Dr. Yat-Yin LAM

Dr. Yat-Yin LAM

Specialist in Cardiology

FHKAM (Medicine)
FRCP (Glasg)
FRCP (Lond)
FRCP (Edin)

Doctor Lam graduated from University of Hong Kong with John Anderson Gray Medal and is currently the Director of Center Medical Limited and the Chief Medical Consultant of Hong Kong Magnetocardiography (HKMCG) center. He received cardiology training at Prince of Wales Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He was awarded a Doctor of Medicine in 2011.

He is one of the leading physician trainers for complex cardiovascular interventions in Asian countries especially left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) and transcatheter aortic valvular implantation (TAVI).

He is also instrumental in introducing non-invasive medical imaging technology (MCG) for the early detection of coronary artery disease to Hong Kong. He is one of the co-founders of Hong Kong Society of Congenital and Structural Heart Disease and the program directors of a few international LAAO workshops and interventional symposiums for structural heart diseases. He was formerly an associate Professor in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is currently the associate editor of International Journal of Cardiology. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles in major international journals.

His areas of particular interest include Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging (4D echocardiography for heart failure and congenital heart disease), Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Bioresorbable Vascular Scafford), Structural Heart Intervention (Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, Transcatheter Aortic Valvular Implantation, Renal Artery Denervation, Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair), as well as Device Therapy for Sudden Cardiac Death, Bradycardia or Heart Failure.

Additionally, Dr. Lam is the Visiting Professor of Tongji University, Shanghai, China; the Key Opinion leader and Consultant in a few Cardiac Device Companies (Boston Scientific, St Jude Medical, Lifetech Scientific, Venus Medtech and Microport); Asia Pacific Medical Director of Magnetic Field Imaging, BMP, Germany and the Honorary Associate Consultant for a few public hospitals in Hong Kong.


Ten Most Representative Publications

(More than 250 peer-reviewed original articles)

  1. Lam YY, Kaya MG et, al. Restrictive right ventricular physiology: its presence and symptomatic contribution in patients with pulmonary stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;50:1491-1497
  2. Lam YY, Kaya MG et, al. Effect of endovascular stenting of aortic coarctation on biventricular function in adults. Heart 2007;93:1441-1447
  3. Lam YY, Mullen MJ et, al. LV long axis dysfunction in adults with “corrected” aortic coarctation is related to an older age at intervention and increased aortic stiffness. Heart 2009;95:733-739
  4. Lam YY, Kaya MG et, al. Effect of chronic afterload increase on left ventricular myocardial function in patients with congenital left sided obstructive lesions. Am J Cardiol. 2007;99:1582-1587
  5. Lam YY, Kaya MG et, al. “Isolated” diastolic dysfunction in left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Am J Cardiol. 2006;98:509-514
  6. Lam YY, Mullen MJ et, al. Left ventricular and ascending aortic function after stenting of native coarctation of aorta. Am J Cardiol. 2010;9:1343-1347
  7. Lam YY, Ma TK et, al. Alternatives to chronic warfarin therapy for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Int. J. Cardiol. 2011;150:4-11
  8. Lam YY, Yu CM et, al. Enhanced detection of patent foramen ovale by systematic transthoracic saline contrast echocardiography. Int. J. Cardiol. 2011;152:24-27
  9. Lam YY, Henein MY et, al. Prolonged total isovolumic time is related to reduced long-axis functional recovery following valve replacement surgery for severe aortic stenosis. Int. J Cardiol. 2012; 159:187-191
  10. Lam YY, Yip GW et, al. left atrial appendage closure with Amplatzer cardiac plug for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: initial Asia-Pacific experience. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012;79:794-800