Centers & Departments

off hours/Emergency

042-984-4177

Phone number

0429844111

Refractory Heart Failure Treatment Center

Medical services and specialties

Establishing the division of refractory heart failure treatment in the Department of Cardiology, and the division of heart transplantation / treatment with ventricular assist device in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, and the division of pediatric refractory heart failure treatment and pediatric treatment with ventricular assist device in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, respectively and; by integrating these four divisions as the Refractory Heart Failure Treatment Center, specialists in each area from cardiology, surgery, neonates to adults provide the most advanced cardiac therapy under the thorough patient-centric principle without a boundary (Patient Oriented) and provide intensive treatment of heart failure


Target diseases

Ischemic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (including diastolic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), myocarditis (fulminant myocarditis, etc.), cardiac sarcoidosis, cardiac amyloidosis, etc. and the cardiac diseases approved by the subcommittee for heart transplant indication of the Japanese Circulation Society


Physicians in charge

Professor

Toshihiro Muramatsu

Specialty area
Cardiovascular disorders in general, heart failure, heart transplant, cardiac nuclear medicine
Credentials
Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Board Certified Cardiologist, and Board Certified Transplant Surgeon, etc.

Professor

Atsushi Iguchi

Specialty area
Heart transplant, ventricular assist device
Credentials
Board Certified Instructor of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery, Board Certified International Member of the Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery

Professor

Hiroyuki Nakajima

Specialty area
Ischemic heart disease, valvular disease
Credentials
Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon, Board Certified Surgeon

Professor

Akihiro Yoshitake

Professor

Shintaro Nakano

Specialty area
Acute medicine in general, pediatrics, cardiovascular disorders in general
Credentials
Board Certified Pediatrician, Board Certified Member of Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, Board Certified Cardiologist, etc

Assistant Professor

Yoshifumi Ikeda

Specialty area
Cardiovascular disorders in general, heart failure, pacemaker
Credentials
Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Board Certified Cardiologist

Professor

Takaaki Suzuki

Specialty area
Surgical treatment of congenital heart disease, organ transplant, hybrid treatment
Credentials
Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon, Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgical Training Instructor, Board Certified Instructor / Surgeon of Japan Surgical Society, Board Certified Transplant Surgeon

Associate Professor

Ayumu Masuoka

Specialty area
Pediatric ventricular assist device, surgical treatment of congenital cardiac disease, surgical treatment of adult congenital cardiac disease
Credentials
Cardiovascular Surgical Training Instructor, Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon

Professor

Toshiki Kobayashi

Specialty area
Pediatric cardiovascular disorders in general, catheter treatment, prenatal diagnosis of fetal heart disease, postoperative management for pediatric heart transplant
Credentials
Board Certified Pediatrician, Board Certified Pediatric Cardiologist

Instructor

Koichi Toda

Nurse

Miyoko Tsuchiya

Credentials
Board Certified Recipient Transplant Coordinator, Certified Technician of Ventricular Assist Device Management