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Hospital Introduction

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The Center operates four departments (Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardioanesthesia) and seven specialized clinics (Hypertension Clinic, Cardiac Valve Clinic, Hyperlipidemia Clinic, Artificail Cardiac Pacemaker Clinic, Adult Congenital Heart Diseases Clinic, Peripheral Vascular Clinic and Arteriosclorosis Clinic) In particular, the Cardiovascular Research Center carries out its renowned researches into Stent development, arteriosclerosis, artificial organ, ventricle pacemaker, Cardiovascular laboratory system, lipometabolism, arrhythmia and many others. The Cardiovascular Center significantly contributed to the promotion of domestic heart surgery to a world standard through their management of congenital heart diseases and open-heart surgery. The Department of Cardiology performed the nation's frist coronary artery balloon dilatation surgery in 1983, successful hearth transplantation in 1994, successful lung transplantation in 1996, and once again the list of firsts is protracted. The Cardiovascular Hospital performed various the nation's frist successful operations, and this was matched by survival rates that are acclaimed to be world-class. A'Coronary Care Unit (CCU)' is where acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina can be treated immediately. A'Highly Internsive Care Unit (HICU)' provides postoperative care for cardiac surgical patients and for the isolation treatment for heart and lung transplantation patients.

The 'Telemetry Unit' of 119 ward continuously monitors arrhythmia and critically ill patients by attaching radio transmitters to the patients' bodies to observe and diagnose the patients' conditions from a central monitor at the nurse's station. The 'Electrocariogram(ECG) Laboratory' is capable of restoring at maximum 200,000 patients' ECGs, and is also able to send requested ECGs via modem to collaborative medical centers accurately and speedily 24 hours a day. The Cardiovascular Center even pays attention to healthcare services like conference for pro-operative patients and their families about their scheduled operations every Friday, and also successfully held the international symposium 'Endovascular Summit 99' which was concerned treatments for various vascular diseases.

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