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Sejong Hospital

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  • 01 Introduction
    • Since established in 1982, Bucheon Sejong Hospital has been recognized as the foremost cardiology specialist in Korea. As a general hospital, we have been commited to serving more than 400,000 patients a year over 42 years.

      Since the 1980s, acknowledged seven times by the Ministry of Health and Welfare as a medical institution specializing in heart disease, we have achieved several important milestones including the first open-heart surgery as a private medical institutions and the third heart transplant procedure as a medical institution in Korea.

      In 2011, 2015, 2018, and 2021, we were exclusivey designated as the only one cardiology hospital in Korea. We were also accredited from JCI (Joint Commission International), an international medical institution evaluation, for three consecutive times. Moreover, in 2019, we became the first in Korea to obtain certification for cardiology clinics under the Clinical Care Program (CCP).

      Carrying out around 1,000 pediatric and cardiac surgeries per year, we have firmly established our excellence in the field of cardiology..
    • Overseas Expansion

      We have been involved in various activities such as medical training, patient outreach, international seminars, master classes, and other services via base centers and partner hospitals in primary countries, including the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Mongolia.
  • 02 Major Procedure
    • Name of Procedure

      A heart specialist officially designated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare
    • Outcome Data

      Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
      Data Bucheon Sejong Hospital
      No.of cases (5 Year) 898 cases
      Success Rate 98.0%
      Survival Rate 97.04%
      Death Rate 2.06%
      Days of Hospital Stay 15.7Days
      Rate of Complications 3.7%
    • Heart Valve Surgery
      Data Bucheon Sejong Hospital
      No.of cases (5 Year) 1,176 cases
      Success Rate 98.0%
      Survival Rate 97.04%
      Death Rate 5.61%
      Days of Hospital Stay 13.9Days
      Rate of Complications 4.8%
    • Heart Transplant Surgery
      Data Bucheon Sejong Hospital
      No.of cases (5 Year) 12 cases
      Success Rate 94.1%
      Survival Rate 85.3%
      Death Rate 8.80%
      Days of Hospital Stay 62.1 Days
      Rate of Complications 5.2%
    • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
      Data Bucheon Sejong Hospital
      No.of cases (5 Year) 5,365 cases
      Success Rate 97.9%
      Survival Rate 100.0%
      Death Rate 0.00%
      Days of Hospital Stay 3 Days
      Rate of Complications 0.0%

    • - We offer a comprehensive range of surgeries and procedures related to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. As the sole heart hospital designated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea, we are dedicated to providing best treatments to heart disease patients around the world.

      - In Korea, we hold the most extensive experience in the cumulative number of surgeries and procedures outperforming university hospitals and tertiary general hospitals. As a teaching hospital, we actively train specialists in the fields of cardiology, cardiovascular, and thoracic surgery.
    • SCI Journal (Impact Factor)

