Cardiology team service encompasses 25 attending physicians with expertise covering a full spectrum of cardiovascular therapies including vascular interventions, catheter ablation for tachyarrhythmias, cardiac implantable electronic devices, cardiovascular imaging, and preventive medicine. Based on the qualified manpower, the high-volume of cardiovascular in- and out-patient services, along with 3 modern catheterization laboratories and 1 hybrid OR allowing for us to perform regular and new diagnostic and interventional procedures, this team has become one of the best cardiology services in Taiwan.
Kuan-Cheng Chang MD, PhD
Ping-Han Lo M.D.
Chung-Ho Hsu, M.D.
From advanced heart imaging technology to minimally invasive treatments and robotic heart surgery, the CMUH Heart Center can provide the full scope of care for any type of heart condition in adults and children. Physicians at the Heart Center at CMUH provide patients with expert care for conditions ranging from the simplest cardiac problem to the most technical and complex condition, through diagnostic imaging, clinical care, electrophysiology, and surgery. Furthermore, we are committed to educating patients about their treatment options so that they can make the most informed health care decisions.
As the director of pediatric cardiology and pediatric intensive care unit, I am specialized in diagnosis, management and follow-up of the congenital and acquired heart diseases in children. Our team also integrated other subspeciality teams, including cardiovascular surgeon, anesthesiology, Pharmacists, respiration therapist, nurse practitioners etc., for combining care of our patients.
Our patient-centered projects for the critical heart disease children have won the grands for quality improvement, Taiwan Institute of Health and Welfare, 2015-2016 two successive years. The open heart surgery for congenital heart disease, interventional cardiac catheterization, Extracorporeal Membranous oxygenator(ECMO) therapy, and Kawasaki disease, both in clinical management and researches, are among our best works. Our researches in Kawasaki disease, collaborative with the bench team in Central Research Institute, have published important papers in the Journals of Nature Genetics and Circulation Research. A biomarker for early detection of Kawasaki disease has also been put on the markets of Asian countries.