Heart failure is a disease collectively referred to in all cases caused by a weakened heart function due to heart disease.
The heart is a vital organ involved in the maintenance of life, and heart failure is a very important disease in world health,
which is the number one cause of death from disease.
Even in Korea, which has entered an aging society, heart disease is a major cause of death, accounting for about a third (31%) of the aging population.
The three major heart diseases that cause heart failure are (1) vascular disease, (2) valve disease, and (3) arrhythmia disease.
The traditional treatment method for these diseases was highly invasive surgical treatment, but the future development direction of modern medical technology is developing into minimally invasive treatment with excellent cosmetic effect and rapid recovery while reducing surgical wounds.
Despite the high mortality rate, many patients are not receiving adequate treatment due to the limitations of conventional treatment (the risk of treatment itself due to highly invasive treatment). The development of a technology that can provide active treatment opportunities to these patients by developing a method of treatment using a simple catheter without surgery is a major common problem in healthcare worldwide.
Minimally Invasive Surgery and Structural Heart Disease