Shanghai Chest Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University
Founded early in 1957, Shanghai Chest Hospital (SCH) is one of the oldest, top-rank medical centers in China specialized in thoracic and cardiovascular diseases.
It was designated by the Ministry of Public Health as the National Training Base for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and became a teaching hospital of Shanghai
Second Medical University in 1988. In 1994, it was elected 3-star First-Class hospital. Since 2005, it has been affiliated to School of Medicine of Shanghai Jiao
Tong University.Since its establishment, the SCH has gained a series or ornaments, such as 'Ten Best Occupational Ethics Unit of Shanghai' and 'Model Unit of Shanghai',
issued by the Shanghai Municipal Government and the Public Health Bureau.
The SCH offers a full-range of treatments for people with heart and/or lung diseases in all stages, from the most common conditions to the most complex.
They perform heart, lung, trachea, and sternum transplant, off-pump coronary artery bypass graft, valve replacement, aortic aneurysm repair,
complex congenital heart defect corrective surgery and all kinds of thoracic surgeries including lung, esophageal, bronchus, mediasternum,
angioplasty, and arrhythmia treatment. They also perform many minimally invasive procedures, such as robotic assist surgery.
The ICU at Shanghai Chest Hospital has 30 beds equipped with American airclean system, American HP viridia monitor, American Baxter Vigiliance continuous
cardiac output and hemodynamic monitor, American Datescope and Arrow intra-aortic balloon pump, etc. All the respiratory ventilators are imported from America.
The doctors and nurses in the ICU have many years of experiences in monitoring post cardiothoracic surgical patients, especially in recognizing and treating
those with early in stage post operative acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome as well as heart and kidney failure.
They are able to perform hemodialysis on the ICU bed for patients with acute kidney failure, which is crucial to survival. Many of them have their trainings in America.
The hospital has many state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic equipments, such as the Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA system) to diagnose heart diseases
and thoracic tumor plus liver tumor, the Multidetector-Row Spiral CT for early diagnosis of diseases, the Single Photon Emission CT (SPECT) to check functional
images of all systems in the body, the Linear Accelerator for radio therapy, the 3D Treatment Planning System, the Color Doppler Ultrasound, the Auto Biochemistry Analyzer,
the computer simulation system (pre-operation computer planning tools), whole sets of endoscopes used in thoracic surgery, tissue-based detection, and more.
All this equipment provides tools for early diagnosis and thorough treatment.
Shanghai chest hospital has the largest number of surgical atrial fibrillation ablation among other hospitals in the city.
The ICU is equipped with auto airclean system, HP viridia monitor, Baxter Vigiliance continuous cardiac output and hemodynamic monitor,
Germany POLSION PiCCO monitor for heart-lung function, Datescope and Arrow intra-aortic balloon pump, Puritan Bennett 840 and 7200,
and Bear 1000, Bird 8400 respiratory ventilators.
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