As the important part of the national emphasis subject, Cardiology department of Dongfang hospital possesses a lot of well-known Chinese medicine and western medicine cardiovascular specialist. There is a topping talented men echelon and advanced equipment in the department. The department collects the medical treatment, teaching, research and prevention to one body and includes the outpatient, ward, CCU (coronary care unit), catheter room, cardiac electrophysiology room. Cardiovascular internal department is the doctor’s degree and master’s degree cultivating point of the Beijing University of traditional Chinese medicine and set up post-doctoral station. We undertake many nation class, ministry class and university class research items and have trained massive cardiovascular internal high-grade professional staff.
Cardiovascular internal Department has thirty beds and CCU has eight beds. There are a crop of high-quality and high-level technical staff, including nine doctors having senior professional title, two doctor postgraduate tutors, four master postgraduate tutors, five doctors having doctor’s degree and four doctors having master’s degree. The department equips Siemens large scale digital subtraction radiography machine, electrophysiology multiplying channel machine, radio frequency machine, Philips multifunction intensive monitor, flat movement test machine, computer multiple lead electrocardiograph, gullet adjusting pulse machine, woundless system care unit, breathing machine and defibrillation machine, etc. We are able to carry out cardiovascular wound and woundless check and treatment and have launched coronary arteriongraphy operation, PTCA +stent Implantation operation, pacemaker settling operation, radio frequency ablation operation to treat tachyarrhythmia, congenital cardiopathy’s interventional therapy and arteriae aorta sacculus proprius counterpulsation, and etc most advanced diagnosis and treatment items. Our department utilizes combined treatment of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine to diagnose and treat coronary heart disease, hypertensive disease, arrhythmia, hyperlipemia, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, rheumatic heart disease and congenital heart disease. There has been a satisfactory therapy effect and our own special features. The heart emergency and severe case salvaging green passage system has been set up and we are building up clinical pharmacology, scientific research teaching base and scientific research prevention and cure net. The ward of our department has a comfortable and fine environment. We also set up the advanced sickbed to satisfy the different patients’ requirement. The experts of department have lofty medical ethics, exquisite medical skill and affluent clinical experiences. All medical and nursing members are willing to serve for you with love, empressement and enthusiasm.
Cardiovascular internal Department has a foothold on Chinese medicine and uses integrated traditional and western medicine to treat coronary heart disease, acute myocardial infarction, angina, arrhythmia, heart failure, heart failure and cardiomyopathy, etc cardiovascular diseases. Our department has carried out the coronary heart disease revascularization treatment and at same time we use Chinese medicine herb by mouth or vein preparation to prevent restenosis after PTCA and stenting, furthermore this treatment can improve patients’ life quality, especially for myocardial infarction, cardiac insufficiency, reperfusion injury and ventricles reconstitution. When we treat heart failure we add some reinforcing qi, promoting blood circulation, dissipating phlegm and diuresis Chinese medicine herb under base of western medicine regular treatment, which not only can improve cardiac function, lighten clinical symptoms but also can prevent happening of heart failure and improve patients’ life quality. The department summarizes many years’ technological research findings under base of absorbing the predecessors’ experiences and uses the experiences to combine differentiation of symptoms and signs with differentiation of diseases to treat viral myocarditis and bradyarrhythmia. The therapy effect is very gratifying.
The interventional diagnosis and treatment of angiocardiopathy is the preponderant field of our department. We have launched all kinds of interventional technique which can be carried out in the national and international range. Coronary heart disease transcatheter interventional therapy developed very quickly for the past few years. We regularly launch various interventional therapy items, such as: coronary arteriongraphy, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), aeteria coronaria stent implantation and aeteria coronaria atherectomy operation. Coronary angiography is a “golden standard” for the coronary artery disease diagnosis. The average operation time is twenty to thirty minutes. The patients don’t fell any uncomfortable and can leave hospital three days after operation. This operation makes many patients’ disease got diagnosed in time. It is very useful to know the position and degree of vasculopathy so as to take interventional therapy as soon as possible, otherwise the patients probably onset abruptly acute myocardial infarction or sudden cardiac death. At same time the operation can avoid many misdiagnoses. Coronary angioplasty and stent plantation are the most effective, consummate and mature ways to treat coronary heart disease. There is very good clinical therapy effect. The operation can improve patients’ life quality, ameliorate patients’ cardiac function, prevent myocardial infarction and increase in life span. There is no any pain in the operation. Most of the operation time is less than one hour. The patients can leave hospital in three to seven days after operation. We have accumulated affluent operation experiences up to now and cooperate and communicate with other international and national hospitals. The whole level has reached domestic leading position. Besides our department still take the lead to carry out some special coronary heart disease diagnostic techniques, like coronary arteriongraphy through arteria radialis. These techniques can make operation wound less and recovery more quickly. We also undertake restenosis mechanism after coronary artery expansion and intervention basic and clinical research. Our department is capable to overall types of cardiac pacemakers in the world and uses them to treat various kinds of malignant bradyarrhythmia and tachyarrhythmia with high level. We carried out using all kinds of physiological pacing and double cavity pacing to treat hypertrophic cardio myopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy, using multiacavity pacing to treat dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure, using anti-tachyarrhythmia pacemaker to treat supraventricular tachycardia and using implantable cardioverter defibrillator to treat ventricular tachycardia, survivor from sudden death and heart stoppage. The department has the special pacemaker follow-up outpatient and special doctor who will closely visit patients assembled pacemakers and make patients can get the biggest advantage from the pacemaker and improve patients’ life quality. Achievement ratio of using Radiofrequency Current Catheter Ablation to treat all kinds of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia, auricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation) can get above 95 percentages. The interventional therapy of congenital cardiopathy including patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, etc can carry out transcatheter closer. The operation hardly has pain. The patients can leave hospital in a week after operation.
Our department is the first group of cardiovascular clinical pharmacological base of Beijing Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After many years’ construction our department has the software and hardware conditions to accomplish any stage clinical pharmacological experiment. We have accumulated some experiences and been direct center of Chinese medicine study. The study level is very high at home. We also have offered big contributions for our country’s new drugs’ exploitation and clinical application. Pathogenetic foundation study of hypertensive disease, coronary heart disease and arrhythmia is constantly main direction of basic study. We have got some results and some fields have reached internationally advanced level, such as: cardiovascular disease epidemiology, cardiovascular disease molecular epidemiology, pathogenesis of hypertensive disease, prevention and cure of myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury and interventional therapy of restenosis.
Our department still undertakes undergraduates of the Beijing University Traditional Chinese Medicine teaching, clinical probation and probation, etc teaching task. There are many medical talented men being cultivated by our department. The ward of cardiovascular opens “green passage”for the emergency and severe patients. There are considerable acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, unstable angina pectoris, severe arrhythmia and intractable heart failure salvaged by our department. The level of angiocardiopathy prevention and cure has got advanced at home.
Our department launches the medical work through multiple channel and multistrata, at the same time we strengthen health education and introduce the new prevention theory about coronary heart disease, hypertensive disease and hyperlipoidemia. We give the patients new theory that: to prevent disease when you have no illness, the therapy purpose is to improve the life quality. We set up the special out patient of coronary heart disease, hypertensive disease and hyperlipoidemia. The regulations of follow-up visit and special disease for special visiting have been set up in our department. Our department also participate actively health knowledge lecture through TV, radio and newspaper, etc media and community lecture. (scientific popular lecture in the community, registration of cardiovascular diseases in the hospital, follow-up visit and tracing of cardiovascular diseases out of the hospital, hot-line telephone of cardiovascular diseases and experts outpatient of cardiovascular diseases)