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Cardiology Director:MUROHARA, Toyoaki (Professor)

From bench to bedside to prevent life-style related cardiovascular diseases by advanced medicine such as therapeutic angiogenesis

We provide medical care to patients with ischemic heart disease (angina pectoris and myocardial infarction), arrhythmia, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension and various vascular diseases such as peripheral arterial disease. Also, we provide medical care to treat life-style related disease such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which may cause heart disease. We are also involved in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease including medical care provided in the smoking cessation outpatient clinic.


Medical Care System

Our department presents outpatient clinic in examination rooms No.11, 12, 13, 17 and 18 on the 2nd floor of the outpatient clinic (and in the smoking cessation outpatient clinic). Since our hospital has introduced an appointment system in the outpatient clinic, you can make an appointment for the first visit by having your medical institution fax an application form for treatment to our hospital.

Target Diseases

Ischemic heart disease (angina pectoris and myocardial infarction), arrhyth-mia, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension, and various vascular diseases such as peripheral arterial disease. Medical care to treat lifestyle related disease such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia, which may cause heart disease, as well as the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease including medical care provided in the smoking cessation outpatient clinic. Refractory peripheral arterial disease (arteriosclerosis obliterans and Buerger's disease), refractory ischemic heart disease, etc.

Strong Fields

We perform coronary angioplasty for ischemic heart disease (angina pectoris and myocardial infarction) and drug therapy and non-drug therapy for arrhythmia. We also perform diagnosis of diseases such as valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension, and peripheral arterial disease. In addition, we perform revascularization therapy, which is an advanced medicine beneficial for patients who are difficult to treat by conventional methods, including patients with refractory peripheral arterial disease (arteriosclerosis obliterans and Buerger's disease).

Clinical Results

Annually, we perform heart catheterization in about 800 patients, coronary angioplasty (catheterization) in about 200 patients, acute treatment in about 30 patients with acute myocardial infarction, catheter ablation treatment for arrhythmia in about 400 patients, and balloon pulmonary angioplasty in about 40 patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

Specialized Outpatient Clinic

Specialists in the fields such as ischemic heart disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, and smoking cessation provide medical care in the outpatient clinic. For patients with an implanted pacemaker, we provide medical care in the "outpatient pacemaker clinic" where mechanical conditions of the pacemaker are checked regularly.

Advanced Medicine and Research

We have achievements in basic and clinical research in the field of regenerative medicine, especially in vascular regenerative medicine. We actually perform revascularization therapy in clinical settings. Also, we perform advanced catheter ablation treatment for complicated arrhythmia.