Sunday, June 15, 2008

A Revolutionary Advancement in Treating Cardiovascular

Department Between Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery
to Achieve the Best Possible Cardiac Care Outcome

Emergency rescue in the shortest time is critical for patient with cardiovascular disease. Now Min-Sheng's Chief Medical Consultant Dr.Ko from National Taiwan University, together with many health administration experts, established the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine that first integrates cardiology and cardiac surgery specialties to provide excellent seamless care beginning on May 1st 2008.

The mission of Min-Sheng's Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is to provide patient-centered multidisciplinary care. Min-Sheng General Hospital performed Taoyuan's first open-heart surgery in 2000. The hospital also installed Taiwan's first and only Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) in 2002 for cardiovascular disease prevention. Up to now the hospital has provided cardiovascular invasive preventions to more than 13,000 patients. In addition, Min-Sheng also provided one of the few 24-hour "cardiac rescue team" and "ECMO rescue team" to ensure patients arrived in the emergency room received PTCA procedures within 90 minutes (which is the international standards). Min-Sheng's cardliovascular team also provides Taiwan's first Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and other advanced procedures like Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass and Minimally Invasive Endovenous Laser Therapy. These significant milestones showed Min-Sheng's advancement and efforts in continuous quality improvement.

Hemo-dialysis is often the only choice for most patients suffering from end-stage renal diseases. For such patients, their nephrostomy tubes are often applied through the technique of PTCA catheterizations to open their veins. Min-Sheng now cooperates with Enfield Medical Company, Taiwan's biggest dialysis supplier, featuring "Total Care in One Visit" that provides comprehensive venous access for dialysis patients.

Dr. Fred Yang said: "The ability to provide critical cardiac care is fundamental to a larger hospital like Min-Sheng." JCI hospital accreditation has driven Min-Sheng to operate at a world-class quality level, now we intent to pursue JCI Disease-Specific Certificate that will make us Taiwan's first and only certified cardiovascular center.

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