Department of Cardiology at Women & Children's(W & C) Branch Hospital
The Department of Cardiology at Jiangsu Province Hospital, known as the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, is in one of the National Key Disciplines and a priority area in the China's National Clinical Development. The department is also a key clinical and research center of cardiovascular diseases in Jiangsu province, a major training center of intervention cardiology, as well as an education system for master's and doctor's degrees. It is nationally recognized as one of the top medical centers in China.
The Department of Cardiology at Women's＆Children's (W＆C) Branch Hospital is a part of the Department of Cardiology at Jiangsu Province Hospital. It was established in 2013 with 18 beds. Within 4 years, this department has quickly developed with 40 beds now. The center currently employs 16 professionals, among which 7 have doctor's degree and 3 will receive their doctorate, 5 have senior professional titles.
Dianfu Li, the Chief Doctor of cardiology at the W＆C Branch Hospital of Jiangsu Province Hospital is experienced in intervention cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is a pioneer in developing the gated nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (G- MPI) into routine clinical practice in China. He has published more than 50 papers and served as a member of editorial boards of many textbooks and journals. He also serves on the committee of Chinese Association of Medicine Branch of Image, Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine, Chinese Physician Association Branch of Nuclear Medicine, as well as an Honorary Director of Nuclear Medicine Association of Jiangsu Province.At present ,he is the Chairman of Heart Failure Branch of Jiangsu Province Medical Doctor Association,and the member of Onco-cardiology Branch of China Anti-Cancer Association. Dr. Li has organized nation-wide continuing education classes of nuclear cardiology in coronary heart disease and conducted innovative clinical research as the principal investigator.
To better serve the patients, the department has a faculty team with experience in woman's heart disease and onco-cardiology. The catheterization lab has also been built and projects such as interventional cardiology in coronary artery disease, cardiac pacemaker implantation, endomyocardial biopsy, electrophysiology and radiofrequency ablation, have been routinely carried out. Meanwhile, a non-invasive cardiology lab has been organized to perform routine stress echocardiography, trans-esophageal echocardiography, electrocardiogram and Holter monitoring, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and treadmill exercise test, which has rare counterpart department across the nation. The radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (cardiac SPECT) has been supplied and performed as one of the most excellent cardiac projects in China.
Our cardiology department at W&C Branch Hospital of Jiangsu Province Hospital is skilled in the treatment of coronary artery diseases, cardiac arrhythmias, structural heart diseases, cardiac failure and difficult miscellaneous heart diseases.
Our department has several continued cooperation with international institution, taking part in several multi-center clinical trials domestic and global. Often, we attend international conferences and give presentations.