Sejong Hospital is the only hospital designated by the Ministry of Health
and Welfare of Korea as a cardiac specialist hospital.
Establish Treatment Policy
Patient & Medical staff integrate treatment when discussion about treatment method is needed
Cardiac Test : CT, Exercise Test, Echocardiography
Available within 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours on the day of arrival
Sejong Hospital is the best cardiology hospital in Korea. It is recognized as ‘the best, the first, and the only’ and has been leading the treatment of heart disease based on the best medicine and most experienced medical staff.Sejong Hospital plays a leading role in the cardiovascular field in Korea and treats a wide range of cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, arteriosclerosis and ischemic heart disease (angina pectoris, myocardial infarction), arrhythmia, valve disease and congenital heart disease.
Since the first open heart surgery in 1983, it has been called the history of Korean heart surgery itself.Since reaching 1,000 cases in 1986, the third year since open heart surgeries in this land began, which has been regarded as the wastage of heart surgery, we have performed about 30,000 open heart surgeries and have been playing the role of the "leading department of thoracic surgery in Korea." Based on our experience of approximately 10,000 cases of open heart surgery to 1994, we succeeded in performing the first heart transplant surgery in a private hospital. This result was the culmination of know-how available only at Sejong Hospital, and forms the basis of our ability to lead the way into the 21st century.
Through the heart pathology meeting (Pediatrics, Thoracic Surgery, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Cardiopathology) that started in 1985, we have made breakthroughs in understanding and treating congenital heart disease in Korea by studying heart formation and autopsy heart research.I the same year, we succeeded in performing balloon valve surgery for pulmonary artery stenosis patients for the second time in Korea. In 1987, electrical physiology using hard esophageal electrode ceramics led to great development in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric arrhythmia. In 1989, patients were treated with severe interventions such as pulmonary artery obstructions in the case of newborns, percutaneous closures of arterial intubation in 1991, and percutaneous closures of atrial septal defects in 1994.
It is one of the few surgical teams that specialize in congenital heart malformations in Korea, showing the number of surgeries and grades as much as Seoul National University Hospital, Ulsan University Hospital, and Asan Medical Center.In particular, we have been working with obstetrics and gynecology and pediatric adolescents to concentrate on the treatment of patients with complex neonatal congenital malfunction. The application of a mechanical circulatory assist device in pediatric patients, preservation of right ventricular function after Tetralogy of Fallot, and pulmonary valve regurgitation are fulfilling with satisfactory treatment results. We have also tried to perform all possible open-heart surgeries without blood transfusion, and have published more than 10 papers in SCI and SCIE-listed cardiovascular journals in the two years from 2010 to 2012, with active academic work such as research paper publications, conference presentations based on clinical experience and surgical results. In early 2012, JACC, a world-renowned cardiac journal, published a paper on the appropriate introduction of pulmonary valve replacement after surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot surgery. As such, Sejong Hospital's pediatric adolescent department plays a leading role in the development of the pediatric heart field.