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KCMH Cardiac Center

The Cardiac Center at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH) is a Thailand's leader in state-of-the art heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, cardiac electrophysiology, advanced cardiac imaging, cardiac anesthesia, cardiac nursing, and cardiac prevention and rehabilitation. As one of the largest and most comprehensive programs in nation, the Cardiac Center at KCMH constitutes with a number of clinical experts and multi-subspecialists to achieve excellent outcomes in cardiovascular patient care, research, and education.

Renal Nerve Denervation
Friday, 25 January 2013 06:06

KCMH (King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital) Cardiac Center has recently introduced a new medical technology to treat resistant hypertension. The link of heart and kidney strongly plays an important role of neurohormonal signal to control blood pressure. Ablation of renal nerve results in a significant reduction in blood pressure. Led by Drs. Jakarpun Chaipromprasit and Suphot Srimahachota and colleagues, KCMH successfully performed renal nerve denervation in resistant hypertensive patients. More details are in Thai.

 

 
Biodegradable stent
Saturday, 19 January 2013 03:57

Biodegradable Stent

Recently, biodegradable stent is a promising tehnology to permanently place, and may  be used to solve the  problem of in-stent restenosis.  More details are here.

 
A New Success : Percutaneous Closure of Ventricular Septal Defect
Saturday, 28 July 2012 12:29

The KCMH cardiac center proudly launched a new device for percutaneous closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD). The device was created by Pornthep Lertsapcharoen, MD, and made of Nitinol. Of 16 patients with VSDs, 12 patients  underwent successful closure without a need for open heart surgery.

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Innovation

We are the first in nation developing a successful technique for percutaneous closing of ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm emptying into the right atrium without a need of surgery.

In November 2010, Vichai Benjacholmas, MD, director of Cardiac Center at KCMH proudly announced a great success in medical innovation using catheter technique to treat ruptured aneurysm emptying into the right atrium in a 43-year-old Thai Male who is status post aortic valve replacement, and presented with severe heart failure, liver failure, and impending cardiogenic shock. Generally, the standard treatment of this aneurysmal rupture is open heart surgery. However, in this case, the surgical challenges occurred when the aneurysm was sitting just beneath the sternum where the surgical blade takes place.

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HOT Health Information!

State-of-the-art aortic valve replacement without a need for open heart surgery: Another step of Cardiac Center at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation (TAVI) is another option for patients with aortic stenosis who have high risk for surgery or contraindication for open heart surgery. Recent studies have shown a significant reduction in mortality compared with standard treatment. The implantation involves accessing femoral artery, placing the catheter, balloon dilatation of native aortic valve, deploying the valve and frame over the native aortic valve area.

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