Patient Care System/Performance

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Patient Care Performance


In 2008, the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine had 863 inpatients for 37 beds, with an average hospital stay of 15.0 days; and 8,441 outpatients, 1,561 of whom were first visits and 6,880 were revisits.

At the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, we are promoting the concept of “shared care”, which means that your family doctor and our cardiovascular physician are collaborating to provide the best care. In principle, we ask your family doctor to look after your continued drug treatment, while the attending cardiovascular physician will see you when you visit us due to a change in condition (for example, worsening of angina or arrhythmia) and during regular follow-up. For persons who visit our outpatient department on your own choice or upon referral by doctors in general practice, we admit those who require hospitalized examination or treatment.


As a feature of our department, we have a large number of emergency admissions. Persons who have recovered from the acute phase in CCU are transferred to the Cardiovascular Medicine Ward. After the necessary tests are completed and the future treatment policy is decided, they will be discharged. In principle, these persons will return to their referral doctors or local hospitals for outpatient treatment. Depending on the nature of the disease, some patients may have to visit our outpatient department. For those persons who are receiving outpatient care in other hospitals, we also ask them to visit our department regularly. We keep close contact with the doctors in other hospitals and do our best to provide the best medical care for our patients.


With specialists as the core and working with highly experienced laboratory technicians, we perform major tests including treadmill test, heart ECHO test, nuclear heart scanning, and heart cath study, using the latest machines with high precision. Accompanying the opening of the Heart Center in April 2006, the new catheter laboratory with two rooms equipped with state-of-the-art machines started to operate, allowing us to respond rapidly to emergency patients.

The number of cases has been increasing steadily.

For the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmia, we have started full-scale services for electrophysiological (EPS) test and catheter ablation therapy since 2005. Most cases of arrhythmia can be cured by ablation therapy. We had already reached 100 cases two years after we started ablation at our department, and further reached 200 cases in November 2008. We have also achieved an ablation success rate of 95%. Descriptions for each examination are written separately. Please see the corresponding pages.

Click here for 2000 to 2008 performance

心カテ実施 EPS/アプレーション

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