Zhongxin Wanghai, September 9 (Chen Jing Li Dong) The reporter learned on the 18th that in Ulaanbaatar, more than 18,2200 kilometers away, Shanghai's cardiology team successfully performed cardiac cryoballoon ablation for Mongolian patient Kulun (pseudonym) in the Third Central Hospital of Mongolia (hereinafter referred to as the Third National Hospital of Mongolia).

Wu Liqun, director of the Department of Cardiology of Ruijin Hospital (hereinafter referred to as Ruijin Hospital), affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, told reporters on the 18th that this was the first cardiac surgery performed by his team abroad. Kulun (not his real name), a 46-year-old pilot, was diagnosed with persistent atrial fibrillation a year ago, after two failed treatments at Mongolia's National Third Hospital. If atrial fibrillation cannot be cured, it means that Cullen will not be able to return to the blue sky.

The Chinese medical team has brought advanced medical technology to Mongolia and improved the local medical level. (Photo courtesy of Ruijin Hospital)

In 2013, Ruijin Hospital took the lead in Shanghai to become a "top three" hospital with cryoablation equipment and technology (meaning: comprehensive hospital). Over the past ten years, Wu Liqun has led the team to accumulate rich experience in key issues, special cases, imaging examinations and other aspects in related fields. Ruijin Hospital has formulated the "Chinese Expert Consensus on Atrial Fibrillation Ablation by Cryoballoon Catheter" (hereinafter referred to as the "Consensus"). It is reported that the "consensus" was translated into English and published in the Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Association (APHRS).

Mungun-Ulzii Khurelbaatar, director of the Cardiovascular Center at Mongolia's Third Central Hospital, said seeing this English "consensus" made him "moved" to introduce the technology to his country. After the operation, Tumur-Ochir Tsedev-Ochir, president of the Third National Hospital of Mongolia, signed a cooperation agreement with Wu Liqun's team. The president said that in the future, the two sides look forward to further strengthening cooperation and cooperation in the field of surgery such as the heartbeat.

Tumur-Ochir Tsedev-Ochir, President of the Third Mongolian National Institute, signed a cooperation agreement with Wu Liqun's team. (Photo courtesy of Ruijin Hospital)

In addition to this operation, the cardiology team of Ruijin Hospital also carried out training activities in Mongolia. Director Wu Liqun said, "'It is better to teach people to fish than to teach people to fish', the important thing is not what we can do, but what local doctors can do, we hope to leave advanced medical technology for Ulaanbaatar and improve the local medical level." With the assistance of Director Wu Liqun and operated by doctors from the Third Central Hospital of Mongolia, the first batch of 6 patients with atrial fibrillation underwent cryoballoon ablation. On the 18th, all patients, including Cullen, recovered and were discharged from the hospital.

Ning Guang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and president of Ruijin Hospital, said that this year is the tenth anniversary of China's joint construction of the "Belt and Road" initiative, and there is still a lot that Ruijin Hospital can do to cooperate with hospitals in the "Belt and Road" joint construction country to provide medical services for local people. He believes that in the future, with the deepening of exchanges between the two sides, the road of people-to-people cooperation will become wider and wider. (End)