In 2013, CHA Bundang Medical Center provided free cardiac surgeries
to three low-income foreign patients with heart conditions
170 lives have been saved through the ‘Love Messenger Campaign’
since its founding 16 years ago.
As part of the ‘Love Messenger Campaign’, CHA University CHA Bundang Medical Center invited three Goryeo and
Uzbekistan people suffering from congenital/acquired cardiac diseases and provided free cardiac surgeries
from August 19 to September 1, 2013.
From April 19 to 23, 2013, CHA Bundang Medical Center Thoracic Surgery Professor Im Chang-yeong and
Kim Shi-ho visited Tashkent, Uzbekistan and examined about 60 patients with heart conditions.
Among them, they selected two Goryeo people and one Uzbekistan person who desperately needed
cardiac surgery. The six-year-old, twelve-year-old, and 38-year-old patients were suffering from
congenital cardiac diseases but could not afford surgery.
After the patients arrived in Korea on August 19, 2013, the medical professionals took
a precise preoperative assessment at CHA Bundang Medical Center and the patients received cardiac surgeries
from August 21 to 23, 2013.
Four pediatric patients underwent cardiac surgery from June 25 to July 5, 2011,
and four adolescent and adult patients had a surgery from July 4 to 15, 2011.