      SCI IF Author(year). Article title. Journal title volumn, pg 000-000 Author
      SCI (3.9) Kwon JM, Jo YY, Lee SY, Kang S, Lim SY, Lee MS, Kim KH. (2019). Clopidogrel versus Ticagrelor for Secondary Prevention after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, J Clin Med, 8(1), E104. Corresponding Author /
      Cho, Kwang Ree
      SCI (4.6) Kim HJ, Lee HJ, Yoo JS, Kim DJ, Cho KL. (2019) Surgical correction of Takayasu's arteritis involving both coronary and pulmonary arteries. Ann Thorac Surg, 107(6), e375-e37. Corresponding Author /
      Cho, Kwang Ree
      SCI (1.8) Kim HJ, Lee HJ, Yoo JS, Kim DJ, Cho KL. (2019). Long-term clinical outcomes after a percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluting stent in patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease excluded from clinical trials. Coron Artery Dis, 30(4), 239-248. First Author /
      Oh, Young Soo
      SCI (2.5) Lee H, Lee JH, Jeon CS, Ko JH, Park SN, Lee YT. (2019). Evaluation of a novel collagen hemostatic matrix in a porcine heart and cardiac vessel injury model. J Thorac Dis, 11(7), 2722-2729. First Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
      SCI (2.5) Lee H, Yeom SY, Kim HJ, Yoo JS, Kim DJ, Cho KR. (2019). Comparison between noninvasive and conventional skin closure methods in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting using bilateral internal thoracic artery. J Thorac Dis, 11(9), 3920-3928. First Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
      SCI (1.6) Choi EY, Lee CH, Park SJ, Jang SI, Kim ES. (2019). Assessing the recently noted surgical outcome of isolated total anomalous pulmonary venous connection repair: A single-secondary center experience. J Card Surg, 34(12), 1526-1532. First Author /
      Choi, Eun-Young
      SCI (1.7) Lee SY, Jeon KH, Lee HJ, Kim JB, Jang HJ, Kim JS, Kim TH, Park JS, Choi RK,Choi YJ. (2020). Complications of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest. Int J Artif Organs, 43(1), 37-44 First Author /
      Lee, Soo Youn
      SCI (3.4) Lee H, Sung K, Suh GY, Chung CR, Yang JH, Jeon K, Carriere KC, Ahn JH, Cho YH. (2020). Outcomes of transported and in-house patients on extracorporeal life support: a propensity score-matching study. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg, 57(2), 317-324. First Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
      SCI (2.5) Kim J, Yoo JS. (2020). Totally endoscopic mitral valve repair using a three-dimensional endoscope system: initial clinical experience in Korea. J Thorac Dis, 12(3), 705-711. Corresponding Author /
      Yoo, Jae Suk
      SCI (3.9) Jung SY, Shin JI, Choi JY, Park SJ, Kim NK. (2020). Velocity Vector Imaging Assessment of Functional Change in the Right Ventricle during Transcatheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defect by Intracardiac Echocardiography. J Clin Med, 9(4), 1132. Corresponding Author /
      Park, Su-Jin
      SCI (1.2) Jang HJ, Suh J, Kwon SW, Park SD, Oh PC, Moon J, Lee K, Kang WC, Jung IH, An H, Kim TH.(2020). The selection of β-blocker after successful reperfusion in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Perfusion, 35(4), 338-347. First Author /
      Jang, Ho-Jun
      SCI (3.4) Kim JH, Chae HW, Chin SO, Ku CR, Park KH, Lim DJ, Kim KJ, Lim JS, Kim G, Choi YM, Ahn SH, Jeon MJ, Hwangbo Y, Lee JH, Kim BK, Choi YJ, Lee KA, Moon SS, Ahn HY, Choi HS, Hong SM, Shin DY, Seo JA, Kim SH, Oh S, Yu SH, Kim BJ, Shin CH, Kim SW, Kim CH, Lee EJ. (2020). Diagnosis and Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency: A Position Statement from Korean Endocrine Society and Korean Society of Pediatric Endocrinology. Endocrinol Metab, 35(2), 272-287. Corresponding Author /
      Kim, Chong Hwa
      SCI (1.7) Cho S, Lee CH, Kim ER, Lim JH. (2020). Outcomes of aortic coarctation surgical repair in adolescents and adults. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg, 30(6), 925-931. Corresponding Author /
      Lee, Chang-Ha
      SCI (3.7) Lim SJ, Yeo I, Park CW, Lee H, Park YS, Lee JI. . (2020). Risk factors for osteonecrosis of the femoral head in brain tumor patients receiving corticosteroid after surgery. PLoS One, 15(9), e0238368. First Author /
      Yeo, Ingwon
      SCI (1.6) Sim HT, Kim JW, Kim SH, Park SJ, Jang SI, Lee CH. (2020). Correlation Between Total Repair Timing and Late Aortic Root Dilatation in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Pediatr Cardiol, 41(7), 1501-1508. Corresponding Author /
      Lee, Chang-Ha
