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Title Dr. Seungwoo PARKs NEJM Registration
Name SKKUSOM Date  2019-12-23 Hit 264

Dr. Seungwoo PARK, a professor of circulatory internal medicine, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in which he co-authored with Kang Duk-hyun, a professor of cardiology at Asan Medical Center in Seoul.


The New England Journal of Medison is one of the worldí»s most prestigious medical journals, with its impact on academia reaching 70.67 points in the Impact Factor Index.


Professor Park Seung-woos research team said in the paper that early surgery is more beneficial to patients in cases of aseptic severe aortic valve stenosis. It is common to observe progress along with preservation treatment if symptoms are absent even if severe aortic valve stenosis is diagnosed due to lack of clear criteria so far. Active treatment for replacement of aortic valve has been carried out when symptoms are manifested.


However, the results of a study conducted by Park Seung-woos research team at four local medical institutionsĄĐSamsung Medical Center, Seoul National University Hospital and Seoul Asan Medical Center and Severance HospitalĄĐwere different.


It has been proven that it is beneficial for patients to receive active treatment even if they do not have symptoms, as it is safe to see no death resulting from surgery and the risk of death is low.


The research team conducted forward-looking clinical studies at these hospitals between July 2010 and April 2015 on 145 patients diagnosed with anymptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis.

The team name "RECOVERY" stands for the Randomized Comparison of Early Surgery Versus Convention in Very Severe Aortic Stenosis.