Pediatric Clinic

 

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Welcome to the department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease at the Jilin Heart Hospital(JHH).

 

​The following web pages will describe some of the therapeutic services in the department and give you an opportunity to get to know our department and the team. This should help you familiarize yourself with our philosophy and allow you to prepare for your hospital visit.

 

​It's very important for us to make you feel comfortable and that's why we're more than happy to answer any of your questions in preparation before a visit, so please feel free to contact us to get the answers your require.

 

Our department can offer a very broad spectrum of treatments for Congenital Heart Defects. We aspire to get you the best possible care at the JHH and that's why we continually interact with various experts from Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and the Imaging departments to specifically choose it. This well known and established approach ensures that your treatment and diagnosis completely satisfies regulated International Standards in accordance with the International published guidelines.

 

We fully understand it can be a very stressful time when your unborn child is diagnosed with a heart defect, that's why our experienced team can help you understand exactly what that means. We will help you by working through your questions, discussing and advising on the therapeutic options and available next steps.

 

​We know that hospital stays are not always easy and can put a burden on you and your child, so we do our very best to make your stay as comfortable and carefree and we possibly can.  

 

A warm welcome

​Yours sincerely

 

Dr. Matthias Peuster

 

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At the Jilin Heart Hospital we have a brand new ward for patients with congenital heart defects and it's kitted out with state-of-the-art medical equipment. We currently have 40 patient beds and we do try to offer private patient rooms for families staying with younger children, in more comfortable mother-child units. Older children and adult patients have various accommodation options, where we offer double and single rooms that are all equipped with a private shower and bathroom. We do pride ourselves on our facilities and our customer services staff are very happy to assist you with any hotel accommodation for your relatives and family during your hospital visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catheter interventions for Patients with congenital heart defects

We offer diagnostic and therapeutic catheter interventions for the entire spectrum of patients with congenitalheart defects from neonates to grown-up patients with congenital heart defects. We have a long standing experiencewith interventional care for various defects in neonates including prematurely born infants.

Atrial septal defect (ASD) closures

An atrial septal defect is a hole in the septum separating the filling chambers of the heart (Reference to picture).

Ventricular septal defect (VSD) closures

Ventricular septal defect (VSD) closures.

Perimembranous VSD's

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Muscular VSD's

Balloon dilatation of a valvar aortic stenosis (vAS)

Treatment of native and recurrent coarctation of the aorta (CoA)

Treatment of obstructed pulmonary arteries (pPS)

 

Department for Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology

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Matthias Peuster, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI
e-mail: peuster@jlheart.org

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Greeting

Welcome to the internet presence of the department of pediatric and congenital heart disease at the Jilin Heart Hospital.

With the following pages, we would like to inform you about the therapeutic spectrum of our department and give you an opportunity to get to know our hospital and team. This should enable you to familiarize yourself with our philosophy and aloow you to prepare for your visit to our hospital.

We would be happy to assist you in preparation of a visit by answering any questions you might have and have included links to a 24/7 contact in addition to our phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Feel free to use those to get an answer to any question you may possibly have.

Our Department at the Jilin Heart Hospital can offer you a broad spectrum of treatment for congenital heart defects. Therefore, we collaborate closely with various experts from cardiology (INCLUDE LINK), cardiac surgery (INCLUDE LINK) and radiology (INCLUDE LINK) to ensure that your treatment and diagnosis satisfies international standards in accordance to internationally published guidelines.

We are also happy to help you in your decisions when your unborn child was diagnosed with a heart defect. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us to discuss the therapeutic options and next steps.

We know that hospital stays are not alsways easy and put a burden on you and your child. We try to make your stay as comfortable and carefree as possible.

A warm welcome

Yours sincerely

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Matthias Peuster, MD, PhD, FACC, FSCAI

Director, Department of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology

Our ward for Patients with congenital heart defects
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Our ward for patients with congenital heart defects is brand new with state oft he art medical equipment. We currently have 40 beds. We try to offer private patient rooms fort he families staying with younger children in comfortable mother-child units. Older children and adult patients have various options: we offer double and single rooms, all equipped with private shower and bathroom. Our customer service is happy to assist you with any hotel accommodation for your relatives and family during your stay.

Our medical team (pictures and e-mails and phone numbers) marketing team

Directors

Dr. Peuster

Dr. Fink

Doctors

All Doctors (Dr Yu, Lian Hui, Dr Yu Tie Na, Dr Cheng)

Nurses

Elisabeth to provide input

Our therapeutic spectrum

Medical therapy for congenital heart defects 

Catheter interventions for Patients with congenital heart defects

We offer diagnostic and therapeutic catheter interventions for the entire spectrum of patients with congenital heart defects from neonates to grown-up patients with congenital heart defects. We have a long standing experience with interventional care for various defects in neonates including prematurely born infants.

  • Atrial septal defect (ASD) closures
    An atrial septal defect is a hole in the septum separating the filling chambers of the heart (Reference to picture). Untreated, these defects can lead to right heart failure, rhythm disturbances and pulmonary hypertension. In some cases, they can also be associated with cerebral stroke. Most of the cases can be closed without surgery and without the need to open the chest. We typically perform these cases under general anaesthesia to maximize patient comfort. ASD’s are typically closed in the second year of life, however, we are aware that in China, many patients are not diagnosed until later in life. We have a long-standing experience with closure of ASD’s in adult patients and can offer safe and effective treatment.  Typically, the catheterization takes less than 20 minutes and exposes you/ your child to very little radiation (on average our procedures lead to only 20% oft he typical radiation exposure compared to other hospitals). We chose the device for ASD closure together with you, to make sure we can satisfy your expectations and minimize your cost. Hospital stay after defect closure ranges from 1-2 days. The procedure is guided by transesophageal echocardiography to ensure minimal x-ray time and maximal safety. Typically, you will not be exposed to contrast media. Your hospital stay is typically 1-2 days after the procedure. After closure, you will have to take Aspirin or Plavix to avoid clots to form on the closure device for 3-6 months. Feel free to contact us to discuss your specific situation and the therapeutic options

  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD) closures
    Ventricular septal defects are communications in the septum dividing the two pumping chambers of the heart. If larger defects are left untreated, they lead to heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and premature death. We typically close VSD’s in patients at 6-8 months of age, although we understand that in China, many patients will not present for treatment until later in life.

