Cardiac Care Unit

What is the Division of Cardiac Care Unit?

This facility has centralized control before and after the operation of heart diseases. We contribute to the treatment of high-risk congenital heart diseases with high-level medical technology. We also have the top experience in Japan in terms of the treatment of congenital heart diseases using catheters.
Cardiovascular Surgery, which has world top-level operative results, attracts numerous referred patients not only from Japan, but also from overseas. Many of the beds are used for newborns and pediatric patients. The contents of treatment include many high-level surgical procedures such as the Norwood procedure and the Fontan procedure, with specialized doctors, nurses, and laboratory technicians practicing team medicine. We also work 24 hours a day with emergency cases such as acute myocardial infarction and dissecting aneurysm of the aorta. Catheter Treatment of Atrial Septal Defect For the catheter treatment of atrial septal defect, we have top-level treatment experience (more than 1000 treated cases) and a high treatment success rate in Japan. We provide treatment to patients with a higher level of difficulty: the number reaches 100 cases every year. Particularly with respect to atrial septal defect in adults, patients are referred to us from all over Japan. The treatment results have been highly regarded internationally. We have started the catheter treatment of patent foramen ovale, which can be a cause of recurrent cerebral infarction as well as migraine headache.