The Ewha Medical Journal
Ewha Womans University School of Medicine
Case Report

Clinical Experience of Heart Surgery in 1982 Report of 13 Cases

Kwang Ho Kim*, Joong Gon Kim**, Woo Hyung Lee***, Sung Yuel You****, Choon Hi Lee*****
Corresponding author: Choon Hi Lee. Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

Copyright ⓒ 1983. Ewha Womans University School of Medicine. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


Thirteen patients with a variety heart diseases were underwent operation for total correction of their defect successfully at Ewha Womans University Hospital from March, 1982 to February, 1983. Among 13 patients, three had patent ductus arteriosus, two tetralogy of Fallot, one ventricular septal defect, two constrictive pericarditis and five rheumatic valvular heart diseases. There was no surgical mortality. Their functional improvement was excellent until 6 to 12 months' postoperative period. Although they were a few patients, we report these cases because we thought they might be a good experience for us in performing coming cardiovascular work.