National Cerebral and Cardiovascular


Open Innovation Center

Promotion of Education・Training Center


DirectorIsao Shiraishi, MD., PhD.
Laboratory ChiefYasuko Takada, BSN.



The Department of Promotion of Education, in conjunction with the Cardiovascular Training Center, provides facilities and systems for education and training in basic medical techniques as well as the operation and management of the latest medical equipment. At the same time, we aim not only to provide medical education but also to propose and develop new medical equipment to improve the quality of medical care for the future.
We will develop new medical treatment and educational tools for cardiovascular diseases, new simulation tools for safer and more reliable surgical and catheter procedures, 3D virtual simulators for the education of young doctors, and tools for explaining pathology and hemodynamics to patients and families.
The small innovations and ideas that you come up with at the bedside could make a significant difference in the future of medicine. We are looking forward to hearing from you.



  1.  Fujimoto K, Kitano M, Sakaguchi H, Ohuchi H, Hoashi T, Ichikawa H, Shiraishi I, Kurosaki K. Morphological changes and number of candidates for transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation in conduits involving heterograft and artificial material. Heart Vessels.202.
  2.  Kurosaki K, Kitano M, Sakaguchi H, Shiraishi I, Iwanaga N, Yoshimatsu J, Hoashi T, Ichikawa H, Yasuda S. Discrepancy Between Pre- and Postnatal Diagnoses of Congenital Heart Disease and Impact on Neonatal Clinical Course - A Retrospective Study at a Japanese Tertiary Institution. Circ J. 2020 Nov 25;84(12):2275-2285. 1 Sep;36(9):1384-1391.
  3.  Shimada M, Hoashi T, Nakata T, Kurosaki K, Kanzaki S, Shiraishi I, Ichikawa H. Long-term results of ventricular septation for double-inlet left ventricle. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Nov 1;56(5):898-903.
  4.  Hoashi T, Ichikawa H, Nakata T, Shimada M, Ozawa H, Higashida A, Kurosaki K, Kanzaki S, Shiraishi I. Utility of a super-flexible three-dimensional printed heart model in congenital heart surgery. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 Nov 1;27(5):749-755.
  5. Shiraishi I, Nishimura K, Sakaguchi H, Abe T, Kitano M, Kurosaki K, Kato H, Nakanishi T, Yamagishi H, Sagawa K, Ikeda Y, Morisaki T, Hoashi T, Kagisaki K, Ichikawa H. Circulation. 2014 Sep 23;130(13):1053-61.
  6.  Shiraishi I, Ichikawa H. Human heterotaxy syndrome – from molecular genetics to clinical features, management, and prognosis .Circ J. 2012;76(9):2066-75.

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