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Cardiovascular Center

Introduction to the Center

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In Cardiovascular Center, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiology, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Geriatrics, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Medicine collaborate to provide state-of-the-art cardiac care to help thousands of patients with complex diseases of the heart, blood vessels, and circulatory system, ranging from hypertension to heart transplantation. Our team offers every patient a comprehensive and seamless care.

Cardiovascular Center opened in May 2003, and in its 10-year history, it has developed into one of the largest and most advanced cardiovascular centers in South Korea, with more than 26,000 patients undergoing coronary angiography and more than 2,400 patients receiving open-heart surgery since its opening. The center has five state-of-the-art cath-labs, one hybrid operating room, and 25 CCU and sub-CCU beds available for daily patient care. In 2013, Cardiovascular Center was appointed as the “Regional Cardio-Cerebrovascular Center” in Gyeongi-gi Province by the Ministry of Health of South Korea.

Our mission is to pursue a collaborative, integrated, and multidisciplinary approach so as to achieve the highest level of excellence in patient care, research, and education.

24-Hour / 365-Day Access for Emergency Patients

Cardiovascular Center is ready for emergency patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Concerning acute myocardial infarction, most patients receive revascularization within 60 minutes after their arrival in the Emergency Department because our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are available 24 hours/365 days for any medical emergency.

Specialized Care for the Elderly

The decline in the physiological reserve in the organs makes the elderly susceptible to the development of diseases and to complications from mild problems. Cardiovascular Center operates a ward specialized for the elderly, focusing on the unique needs of the elderly patients. House staffs from the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Rehabilitation Medicine, Urology, Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Social Welfare gather to provide comprehensive care for this vulnerable patient group.

Treatments & Services

  • Geriatric Medicine: hypertension, various heart diseases in the elderly
  • Arrhythmia: artificial pacemaker, implantable defibrillator, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), radio frequency catheter ablation (RFCA)
  • Intervention: coronary artery disease, carotid and cerebrovascular disease, peripheral-artery disease, device closure of congenital heart disease, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), renal denervation for resistant hypertension
  • Imaging : echocardiography (3D, strain lab), stress/exercise echocardiography, coronary CT angiography, cardiac CT and MR
  • Heart Failure: cardiac critical care (extracorporal membrane oxygenation, IABP), heart transplantation
  • Pediatrics: congenital heart disease 
  • Cardiovascular Surgery: coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), valvular heart disease, disease of aorta (aortic dissection, aneurysms), vascular heart diseases, cardiac tumors
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Chae, In-Ho | M.D.
Specialty : angina, aorta and arterial disease, structural heart disease, hypertension

Dr. Chae excels in the field of interventional procedures for coronary artery disease, boasting a perfect treatment record for chronic stable angina pectoris and acute myocardial infarction. He also has the highest treatment success rate for chronic obstructive coronary artery disease. He joined a project on the development of the latest treatment for the coronary/carotid/aorta arteries and peripheral vessels at Columbia Univ. Hospital in New York City, and introduced the treatment to South Korea, offering high-quality treatment of vascular diseases. He leads the industry in interventional treatment for heart valve disease related to the anatomical structure of the heart and congenital heart disease. He has been conducting a study on the independent development of the stent, which is used for interventional treatment for the coronary arteries and peripheral vessels, making significant progress in animal tests and research study.

Geriatric Medicine
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Kim, Cheol-Ho | M.D.
Specialty : hypertension, heart disease in the elderly

He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1980. He had training in Internal Medicine in the Deaprtment of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hosptial. He had subspecialty training of Carrdiology in the same institition. He became the lecturer of Department of Internal Medicne, Seoul National University College of Medicine qn 1991 and is the Professor. In 1992, he was the research associate in the Cardiovascular Research of the Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN. He observed the geriatric medicine in the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital in 1999. His main interest is the hypertension, cardiovascular diseases in the elderly. He is now the academic director of Korean Society of Hypertension.
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Kim, Kwang-Il | M.D.
Specialty : heart disease in the elderly, vascular aging, hypertension

Kim graduated from Seoul National Univ. College of Medicine and completed his residency at the Dept. of Internal Medicine. He is currently doing research and engaging in clinical practice with interest in geriatric cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, heart failure, arrhythmia) and geromarasmus as well as the drug use of geriatric patients. He is a member of Korean Geriatrics Society, Korean Society of Hypertension, and Korean Society of Cardiology.