      SCI (1.6) Lim JH, Kwak JG, Min J, Kwon HW, Song MK, Kim GB, Bae EJ, Kim WH, Lee JR. (2020). Experience with Temporary Centrifugal Pump Bi-ventricular Assist Device for Pediatric Acute Heart Failure: Comparison with ECMO. Pediatr Cardiol, 41(8), 1559-1568. First Author /
      Lim, Jae Hong
      SCI (2.4) Choi EY, Kim ES, Kim JY, Song MK, Kim SH, Noh CI. (2021). Pregnancy outcomes in patients with structural heart disease: a single center experience. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther, 11(1), 81-90. First Author /
      Choi, Eun-Young
      SCI (2.4) Kim MS, Lee W, Kim KB, Lim HG, Kim YJ. (2021). A Preclinical Trial of Perventricular Pulmonary Valve Implantation: Pericardial Versus Aortic Porcine Valves Mounted on Self-Expandable Stent. Artif Organs, 45(5), E89-E100. Corresponding Author /
      Kim, Yong Jin
      SCI (4.6) Lee H, Jeong DS, Kim WS, Sung K, Carriere KC, Park SJ, Park PW. (2021). Tricuspid Annuloplasty Beneficial for Degenerative Mitral Valve Repair? Ann Thorac Surg, 111(5), 1502-1511. First Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
      SCI (1.6) Kook H, Lee HJ, Kim MN, Yu CW, Kim JS, Joo HJ, Park JH, Hong SJ, Kim TH, Jang HJ, Park JS, Choi RK, Choi YJ, Kim YM, Lim DS, Ro YM. (2021). Effects of deferred versus immediate stenting on left ventricular function in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction. Medicine (Baltimore), 100(28), e26598. Corresponding Author /
      Lee, Hyun-Jong
      SCI (4.6) Lee H, Kim HJ, Chang HW, Kim DJ, Mo J, Kim JE.(2021). Development of a system to support warfarin dose decisions using deep neural networks. Sci Rep, 11(1), 1474. First Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
      SCI (3.7) Yun U, Lee SA, Choi WA, Kang SW, Seo GH, Lee JH, Park G, Lee S, Choi YC, Park HJ. (2021). Clinical and genetic spectra in patients with dystrophinopathy in Korea: A single-center study. PLoS One, 16(7), e0255011. First Author /
      Yun, UnKyu
      SCI (2.5) Lee H, Kim HJ, Yoo JS, Kim DJ, Yeom SY, Cho KR. (2021) Early pharmacologic conversion of atrial fibrillation after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Dis, 13(7), 4072-4082. First Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
      SCI (3.4) Lim JH, Shin H, Shin DA, Kim DH, Sohn SH, Choi JW, Cho S, Kim HC, Hwang HY. (2021). Suture tie-down forces and cyclic contractile forces after an undersized tricuspid annuloplasty using a 3-dimensional rigid ring in an ovine model. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg, 60(2), 411-417. First Author /
      Lim, Jae Hong
      SCI (4.6) Lee H, Kim J, Oh SS, Yoo JS. (2021). Long-term Clinical and Hemodynamic Outcomes of Edge-to-Edge Repair for Tricuspid Regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg, 112(3), 803-808. First Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
      SCI (1.6) Lim JH, Kwak JG, Min J, Cho S, Kim WH. (2021). Long-Term Outcomes of Atrioventricular Valve Surgery in Patients with Functional Single Ventricle: Should We Avoid Valve Replacement? Pediatr Cardiol, 42(7), 1546-1553. First Author /
      Lim, Jae Hong
      SCI (4.6) Kim ER, Lee CH, Kim WH, Lim JH, Kim YJ, Min J, Cho S, Kwak JG. (2021). Primary Versus Staged Repair in Neonates With Pulmonary Atresia and Ventricular Septal Defect. Ann Thorac Surg, 112(3), 825-830. First Author /
      Kim, Eung Re
      SCI (2.3) Kim JY, Kim SH, Jang SI. (2021). Bilateral branch pulmonary artery Pulsta valve implantation for treatment of large right ventricular outflow tract in a high-risk patient. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, 98(5), 923-927. First Author /
      Kim, Jung Yoon
      SCI (1.4) Kwon JM, Jeon KH, Lee M, Kim KH, Park J, Oh BH. (2021). Deep Learning Algorithm to Predict Need for Critical Care in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Pediatr Emerg Care, 37(12), e988-e994. First Author /
      Kwon, Joon-Myoung
      SCI (3.6) Kwon JM, Jo YY, Lee SY, Kang S, Lim SY, Lee MS, Kim KH. (2022). Artificial Intelligence-Enhanced Smartwatch ECG for Heart Failure-Reduced Ejection Fraction Detection by Generating 12-Lead ECG. Diagnostics (Basel), 12(3), 654. First Author /
      Kwon, Joon-Myoung
      SCI (3.7) Jang HJ, Lee D, Kim TH, Kim JS, Lee HJ, Kim JB, Kim JY. (2022). Clinical outcomes of gastrointestinal bleeding management during anticoagulation therapy. PLoS One, 17(6), e0269262. First Author /
      Jang, Ho-Jun
