The Department of Cardiology, founded in 1989, was the first sub-specialized department for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in Zhejiang province. It is committed to providing quality care to patients with cardiovascular disease in a highly integrated and cooperative manner. Currently it has over 220 inpatient beds. Its patient care system is supported by an excellent medical team consisting of professors, associate professors, fellows, residents, nurses, interns and technicians (some of whom are proficient in English and Japanese). The average annual outpatient visits is over 210,000 and the inpatient admission is over 12,000 every year. The Department is equipped with 6 catheter labs.
State of the art technologies are available here including TAVR, MitraClip and Mitralign for Valular heart disease; CAG, PCI, IVUS, OCT, FFR and rotational atherectomy for coronary artery disease; pacemaker implantation including CRT-P/D and ICD for sick sinus syndrome, conduction block, prevention of sudden cardiac death or heart failure; Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion for prevention of stroke due to atrial fibrillation; magnetic navigated catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias such as AF and PVST, occlusion for congenital heart disease such as ASD, VSD and PDA and percutaneous balloon mitral valvuoplasty. Newly developed procedure technique such as hybrid operation and new devices such as Impella, the left ventricular assist device, are also well used here.
The Department has been authorized as the National Key Clinical Specialty, Key Medical Subject of Zhejiang University and Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang Provincial Quality Control Center for Cardiovascular Interventional Diagnosis and Treatment etc. It is one of the first training bases for cardiovascular interventional diagnosis and treatment approved by the former Ministry of Health.
The Chair of the Department, Prof. WANG Jian’an, is also the President of the Second Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine. He is a full-time professor, doctoral supervisor, premium specialist of Zhejiang Province, and FACC. He also serves as the academic leader of the National Key Clinical Specialty --Department of Cardiology, Chairman of Zhejiang Cardiology Association, past Chairman of Zhejiang Electrocardiophysiology and Pacing Association, Chairman of Zhejiang Cardiologist Association, Chairman of Zhejiang Cardiology Intervention Quality Control Center, Chairman of Zhejiang Cardiology Intervention Specialist Committee, etc. Prof. WANG has received numerous awards and honors such as the Bethune Award, Wu Jieping Award, Second Prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress and so on, and was recognized as “Hospital President with the Most Leadership in China” and “Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contribution".
Armed with knowledge, technology and expertise, all members in the Department of Cardiology are dedicated to providing the best quality care for patients and making outstanding contributions to scientific progress in the field of cardiovascular disease.