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Song, Young-Hwan | M.D.
Specialty : pediatric cardiology


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Choi, Dong-Ju | M.D.
Specialty : heart failure, hypertension, angina

Professor Choi, a renowned cardiologist, completed his fellowship at the University of California in San Diego and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. An active clinician and interventionist, Dr. Choi has been conducting researches in the treatment of coronary artery disease and heart failure in South Korean patients, especially during and after myocardial infarction. He also actively conducts basic researches to identify the factors or agents for preventing reperfusion injury, using ischemic animal models.
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Cho, Goo-Yeong | M.D.
Specialty : heart failure, valvular or congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension

Dr. Cho completed his fellowship at the Department of Cardiovascular Imaging of University of Queensland in Australia. His major research interests are heart failure, myocardial function, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Cho co-authored and edited The Textbook of Hypertension and Clinical Echocardiography and was an editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Korean Society of Hypertension.
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Youn, Tae-Jin | M.D.
Specialty : coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypercholesterolemia

Dr. Youn, a heart specialist, did residencies at Seoul National Univ. Hospital and University of California in San Diego. He is an active practitioner and clinician, specializing in interventional treatment. He is currently doing research on interventional treatment and drug therapy for Korean patients with coronary artery disease.
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Cho Young-seok | M.D.
Specialty : dyslipidemia, coronary artery disease, aorta and arterial disease

Dr. Cho’s researches are focused on the predictors of distal coronary flow improvement after percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion lesion, and on the predictors of side branch compromise in percutaneous coronary intervention for bifurcation lesion. He is also researching on the role of adipocytokines in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension, the biological markers of coronary plaque vulnerability, and the imaging of atherosclerotic plaques.
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Suh, Jung-Won | M.D.
Specialty : myocardial infarction, angina, structural heart disease, heart failure

A circulation specialist, Dr. Suh earned his bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral degrees at SNU College of Medicine. He is currently training at Columbia University Medical Center. To date, Dr. Suh has published the results of his clinical researches and genotomic studies with regard to antithrombotic therapy in many international journals. He specializes in coronary artery surgery and has a special interest in treatment and disease prevention for female patients.
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Yoon, Chang-Hwan | M.D.
Specialty : angina, myocardial infarction, peripheral artery disease

A heart specialist, Dr. Yoon graduated from SNU College of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship at SNU Hospital. He currently practices interventional cardiology and ultrasonic cardiography at SNU Bundang Hospital, treating patients with heart failure, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and coronary artery disease. He took a two-year postdoctoral course at the circulation lab of Frankfurt University in Germany, doing research on stem cells and cardiovascular basic science. He is currently in the middle of a bench-to-bedside translational research that aims to develop a cutting-edge therapy for cardiovascular diseases based on a differentiation induction study on induced pluripotent stem cells and vascular growth in diabetes.
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Oh, Il-Young | M.D.
Specialty : arrhythmia, adult heart disease

A heart specialist, Dr. Oh graduated from SNU College of Medicine and did his internship and residency at SNU Hospital. Having majored in arrhythmia, he is currently an active practitioner in the field of radiofrequency catheter ablation for arrhythmia, heart pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy. He is also currently conducting basic research on the treatment of ischemic disease using stem cells.
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Yoon, Yeonyee E. | M.D.
Specialty : heart failure, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, hypertension

