MEDICAL KOREA

SMART CARE

WHY? MEDICAL KOREA

World-class treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease

Ischemic heart disease mortalities in Korea stand at 42 people per 100,000 population, extremely lower than the OECD average
(122 people per 100,000 population)

Mortality in Korea related to ischemic heart disease has been decreasingsrapidly since 1990

· The mortality rate due to ischemic heart disease in Korea has decreased 60% on average every year since 1990, thanks to the development of
a revolutionary treatment.

Factors in the development of cardiac infarction treatment

· The introduction of CCU (Coronary Care Unit)

· The advancements in CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) and PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)

· The development of state-of-the-art medical equipment and coronary stents

Ischemic heart disease mortality

Korea, the country that saves lives

Korea achieved its first successful artificial cardiopulmonary bypass
surgery in 1959 through the Minnesota project

· South Korean doctors save the lives of foreign patients in Korea,
and teach and train overseas doctors

From 1984 to late 1990s :

With the establishment of the Korea
Heart Foundation, Korea’s cardiac surgery technologies strived
to develop surgical solutions for congenital heart defects

2000s :

Surgeries on acquired heart diseases such as coronary
artery diseases or valvular diseases increased significantly

Now :

Korea has gained world wide reputation for advanced cardiac
surgery technologies and skills

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No. 1 heart transplant success rate in the world

· In 1992, the first successful heart transplant in Korea

· In 2005, success in transplanting hearts and kidneys simultaneously

· Survival rate of cardiac surgery is 99% for short term and the 5-year survival rate is 86%; figures that are higher than those of
any other country in the world

· In 1997, the first successful heart transplant for an infant having 0% of the early recorded mortality rate

Korea’s heart transplant status

Korea’s heart transplant status
TOTAL 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
843 12 29 50 84 65 73 98 107 127 118 80

Source : https://www.konos.go.kr

1-2days minimal hospitalization for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

· Thanks to advances in coronary intervention techniques and the development of a variety of stents, Korea's PCI success rate reached 93%

· The mortality rate of myocardial infarction patients in Korea is 4.9%, which is lower than that of advanced countries (5 to 7%)

· The incidence of MACE (Major Adverse Cardiac Events) in Korea is 12.7%, which is far lower than that of advanced countries (20%)

Reduced mortality rate through surgery and interventional procedures in congenital heart defects

Korea achieved its first successful artificial cardiopulmonary bypass surgery in 1959 through the Minnesota project

· The mortality rate of patients with TOF (Tetralogy of Fallot) within the first month after surgery is only 0.6%

· The mortality rate of patients with interventricular septal defect within the first month after surgery is only 0.6%

· The mortality rate of patients with atrial septal defects is 0.5%

Mortality rate of congenital heart defect treatment in Korea

Mortality rate of congenital heart defect treatment in Korea
TOTAL VENTRICULAR
SEPTAL DEFECT
ATRIAL SEPTAL
DEFECT
TETRALOGY OF
FALLOT
ARTERIAL SWITCH
OPERATION
COARCTATION OF
AORTA / INTERRUPTED
AORTIC ARCH
HYPOPLASTIC LEFT
HEART SYNDROME
KOREA 0.6% 0.5% 0.6% 3.7% 1.9% 12.9%
USA 0.7% 0.6% 1.4% 2.6% 1.2% 15.7%
ENGLAND 0.4% 0.3% 0.9% 2.4% 1.9% 12.3%

Source : KHIDI, 2014

Establishment and operation of 11 designed Cardiac and Cerebral vascular Disease Centers by the government

· Korean government established a plan for the 'Institution and Operation of Cardiac and Cerebral Vascular Disease Centers' in 2008

· Providing appropriate medical treatment to cardiovascular disease patients in the initial stage in timely manner
so as to increase the treatment performance

· 96% of the patients takes less than 120 minutes, between arriving to an emergency room to receiving primary coronary angiography

· Cardio-Cerebrovascular disease centers have been in operation in 11 districts across the country (24-hour operation)

· Providing professional treatment services in a timely manner, including CP(Critical Pathway) development and distribution, and early rehabilitation

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  • 1

    Kangwon National University Hospital

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    Seoul National University Bundang Hospital

  • 3

    Inha University Hospital

  • 4

    Chungbuk National University Hospital

  • 5

    Chungnam National University Hospital

  • 6

    Kyungpook National University Hospital

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    Wonkwang University Hospital

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    Chonnam National University Hospital

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    Gyeongsang National University Hospital

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    Dong-A University Hospital

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    Jeju National University Hospital

Korea’s continued research produces the world-leading performance

· Korea has provided an exemplary answer to the question regarding the appropriate medication period for patients receiving an antiplatelet agent
after a stent insertion( * Korea's treatment practice is now recommended by the US FDA and the Korean FDA)

· The number of cardiac specialists from Korea listed in the world's top 3 biographical dictionaries (Marquis Who's Who, IBC, Hippocrates)
has been rapidly growing since the 2000s, and Korea is leading the world in the cardiac treatment sector

Status of Korean research papers on cardiac diseases listed in international journals

Source : PubMed.gov

Status of Korean research papers on cardiac diseases listed in international journals

HOW? MEDICAL KOREA

  • SYMPTOM

    If you experience chest pain, shortness of breath
    or sudden chest pain, go to the nearest hospital

    If one experiences any of the following symptoms due to an insufficient supply of oxygen that is a consequence of narrowed vessels or necrosis
    of adjacent tissues, visit the nearest hospital immediately for consultation
    and examination. Before visiting a Korean medical institution,
    patients are required to be treated by a local doctor in order to reduce
    the risk of mortality.

  • GO TO MEDICAL KOREA

    International Healthcare Center Services

    Major medical institutions in Korea offer international healthcare centers
    to provide medical services for foreign patients. These services include
    interpretation, medical reception and request service, customized care
    service, visa extension service, airpot pickup service, and a 24-hour call
    service, all of which are intended to ensure prompt medical services for
    international patients.

  • CHECKUP

    If you experience chest pain, shortness of breath
    or sudden chest pain, go to the nearest hospital

    If cardiac disease is suspected, the state of the heart and vessels must be
    checked at the nearest hospital through electrocardiogram or echocardi
    ography, and then a Korean medical institution should be visited for more
    precise examination and treatment.

    · Electrocardiogram

    · Myocardial test

    · Echocardiography

    · Nuclear medicine test

    · Cardiac chest computed tomography(CT),
    Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

    · 24-hour Holter test

    · Exercise stress test

    · Myocardial test

    · Coronary angiography

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