Internal Cardiology Medical TeamSummary
The Division of Cardiology of the
NationalTaiwanUniversityHospital has long been honored for its excellence in providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and medical management for patients with all kinds of cardiovascular diseases. There are approximately 40 attending cardiologists in the Division of Cardiology. In addition to providing expert care to our patients, they are also responsible for teaching medical students and training residents as well as cardiology fellows. These interventional cardiologists undertake highly specialized procedures and have vast experience in performing complex coronary interventions. Research into non-invasive imaging modalities to facilitate cardiac intervention procedures is currently underway.
NTUH is a pioneer in establishing the first 24-hour on-call emergency cardiac catheterization team to provide patients sustaining acute myocardial infarction the best medical care, including primary angioplasty. Currently there are two coronary care units with the capacity of 18 beds. There are approximately 40 attending cardiologists in the Division of Cardiology. In addition to providing expert care to our patients, they are also responsible for teaching medical students and training residents as well as cardiology fellows. Moreover, research work by the staff cardiologists, including every aspect of cardiology has won international recognition.
NTUH provides both non-invasive and invasive diagnostic and treatment modalities. The non-invasive procedures include resting ECG, Holter recording, Signal Average ECG, ambulatory blood pressure recording, treadmill exercise testing, echocardiography (M-mode, 2-D, Doppler, tissue Doppler, integrated backscattered, 3-D, transesophageal, etc.), nuclear cardiac imaging (Th201 myocardial perfusion imaging, Tc99m myocardial imaging, etc.), CT coronary angiography, MR images, and positron emission tomography. Invasive modalities for vascular and structural heart diseases include diagnostic cardiac catheterization, percutaneous transluminal coronary, carotid and peripheral intervention, intravascular ultrasound, device closure for congenital intra- or extra-cardiac defects, and balloon valvuloplasty. Invasive modalities for cardiac arrhythmias include electrophysiological study, radiofrequency ablation for arrhythmias, and pacemaker implantation including biventricular pacemaker and intracardiac cardioverter defibrillator. NTUH also provides genetic screening for hereditary diseases. Highly experienced cardiac surgeons undertake valve replacement and repair surgery, coronary bypass surgery, heart transplantation, ECMO and VAD support for terminal heart diseases.
The interventional cardiologists at NTUH have highly specialized techniques and vast experience in performing all kinds of complex coronary interventions. In daily practice, they provide intravascular ultrasound guided left main coronary stenting, various procedures and techniques for bifurcation lesions and chronic total occlusions, etc. Excellent short-term and long-term outcomes have been reached and published in high-ranked international medical journals. Rotablation and drug-eluting stents are also routinely practiced. The outstanding performance of extracranial carotid artery intervention has also been recognized by numerous international cardiology societies. At NTUH the electrophysiology staff regularly performs radiofrequency ablations for all kinds of arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, by either traditional methods or the CARTO system. Cardiac resynchronization therapy and ICD implantation are also daily routines. For non-invasive cardiac diagnosis, NTHU has a 3T MRI machine, and a 256-slice MDCT, which provides ultra fine imaging of cardiac anatomy, myocardial disorders, and coronary artery, vein, and bypass-graft lesions. Research into non-invasive imaging modalities to facilitate cardiac intervention procedures is currently underway.
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(Last revised: 2016/05/04 by Joyce)
(Last revised: 2016/05/04 by Joyce)