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Geriatric Cardiology


Overview

Geriatric Cardiovascular Department of Jiangsu province hospital was established in the end of 1986. It has become a comprehensive medical care center for the elderly population in Jiangsu province. The Geriatric Cardiovascular department comprises of 80 beds and 60 staff members (the doctors working here have a minimum of Master’s degree) in total and operates 3 internal units. We offer various services such as ECG, Holter ECG, Stress ECG, Echo etc. Also CATH lab for PCI and pacemaker surgery for the geriatric patients. In the last 3 years, our department has successfully received in total 14 grants from the national/provincial funding agencies. According to the Fudan University database for the Best Geriatric Medicine Department in East China, our department ranks in the top 3 for the year 2016.


Department Director 

Dr. XU Di

Professor in physician

Chief doctor in physician

Director of Geriatric Cardiovascular Department of Jiangsu province hospital

Director of Ultrasound Department of Jiangsu province hospital 

 Dr. Xu is currently working in Jiangsu Province Hospital, the first affiliated hospital of Nanjing Medical University in Nanjing, Jiangsu province,as a visiting Scholar in Emory University ,USA from 2006 to 2007. He is also the Director of diagnosis section for Nanjing Medical University, Deputy Director of Geriatric Medicine Department, Deputy Director of Jiangsu Provincial Institute of Ultrasound and Vice-Chairman of Echocardiography Department of the China Medical Association of Cardiovascular Medicine, Standing Committee member of the Chinese Medical Association. He serves as the Deputy Director of Jiangsu Provincial Medical Ultrasound Engineering society, Deputy Director of Jiangsu Provincial Institute of Echocardiography, Vice-Chairman of Cardiovascular Physicians and Chairman of Jiangsu Province Ultrasound Committee,

Professor Xu is involved in undertaking and organizing several training programs frequently for the academic and clinical knowledge to promote health awareness in a scientific and technical method.

He also has various prestigious medical publications throughout his illustrious career. He is on the editorial board of Chinese Journal of Ultrasound Imaging, China Medical Imaging Technology, Chinese Journal of Ultrasound Medicine (electronic journals), Chinese Medical Journal. As Managing editor of Shanghai Medical Imaging, special editorial member of Ultrasound in Clinical Medicine.

He has published 5 and edited 18 medical monographs. His department has received the National Natural Science funding twice, been awarded the Provincial Scientific Technology Award four times, been conferred with the Introduction of New Technology Award three times by the Provincial Health Department. In 2002, Professor Xu won the title of 5th Outstanding Scientific and Technological work in Jiangsu Province.

Outpatient Department time : Tuesday afternoon.

Dr. GUO Yan

Professor in physician

Chief doctor in physician

Deputy Director of Geriatric Cardiovascular Department of Jiangsu province hospital

Dr.Guo is mainly engaged in clinical and scientifc research for geriatric cardiovascular complications for diabetes, especially for early diagnosis and  treatment of risk factors of Coronary Heart Disease. Has been awarded twice for progress in science and technology for development in this direction. Have published several papers and articles in international SCI journals realted to this.

Prof. Guo is also involved in the Jiangsu Province Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province and the peak of the six talents, the Chinese Gerontology Society Committee of Geriatrics, Chinese Society of Geriatric Transformation Medicine, member of the Chinese Medical Association of the Geriatrics, the Chinese elderly Cardiovascular Professional Committee, China Geriatric Medicine Association of elderly nutrition and muscular dystrophy, Chinese Geriatric Society Hypertension of Jiangsu Province and Deputy Director of the Working Group for Jiangsu Province Medical Association of Cardiovascular Gerontology.


In over 30 years of development, the Geriatric Cardiovascular Department has become a comprehensive medical care center for complicated cases, providing advanced cardiac interventional therapy especially for the management of hypertension, heart failure, severe coronary heart disease, arrhythmia and nutrition metabolism diseases in the elderly. In addition, our development has successfully obtained various grants from the national/provincial funding agencies, published several papers in the field of scientific research and technology. A successful telemedicine system which includes an information platform, carry-on medical equipment and cellphone apps has also been established to make us more accessible to the general public. Thanks to the information network, we can now provide online healthcare service to our patients. As mentioned above, our main job in health care mainly involves the geriatric population, however in recent years we have begun to expand our horizons. We are committed to providing better and expansive medical service and hence have cooperated with the government to explore a three- in-one (nursing home, community and family) network system for better service.


The Services Available in Our Department Include Cclinical Evaluation And Management of Many Different Cardiac Diseases And Conditions Pertaining To The Geriatric Population, Including:

  •  Comprehensive assessment of elderly patients with Cardiovascular disease

  •  Interventional treatment and comprehensive diagnosis/management of ACS (Acute coronary syndrome) 

  •  Diagnosis and treatment of Acute and Chronic heart failure complicated by multiple organ dysfunction.

  •  Nutritional Intervention in elderly patients with Cardiovascular disease

  •  Early detection and intervention of senile Arteriosclerosis

  •  Establish perfect treatment platform of Atrial Fibrillation

  •  Interventional treatment of arrhythmia in the elderly.


Since 1987, our department has been sending our Chinese staff for higher training abroad to the US (University of Minnesota, University of Washington, University of Tennessee, Albert Einstein College of Medicine – New York City, Emory University), Japan (Nagoya University), Singapore (National University of Singapore), Taiwan (Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital), Hong Kong (Prince of Wales Hospital) etc. Our department also has exchange and scholarship programs with various international universities and several international students are also undertaking their Post-Graduate degree in various specialized departments under the affiliation of Nanjing Medical University.

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