Clinical Services

Several clinic centers of Fuwai Hospitalfor cardiovascular disease are the top ones in China and the world.

The Coronary HeartDisease Center is focused on complex coronary heart diseases in treatment andresearch. They performed the new technique of transcatheter aortic valveimplantation for the first two cases in China. It has stepped in world renowned,top-ranking treatment center for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and throughradial artery (TRI).

The Cardiac Arrhythmia Center is the specialized nationalcenter for diagnosis and treatment of electrophysiologic testing,radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) and pacemaker implantation. They havecarried out a lot of new techniques, such asimplantation of pacemakers with home monitoring, implantation of the firstFDA-approved MR-compatible pacemakers, and individual-stepping radiofrequencycatheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.

The Hypertension Center is recognized internationally bythe differential diagnosis of secondary hypertension. They first performedcatheter renal sympathetic denervation in China. It is a national leader in thetreatment of peripheral vascular disease.

Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Center is proceeding nationwidein both treatment and research for pulmonary vascular diseases such aspulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism by interventional procedures andright heart function, which has brought us international acclaim.

Adult Cardiac Surgery Center is one of the largest adult cardiacsurgery centers worldwide. It mainly cures patients suffering from valve,coronary and arrhythmic disorders. They first performed some intricate surgicaltechniques in China, for example, off-pump coronary arterial bypass graft(CABG),trans- thoracscopic CABG, and hybrid approach to heart disease, which have beenimproving the treatment and prognosis for patients with complex cardiovasculardiseases. Heart transplantation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and left ventricle assist device circulatory supportare routinely used for end-stageheart failure patients. About 40 heart transplants are performed every year, which is ranked the first in China. Themidterm and long-term survival rate after heart transplantation is higher thanthe world’s average level.

Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Centeris the largest congenital hreat disease center in mthe world. They perform varietyof surgical correction for Tetrology of Fallot, transposition of the greatarteries, pulmonaryatresia, double outlet of right ventricle, open- heart surgery without homologous bloodtransfusion for complex congenital heart disease, one and one half ventriclerepair for complex congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, Pulmonaryautograft for mitral valve replacement (ROSS II), Bidirectional Glenn shunt(bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis). Thesurgical proportion, success rate, and therapeutic effect of infant patients with complexcongenital heart defect are gradually increased or improved. The success ratefor the applications of up-to-the-minutesurgical techniques such as double root translocation and hybrid approach isbringing Fuwai in the front line in its field.

Vascular Surgery Center performs a large amount of aorticarch replacement, elephant trunk procedure, and one-step hybrid operation, off-pumptotal thoracoabdominal aorta replacement under normothermiaand aortic coarctation correction using balloon expantion stent to cure thecomplex aortic diseases, which is leading domestic level and close tointernational level in the surgical therapy of aortic aneurysm and aorticdissection.