Cardiovascular Medicine

The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is a key department in the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University(SYSU). It consists of cardiovascular unit I and II, coronary care unit(CCU), electrocardiographic office and cardiovascular interventional office. There are 113 inpatient beds.

The number of our staff is 62, among which we have 4 professors and chief physicians, 6 associate professors and associate chief physicians, 1 doctoral supervisor, 4 master supervisor and 15 specialists.

Our department boasts large-sized advanced equipment such as digital subtraction angiography machines, multiple conductive physiological instruments, intra-aortic balloon counter-pulsation instruments, dynamic electrocardiograph and treadmill exercise machines.

Every year, the number of outpatients and inpatients is around 20,000 and 3,000 respectively.

Specialist outpatient clinics of hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmia, hyperlipidemia and interventional therapy of congenital heart disease are available to our patients. In terms of common, intensive and difficult cardiovascular cases, we can provide more precise diagnosis and treatment. We develop new technology in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, especially in cardiac interventional technology. To date, more than 3,000 cases of various types of cardiac intervention operations have been completed. In recent years, we are the first hospital to develop emergent intervention therapy of acute myocardial infarction, radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia of heartbeat tachycardia, atrial fibrillation), and cardiac resynchronization pacing defibrillation therapy of chronic heart failure in Zhuhai. We have accumulated rich experience in the above fields, taking the lead among hospitals in Guangdong and Zhuhai.

Meanwhile, we are also committed to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and relevant promotion, as well as follow-up of all types of patients. We have established bases for cardiovascular disease prevention in several towns and communities in Zhuhai for health education and health promotion. We also established bases for hypertension standardized treatment with community hospitals. Cardiovascular disease sufferers association is founded, and follow-up clinic for pacemaker programming is set up, so as to facilitate the follow-up of patients. 

We “provide services by considering Zhuhai’s situation”. In the meantime, we have also inherited SYSU’s tradition and expertise in medicine. As a department with certain size, we keep pace with the advanced techniques around the country and attach importance equally to clinical practice, research and teaching, in order to develop in a comprehensive way.

Cardiovascular interventional diagnosis and treatment projects in our department are as follows:
1. Coronary arteries, aorta and peripheral artery angiography
2. Left and right heart catheter examination
3. Elective and emergency coronary artery interventional therapy
4. Cardiac electrophysiology
5. Rapid arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation radiofrequency ablation therapy
6. Cardiac pacemaker implantation (single cavity, double cavity, implantable automatic defibrillator and pacemaker)
7. Cardiac resynchronization therapy
8. Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation
9. Aortic dissection endovascular graft exclusion
10. valvular heart disease interventional therapy for valvular angioplasty (percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty )
11. congenital heart disease interventional therapy

Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect
Transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defect
Patent ductus arteriosus closure