This department professionally diagnoses and treats coronary arterial diseases such as angina and myocardial infarction as well aortic and peripheral vascular diseases. In addition, the department manages the cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension and hyperlipemia.
- Treatment of heart failure includes drug treatment, instrument treatment, and surgical treatment
- Pharmacological treatment removes water and sodium from the body to relieve symptoms, reduce the burden on the heart, prevent the progression of myocardial damage, increase the contractility of the myocardium, and expand blood vessels to expand blood circulation. You will use drugs to help you.
- Instrumental therapy can improve symptoms and prolong life by inserting a cardiac resynchronization therapy device or implantable defibrillator into some indication patients.
Severe impairment of heart function, such as acute myocardial infarction or myocarditis, can cause great blood circulation throughout the body. In this case, a card called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is used to support cardiopulmonary function by extracorporeal circulation.
- Surgical treatments include coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair or replacement, and heart transplantation. Because the range of coronary artery disease is wide and severe, coronary artery bypass surgery can be performed if the treatment is limited by a procedure such as stent insertion. If the cause of heart failure is a valve disease that requires a degree of correction, you may be eligible for valve repair or replacement surgery. All of the above medications, instruments, and surgical treatments do not improve heart failure. If your heart failure is an indication for a heart transplant, you can have a heart transplant.
- The Ewha Medical Center Heart Transplant Team will provide active and continuous communication and cooperation between circulatory and thoracic surgeons to determine the optimal treatment among patients with heart failure, from medication to surgery, surgical treatment and heart transplantation. It is going on.
- Kim, Kyung-jin, Professor of Cardiology and Rehabilitation, has the strength of not only heart failure and heart transplant but also cardiac ultrasound expert. As the causes of heart failure vary as described above, it is no exaggeration to say that the exact cause identification and proper treatment direction are the most important steps in the patient's treatment process. Professor Kim Kyung-jin, an expert on echocardiography, accurately identifies cardiac failure due to coronary artery disease and increased burden due to heart valve disease, using echocardiography and other cardiac imaging tests. The ability to determine and provide direction. Professor Kyung-jin Kim is an expert on heart failure cardiac transplantation. He has the strength to proceed directly to heart transplantation if his condition is limited by surgery or surgical treatment.
- Professor Dong-man Suh and Professor Park Jeong-joon of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery are the authors of not only heart transplant but also congenital heart malformation surgery. . In addition, based on close cooperation and active communication between circulatory and thoracic surgeons, it has the strength of deciding the direction of treatment, and continuing treatment after surgery and surgery.