      SCI (1.6) Lim JH, Cho S, Lee CH, Kim ER, Kim YJ. (2022). Long-Term Outcomes of Surgical Repair for Ventricular Septal Defect in Adults. Pediatr Cardiol, 43(6), 1277-1285. First Author /
      Lim, Jae Hong
      SCI (1.925) Yoo JS, Lee H, Kim SE, Lee EA, Shin KH. (2022). Effects of early postoperative shower after cardiac surgery. Ann Palliat Med, 11(8), 2562-2568. Corresponding Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
      SCI (3.9) Kim KA, Her SH, Lee K, Choi IJ, Lee JH, Lee JH, Lee SR, Lee PH, Lee SW, Yoo KD, Lee SN, Jang WY, Moon D, Moon KW, Yun KH, Lee HJ. (2022) .Clinical Outcomes of Biodegradable versus Durable Polymer Drug Eluting Stents in Rotational Atherectomy: Results from ROCK Registry. J Clin Med, 11(21), 6251. Corresponding Author /
      Lee, Hyun-Jong
      SCI (3.2) Park HW, Her SH, Jung J, Chun H, Chung WS. (2022). Association of Glycosylated Hemoglobin with Long-Term Adverse Cardiac Events after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Non Diabetes and Controlled Diabetes Patients: An Observational Study from the Korean COACT Registry. Life (Basel), 12(11), 1945. First Author /
      Park, Ha-Wook
      SCI (2.3) Lee HJ, Mejía-Rentería H, Escaned J, Doh JH, Lee JM, Hwang D, Yuasa S, Choi KH, Jang HJ, Jeon KH, Lee J, Nam CW, Shin ES, Koo BK. (2022). Prediction of functional results of percutaneous coronary interventions with virtual stenting and quantitative flow ratio. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, 100(7), 1208-1217 Corresponding Author /
      Lee, Hyun-Jong
      SCI (3.5) Lee H, Kim J, Jung JH, Yoo JS. (2023). Surgical edge-to-edge repair for tricuspid regurgitation: Impact of the concomitant annuloplasty. Int J Cardiol, 372, 85-90. First Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
      SCI (2.5) Lee H, Kim J, Jung JH, Yoo JS. (2023). Midterm outcomes of isolated tricuspid valve surgery with a mini-thoracotomy and beating heart strategy.J Thorac Dis, 15(6), 3126-3132. First Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
      SCI (2.9) Kim SJ, Li MH, Noh CI, Kim SH, Lee CH, Yoon JK. (2023). Impact of Pulmonary Arterial Elastance on Right Ventricular Mechanics and Exercise Capacity in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Korean Circ J, 53(6), 406-417. First Author /
      Kim, Soo-Jin
      SCI (39.2) Lee HJ, Lim DS, Lee J, Lee DG, Oh MY, Park J, Kim CH, Jung JH, Choi RK, Kang YC. (2023). Decompression Illness in Divers With or Without Patent Foramen Ovale : A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med, 176(7), 934-939 First Author /
      Lee, Hyun-Jong
      SCI (2.9) Jeon KH, Jang JH, Kang S, Lee HS, Lee MS, Son JM, Jo YY, Park TJ, Oh IY, Kwon JM, Lee JH. (2023). Identifying Atrial Fibrillation With Sinus Rhythm Electrocardiogram in Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source: A Validation Study With Insertable Cardiac Monitors. Korean Circ J, 53(11), 758-771. Corresponding Author /
      Kwon, Joon-Myoung
      SCI (2.9) Kim J, Lee H, Jung JH, Yoo JS. (2023). Tricuspid Edge-to-Edge Repair Versus Tricuspid Valve Replacement for Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation. Korean Circ J, 53(11), 775-786 First Author /
      Lee, Heemoon
    • Honors & Recognition

      Year Details
      2013~2023 Hosted the Asia-Pacific Cardiovascular Intervention and Surgery Symposium (APCIS) each year
      2019~2023 Acknowledged as one of the top 100 hospitals in Korea, specifically leading in the private general hospital category - the U.S. Newsweek Hospital Evaluation
      2019 Certified as a heart disease clinic under Clinical Care Program (CCP) for the first time in Korea
  • Major Departments
    • Cardiology (including arrhythmia)
    • Pediatric Cardiology
    • Surgery
  • Major Procedures
    • Coronary Angiography
    • Ventricular Septal Sefect surgery (VSD), Atrial Septal Defect surgery (ASD),
      Patent Ductus Arteriosus surgery (PDA)
    • Thyroid cancer, Breast cancer surgery
  • General Information
    28, Hohyeon-ro 489beon-gil, Sosa-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    20, Gyeyangmunhwa-ro, Gyeyang-gu, Incheon
    Website or SNS
    Number of Doctors
    Number of Beds
    International Healthcare Center
    Airport ↔ Hospital, Hotel ↔ Hospital
    Direct-Billing Service
    • Cigna
    • Euro assistant
    Other Services
    Issuing documents in English, Caregiver service for international patients, Airport emergency service, Tour service in Korea including accomodation
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