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Cardiovascular Center is operated for patients with heart and blood vessel diseases. Also it had been established to offer the best and suitable treatments. It cooperates with Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Surgery, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Anesthesiology to offer fast and accurate cares. Specialized nurses counsel and teach patients. National Institutes of Health announced that cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension andischemic heart disease (angina, myocardial infarction) cause death in Korea much.Gangnam Severance Hospital Cardiology does its best to reduce risks of the diseases and offers the best medical services through high-tech equipments. Especially, since 2007, the center started to offer diagnoses of artery disease and perform special treatments (interventions) like balloon dilatation and stent insertion actively by using the latest cameras and monitors. The center employs cardiac surgeons and anesthesiologistsfor the best treatments. Heart related diseases are easy to prevent when we manage ourselves fromhigh-cholesterol, hypertension, and smoking. Morbidity diseases also can be treated by second prevention. Gangnam Severance Hospital Cardiovascular Center always cares patients actively and offers many educational chances for patients.
Clinical Experience – Since the Cardiovascular Studio had been opened in 1997, more than 10 thousands cases of coronary angiography was performed until 2005. Also more than 1,200 cases of coronary angiography, more than 800 cases of coronary expansion and stent insertion, and more than 6 thousands cases of echocardiography and special echocardiography, and many pacemaker surgeries are performed every year.