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Sejong Hospital Selected as an Institution to Conduct Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion for Three Consecutive Times

  • Date : 2019-04-08
  • - For the first time in Korea as a specialized hospital among the execution agencies most of which are tertiary hospitals

Sejong Hospital was selected as an institution to conduct ‘percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion’ by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) on Tuesday, March 5 for the third consecutive year (2017, 2018 & 2019).

In particular, Sejong Hospital is the only specialized hospital among the execution agencies mainly consisting of tertiary hospitals. This reaffirms our expertise and excellence in the field of cardiovascular diseases.

'Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion' is a treatment method that prevents thrombosis by closing the left atrial appendage using a device as the majority of thrombi caused by atrial fibrillation occur in the left atrium.
As a result, stroke, the biggest complication of atrial fibrillation, can be prevented.
Sejong Hospital will continue to make every effort to help patients with atrial fibrillation become healthy again in a safe and reliable environment.