Pediatric cardiovascular surgery performed the first open heart surgery for congenital heart disease in 1957, which established the historical position of Shanghai Chest Hospital as a pioneer in cardiac surgery in China.
In 1977, the hospital set up a pediatric cardiovascular surgery ward for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease. It became one of the earliest heart centers has pediatric cardiac surgery in China, and it has rapidly developed into an authoritative medical institution for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease.
At the beginning of 2007, pediatric cardiovascular surgery further explored and successfully implemented the surgical treatment of off-pump minimally invasive ventricular septal defect, which became the first center to implement this operation domestically and internationally. At the same time, in the field of complex congenital heart disease, the success rate of Fallot’s quadruple correction surgery is close to 97 percent. Aortic valve and mitral valve repair were performed in pediatric heart valve disease for complex congenital problems, and the minimum operating weight of mitral valve repair was 5 kg. In addition, in the treatment of rare and complicated congenital cases such as the ascending aorta origination from right pulmonary artery and complete mixed TAPVC have also been successful.
Pediatric heart surgery has always maintained the first rank of treating congenital heart disease in the country, and gradually integrated into the international arena.