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Korea Attracts Big 3 Medical Tourists

The three nations with the most Korea-bound medical tourists are China, the U.S., and Japan, according to industry data. Chinese medical tourists made up the largest share, with some 32,000 seeking treatment in Korea in 2012.

Cardiology (Heart Surgery) Treatments

In medicine cardiology deals with heart diseases and disorders that plague the heart. It includes the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart defects, heart failure, etc. Doctors who specialize in treating the heart are called cardiologists and those that perform surgeries on the heart are called cardiac surgeons.

Cardiac surgery is usually the last option when other conventional treatments for heart care like exercise, medicines or diet restriction haven't worked or can't be used because of some reason. It is normally used to treat heart failure and coronary heart disease. Heart surgery may also be used to fix valves that don't work well, or to control heartbeat or finally to replace a damaged heart with a healthy one.

Your primary doctor, cardiologist and a cardio-vascular or cardio-thoracic surgeon will decide if heart surgery is for you.

There are many diagnostic tests that will be performed to find if you really need cardiac surgery. Some tests are electrocardiogram, stress test, coronary angiography, echocardiography, aortogram, chest Xray, cardiac MRI, etc. All these tests and the operation may be performed at a heart hospital.

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Featured Cardiology (Heart Surgery) Providers Abroad


Mission Hospital Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: HA

Languages: Thai, English, Mandarin, Arabic, Chinese

Mission Hospital (also known as Bangkok Adventist Hospital) is a full service general private hospital which locates in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Mission Hospital was founded in 1937 and to...

HYGEIA Hospital

Athens, Greece


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

Languages: English, Russian, Greek

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large Private Hospital that has operated in Greece since 1974, and is currently one of the largest private hospital units in our country.

It was founded in ...

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh

Melaka, Malaysia


Languages: English

Established in 1986, Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh has provided unwavering healthcare commitment to the Melaka comminuty for over two decades. Since moving to its present premises in Ayer Keroh in August...

Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Phuket, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Bulgarian, Arabic, Cantonese, English, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Mandarin, Panjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tea Chiew, Thai

Bangkok Hospital Phuket, located in southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean on Phuket Island near Patong beach, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Phuket.

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San Paulo Hua-Hin Hospital

Hua Hin, Thailand


Accreditation: HA

Languages: English, Thai

San Paulo Hua Hin Hospital is a private hospital in Hua Hin offering the high level of medical services, from general medical treatments to specialized medical care. The hospital is well equipped with...
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