It was founded in the 1960s. By 1983, we first carried out trans-esophagus electrophysiological examination in WenZhou, and thrombolytic therapy with rt-PA for severe cases of acute myocardial infarction was also first performed by us successfully in 1995. Later, the Cardio-vascular center, which was consisted of Cardiology division and Thoracic surgery division, was founded in 2005. At present the Cardiology division has became a large scale, well equipped division with skillful staff, and functions as state clinical pharmacological base, specialist cardiologists training base, interventional therapy training base for coronary heart disease and arrhythmia, specialty demonstration center of AHA(China).
Around eighty staffs are registered in the cardiology division, among whom there are eight professors or archiaters, four associate professors or associate chief physicians, four associate chief technicians. About 75% of the staffs has acquired MD, among whom five are master’s post graduate tutors. At present the division possesses three inpatient wards and one CCU, containing altogether 155 beds, along with non-invasive examining labs including ultrasonic cardiogram lab, treadmill test lab, Holter monitor lab and trans-esophagus electrophysiological examination lab etc. The catheter lab, as the most important component of the cardiology division, covers an area of around 1000 m2, equipped with two Philips FD 10 and one GE Innova 2100, along with IVUS, FFR, CARTO, INSIGHT, Rotablator and multi-conduct electrophysiological monitor. About 4000 interventional therapies, including CTO, rotablation, radiofrequency ablation of AF and VT, ICD/CRT/CRTD implantation, and His-bundle pacing were carried out each year. The His-bundle pacing technology, which was firstly performed in February 2011, is in a domestic leading position.
During the development process, the cardiology division widely adopts foreign advanced medical technology. In 2011, we facilitated the formation of the collaborative relationship with KOKURA Memorial Hospital. Besides, we invited professor Ye jian from the Canadian St. Paul Hospital to be the Canadian director of the Cardio-vascular center, who instructs the latest thoracic surgical technique periodically. Ever since 2011 we have preformed early neoplasty on AMI patient who developed interventricular septum perforation under the instruction of pro. Ye and the result turned out to be satisfying.
In scientific research field, we have finished several national and provincial science project and published over 200 scientific papers in domestic and international core journals, including 13 SCI papers, and acquired provincial and municipal improvement award.