Dr. Yoon is the cardiac imaging specialist. She practices noninvasive imaging diagnosis including echocardiography, cardiac CT and MR, and her specialty incudes cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and heart failure. She graduated from SNU College of Medicine and did his internship, residency and fellowship at SNU hospital. He took two years of research fellowship at the noninvasive imaging department of Mie University Hospital, Japan, doing research on cardiac MR. Dr. Yoon published many research article in field of cardiac imaging and was awarded “Young Investigator Awards of Korean Society of Cardiology”, and “LG Future Medical Practitioner Award”, and others.
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Park, Jin Joo | M.D.
Specialty : heart failure, heart transplantation, hypertension, angina

Dr. Park graduated from Heidelberg University Medical Faculty in Germany and completed his internship and residency at SNU Hospital. He completed clinical fellowship in cardiology at the same hospital. His specialty includes heart failure, heart transplantation, and coronary intervention. Dr. Park published many research articles in field of heart failure, heart physiology, and coronary intervention. Dr. Park was a recipient of scholarship from German Government during his medical study, was awarded “Young Investigator Award of Korean Society of Cardiology”, “Young Schweitzer Prize”, and others.
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Youngjin Cho | M.D.





Dr. Kang is an interventional cardiologist, and specializes in acute myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, and sudden cardiac arrest. He graduated from Seoul National University medical school. His research field includes coronary artery disease, sudden cardiac arrest, atrial fibrillation, and epidemiology of cardiovascular disorders. He has published a number of important papers, and is undergoing many clinical trials. He is a passionate and dedicated practitioner, and also fluent in English.

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Lee, Tae-Seung | M.D.

He currently serves as the chief of the Vascular Surgery Division. His main clinical interest is minimal invasive aorta surgery through laparosopic/robotic or endovascular aneurysm repair for the early recovery of patients. His team has performed a number of cases without complications in South Korea, and now moves towards more challenging cases. His personal basic research efforts broadly aim to delineate the function of microcirculation, including therapeutic angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. Also, he and his team are interested in artificial small-vessel graft development using stem cell strategies.

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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Park, Kay-Hyun | M.D.

Chief, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital

Prof. Park is one of the most esteemed cardiac surgeons in South Korea. His reputation is based on his accomplishment in complex coronary artery bypass grafting with the use of arterial grafts and the off-pump technique, reconstructive surgery of cardiac valves, and on top of these, aortic surgery. His team has been accumulating the largest volume and the best outcomes in the field of aortic dissection and thoracic/thoracoabdominal aneurysms. In addition to the conventional open surgery, his current interest is the less-invasive treatment of aortic diseases with endovascular (stent grafting) or hybrid repair.
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Lim, Cheong | M.D.

Prof. Lim is a cardiovascular surgeon specializing in adult cardiac surgeries such as coronary bypass, valve repair or replacement, and aortic surgery. He also performs congenital cardiac and peripheral vascular surgery. Team approach and opinion-leading excellence are the key concepts of his team in the Cardiovascular Center. Therefore, his team consists of experts in endovascular surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and robotic surgery. He organizes and directs the robotic cardiac surgical program and operates high-end educational and training facilities in the hospital. As an academic surgeon, he has trained many fellow cardiovascular surgeons and students who wanted to have skilled hands and minds. He also has great interest in medical informatics and has contributed much to the success of the first 100% fully digital hospital in the world, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital.
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Kim, Jun-Sung | M.D.

Prof. Kim is a cardiovascular surgeon specializing in coronary artery bypass, valvular heart disease, and aortic surgery. He is very much interested in end-stage heart failure treatment with mechanical circulatory support devices such as artificial heart, temporary cardiopulmonary support (ECMO, IABP), and ventricular assist device (VAD). Together with Prof. Park, Prof. Kim started a cardiac transplantation program in our institution in spring 2013. He is also an active member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Another concern of his is the surgical treatment of arrythymia with the thoracoscopic approach.





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