Shanghai Chest Hospital is one of the earliest hospitals in China which capable of performing the cardiovascular surgery. Founded in 1957, the cardiovascular surgery department is the National Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Center of the Ministry of Health, the National Key Clinical Specialty of the Ministry of Health, and the leading Specialty in Shanghai. The department has a group of experts with rich clinical experience in cardiovascular diseases and surgeries. Each year, nearly 1,000 cases of various types of cardiovascular surgery have been performed. So far, tens of thousands of complicated cardiovascular operations have been performed.
The department specializes in the surgical treatment of various difficult cardiovascular diseases, closely following the latest developments and cutting-edge technologies of international cardiovascular surgery, and has successively performed off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and minimally invasive small incision surgery, mitral valve repair, off-pump repair of the atrioventricular septal defect, atrial fibrillation ablation, emergency aortic aneurysm surgery and etc. At the same time, in the field of congenital heart disease, the team is constantly developing into the field of young-age, low-weight and complex congenital heart disease treatment.
At present, the cutting-edge leading technologies carried out by the department include mitral valve repair with preserved leaflets, composite aortic valve repair at the leading level in the country, modified David procedure with independent innovation, improved Yacoub procedure at the international leading level, and other aortic root reconstruction techniques.
Moreover, the department undertakes a number of researches at various levels each year, and publishes many internationally recognized papers and articles. Among them, “Gu Kaishi Thoraco-cardiac Operative Surgery” has concentrated on the work of hundreds of famous scholars in the field of thoracic-cardiac surgery in China, including Taiwan. It is one of the most influential monographs on thoracic-cardiac surgery in China.
The department has nearly 120 beds, including two adult wards, one pediatric ward and one intensive care unit. There are thirty doctors, including four chief physicians, 14 deputy chief physicians, two postgraduate tutors, and two experts own special allowances from he government of the State Council.