National Cerebral and Cardiovascular


About NCVC

The National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC) in Japan is a medical center with a hospital and an institute for research and medical training. It is operated under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare. It is a part of the National Center for Advanced and Specialized Medical Care (National Center) and is one of the six specialized hospitals in Japan.

The NCVC is well known as Japan's most advanced medical institution specializing in cardiovascular diseases; it is one of Japan's leading heart transplantation facilities.

The Center has three divisions: the Hospital, the Research Institute, and the Research and Technology Development Center, called Open Innovation Center, and the Center operates three divisions as one organization. In the Center, the "Cardiovascular Division"and the "Cerebrovascular Division"cooperatively provide state-of-the-art medical care; the "Open Innovation Center,"established in April 2019, promotes multidisciplinary research, including the promotion of clinical and epidemiological research and management of intellectual assets.


Profile of the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center

Facility2 underground stories, 10 aboveground stories, and 2-story tower
Site30,585.17 m2
Building129,881.84 m2
Outpatient treatment700 to 800 per day
Parking304 vehicles

Contributing to the community and its health as a member of the KENTO cluster

The Northern Osaka Health and Biomedical Innovation Town (known familiarly as "KENTO") is an area of about 30 hectares running east to west in Suita and Settsu. Designed around the concept of health and medicine, it includes the NCVC as well as Suita Municipal Hospital, KENTO Railside Park, a shopping center (Vierra Kishibe KENTO), and wellness residences for seniors. Going forward, the NCVC will work through its Open Innovation Center to pursue a variety of partnership initiatives that the KENTO cluster makes uniquely possible in an effort to help transform the area into a model medical cluster that can play a leading role in the drive to lengthen healthy lifespan.

last updated : 2024/03/12

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