    Perimembranous VSD’s (Reference to picture) Although our group was pioneering the closure of perimembranous VSD’s with catheter techniques (Link to European Heart Journal Paper), we nowadays rarely perform these closures due tot he high risk for heart blocks and the subsequent need for cardiac pacemakers. For this reason, we recommend surgery for most of  the patients with perimembranous VSD’s, but consider catheter interventions in specific cases, feel free to ask us if you want to find out if you qualify for interventional closure.

    Muscular VSD’s (Reference to picture) Most of the muscular VSD’s will close spontaneously. If the muscular VSD’s are large enough to warrant therapy, we offer interventional therapy in the catheterization laboratory under echocardiographic guidance for most of the defects. The interventional closure can be performed from around 6-8 kg of body weight, depending on the location of the defect. Hospital stay lasts typically for 6 days after the closure to monitor the function of the heart. You will be able to leave the bed and walk around the hospital on the first day after the procedure. After closure, you will have to take Aspirin or Plavix to avoid clots to form on the closure device for 3-6 months. Feel free to contact us to discuss your specific situation and the therapeutic options.

  • Persistent arterial duct (PDA) closure
    A persistent arterial duct is a remnant of the blood circulation during fetal life (Reference to picture). The PDA connects the main artery supplying the body with oxygen with the pulmonary artery. A PDA should be treated to avoid heart failure, pulmonary hypertension or infection. This procedure is one of the most frequently performed procedures for congenital heart defects and we have a great routine in performing these cases. Most cases can be done without general anaesthesia under deep sedation so you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. The examination typically lasts 30-45 minutes. We perform this intervention after about 3 months of age, in selected patients also at a younger age. A variety of different closure systems is available to make sure the best solution is chosen for your specific needs. You can expect to be discharged after 1-2 days. Feel free to contact us to discuss your specific situation and the therapeutic options.

  • Balloon dilatation of a valvar pulmonary stenosis (vPS).
    A vPS is an obstruction of the valve separating the artery supplying the lungs with blood from the right chamber of the heart. Untreated, a vPS will lead to right heart failure, rhythm disturbances and premature death. All patients can be treated without surgery in the catheterization laboratory. The procedure can be performed at any age including prematurely born infants. Our experience in patients with low body weight as low as 1000 g is substantial (Reference to picture) We mostly perform this quick procedure under sedation without general anaesthesia. Hospital stay typically is 1-2 days after the intervention.
    A rare maximal extent of this disease has led to the complete closure of the pulmonary valve called Pulmonary atresia (Reference to picture).  We have several methods for therapy for this severe defect. Feel free to contact us to discuss you individual treatment plan.

  • Balloon dilatation of a valvar aortic stenosis (vAS).
    A vAS is an obstruction of the valve separating the artery supplying the body with oxygenated blood from the left chamber of the heart. Untreated, a vAS will lead to left heart failure, rhythm disturbances and premature death. Most of the patients below 20 years of age can be treated without surgery in the catheterization laboratory. The procedure can be performed at any age including prematurely born infants. Our experience in patients with low body weight as low as 1000 g is substantial (Reference to picture) We mostly perform this procedure under general anaesthesia. Hospital stay typically is 2-3 days after the intervention. Neonates with critical aortic stenosis typically have to stay for about 1 week after the intervention.

  • Treatment of native and recurrent coarctation of the aorta (CoA)
    A CoA is a narrowing of the main artery pumping oxygenated blood through the body. Untreated, it leads to short life expectancy due to the higher incidence of stroke, coronary artery disease and hypertension. We typically perform this intervention at all ages under sedation and pain medication. A typical intervention takes about 30-45 minutes. There are two options for therapy, balloon widening (reference to picture) is typically performed in younger patients and may need a later re-intervention. Older patients are typically treated with a metal cage called stent to enlarge the artery (Reference to picture). You will be hospitalized for 1-2 days after the procedure. After stent implantation, you will have to take Aspirin or Plavix to avoid clots to form on the stent for 3-6 months. Feel free to contact us to discuss your specific situation and the therapeutic options

  • Treatment of obstructed pulmonary arteries (pPS)
    A pPS is a narrowing of the branches of the pulmonary artery supplying blood to the lungs. Untreated, it leads to growth retardation of the affected lung, pulmonary collateral formation with a risk of bleeding and eventually pulmonary hypertension. We typically perform this intervention at all ages under general anaesthesia. A typical intervention takes about 60-90 minutes. There are two options for therapy, balloon widening (reference to picture) is typically performed in younger patients and may need a later re-intervention. Older patients are typically treated with a metal cage called stent to enlarge the artery (Reference to picture). You will be hospitalized for 1-2 days after the procedure. After stent implantation, you will have to take Aspirin or Plavix to avoid clots to form on the stent for 3-6 months. Feel free to contact us to discuss your specific situation and the therapeutic options
     

Details for your visit to the Jilin heart hospital

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Outpatient visits are offered from Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 16.00

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Outpatient clinic

Supervising doctors

Christoph Fink, MD

Matthias Peuster, MD, PhD

Doctors

Dr. Yu, Ti Na

Dr. Yu, Lian Hu

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