Clinical Services

Department of Cardiology

Chairman and Professor Makoto Sugihara M.D.,Ph.D.

The Department of Cardiology, Fukuoka University Hospital provides the widest range of diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart and vessels in Japan. The department has actively treated patients with a wide variety of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Its diagnostic services include ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), myocardial scintigraphy, magnet resonance imaging (MRI), electrophysiologic examinations (ablations) and catheter interventions for ischemic heart disease and rhythm disorders as well as the treatment of hypertension, lipid disorders, congenital heart disease, and heart failure. The department is internationally renowned for its basic and clinical research on atherosclerosis, lipid disorders, hypertension, angina pectoris, and myocardial infarction. Several staff members belong to scientific boards and deliver high-quality education and research on topics relating to general internal medicine and cardiology. The department includes the Cardiac Emergency Room in the 24 hour Outpatient Clinic, and also the Medical Coronary Care Unit in the ward of the Heart Center in Fukuoka University Hospital.

We have also conducted a wide spectrum of basic and clinical research to address various cardiac and metabolic disorders.

Basic research involves molecular and vascular biology, lipidology, and cardiovascular physiology. Clinical research involves clinical epidemiology and clinical studies from ongoing clinical trials.