Cardiac surgery
Program Name

Transcatheter Heart Valve Intervention Program

Hospital Name Cheng Hsin General Hospital

Established in 1994 and led by Professor Jeng Wei, the Heart Center of Cheng Hsin is proud of having a strong heart team of cardiac surgeons and cardiologists, sparing no efforts to improve the quality of medical services and to develop the level of the professional competences. Over the past two decades, we have been putting into resources to upgrade surgical and medical equipment and dedicated to provide sophisticated, highly-effective techniques and treatments, including the transcatheter heart valve interventions.


Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was introduced in Taiwan in 2012. Nowadays, our team has performed more than 500 cases of transcatheter heart valve interventions (THVI), including TAVR, MitraClip, etc., in addition to conventional valve surgeries and has become one of the largest THVI centers in Asia. In general, the procedural success rate at out institution is > 98%.

Our research team has published extensively in the fields of transcatheter heart valve interventions, cardiac surgery, heart failure, coronary artery disease, and echocardiography. More than 200 publications have been published in peer-reviewed high-ranking SCI journals.

We have trained more than 100 surgeons, cardiologist, technicians, and nurses all over the world.


Basic course 1: <1 week, 5-10 person
Basic course 2: <1 month, 1 person
Advanced course1: <1 week, 5-10 person
Advanced course2: <1 month, 1 person

Program fee

Basic course(physicians): NTD 15000/day
Basic course(paramedics): NTD 10000/day
Advanced course(physicians): NTD 10000/day
Advanced course(paramedics): NTD 6000/day


Other, Excluded


Dining: Offering lunch

Applicant Qualification

  • Additional fee, different programs (basic and advanced course) to meet the needs of applicants are provided.
  • New comers or experienced implanters are welcomed.
  • We encourage the applicants to apply as heart teams.

Program Details
Learning Targets

  1. Heart team approach, including patient selection and screening
  2. Pre-procedural planning, including device selection and sizing, etc.
  3. Vascular access: transfemoral and alternative accesses
  4. TAVR, MitraClip, and other transcathter procedures
  5. Intra-operative monitoring
  6. Trouble-shooting and management of complications
  7. Post-operative care and follow-up

Learning Skills

  1. Heart team approach for THVI
  2. Transfemoral and/or transapical TAVR procedures with balloon-expandable (Edwards Sapien 3) and/or self-expanding (Medtronic Evolut-R or Abbott Portico) devices
  3. Transfemoral MitraClip (Abbott) procedure
  4. Trouble-shooting and management of complications

Contact Point
Office of Cross-strait and International Medical Affairs Name: Ms. Lin E-mail: Tel: +886-2-2826-4400#3449