编者按：第24届亚洲心脏血管及胸腔外科学会（ASCVTS）暨第四届亚洲单孔胸腔镜论坛（ASPVS）在台北国际会议中心举行。从1998年起，Hetzer教授开始为病人植入心脏起搏器，拥有将近20年的丰富经验。大会上以Hetzer教授的名义命名的专场“Roland Hetzer International Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Society”就心脏衰竭和心脏瓣膜的治疗等进行了精彩的汇报和讨论。AME编辑很荣幸邀请到Hetzer教授接受我们的采访。
1) You carried out the first-ever implantation of a rotational heart pump into a patient in 1998. What's the common situation on heart pump at that moment? Could you share with us some development of the heart pump?
2) How about the current situation of heart pump implantation in German Heart Centre? Such as the outcomes, and how to select the patients.
3) What makes you choose to be a heart surgeon?
4) You are so experienced, would you like to give some suggestions for the young heart surgeons?
Prof. Roland Hetzer has been Chairman of Marfan Center and Director for Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery at Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin since 1985. Prof. Hetzer has been Professor at Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin since 1985. Prof. Hetzer serves as the Chairman of the German Heart Institute Berlin. He has been Medical Director, Heart Institute Cottbus since October 1998. He established establishment of the then largest heart transplantation program in Germany since July 1983. He got Specialist qualification in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and vascular surgery since 1981. Awards include 2006 -Honorary doctorship of Burdenko Medical Academy, Woronesch,- 2006 Urania medal of the city of Berlin for contributions to scientific education of the public ,-2002 Honorary doctorship of the University of Sarajevo,- 2002 Honorary doctorship of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw,- 2001 Honorary doctorship of the University of Fujian, -1999 Honorary doctorship of Shanghai Second Medical University, 1998 -1996 prize of the German Druid Order, awarded on the 125th anniversary of the organization,- 1995 German Federal Cross of Merit,- 1987 Berlin Award of Merit.