Citation for Professor Boon-Lock Chia, Republic of Singapore


It is with great pleasure for me to deliver the citation of our 15th Sukaman Memorial lecturer, Professor Boon-Lock Chia from Singapore. Prof Chia graduated in Medicine in 1963 from the University of Singapore (now the National University of Singapore [NUS]). His initial training in Cardiology was in Sydney, Australia and later at the Division of Cardiology, Stanford University Medical Centre in America. He joined the NUS as a Senior Lecturer in Medicine in 1972 and was promoted to full Professor in 1981 till 1999.


He is currently an Emeritus Professor at the NUS and an Emeritus Consultant at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore. His former appointments, achievements and awards include the following: (1) Head, Division of Cardiology and Chief, Cardiac Department at the National University Hospital, Singapore (2) President of the Singapore Cardiac Society (3) President of the Singapore Hypertension Society (4) Secretary-Treasurer, Asean Federation of Cardiology (5) Chairman of the Workgroup for Singapore Ministry of Health’s Clinical Practice Guidelines in Lipids (2001, 2006) (6) Life Time Achievement Award from: (i) The Singapore Cardiac Society and (ii) The Lee Foundation – National Healthcare Group (7) Honorary Member of the Singapore Medical Association (8) Dato Paduka Mahkota Brunei (9) Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and 3 other colleges (10) International Editor of “Journal of Electrocardiology” (11) Delivered the 9th Antonio Samia lecture at the 14th Asia Pacific Congress of Cardiology in 2004.


Prof Chia was one of the pioneers of echocardiography and 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring in Singapore. He has published more than 160 papers in international and regional journals and authored 2 books – (i) “Clinical Electrocardiography” and (ii) “An Atlas of Two dimensional and Doppler Echocardiography”.


Dato’ Dr Azhari Rosman


President National Heart Association of Malaysia



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