The PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION CENTER delivers exceptional diagnosis and treatment services to reduce the future occurrence of disease in patients and to enhance quality of life. We accomplish this through close cooperation among the departments of rehabilitation medicine, cardiology, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, and vascular surgery

Major areas of treatment

Rehabilitation of patients with cardiac and cerebrovascular diseases

Clinics

1. Brain Neurologic Rehabilitation Clinic

Our clinic manages dysesthesia due to stroke, brain damage, brain tumors, and degenerative brain diseases, motor paralysis, ataxia, speech dysfunctions, memory and cognitive dysfunctions, dysphagia, vascular dementia and central pain.

2. Vascular Cognitive Dysfunction Clinic

After a stroke, our clinic performs diagnosis and rehabilitation of decreased cognitive function, including memory, concentration, executive abilities, and behavioral symptoms.

3. Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Treatment Clinic

Our clinic manages motor paralysis, memory and cognitive dysfunctions, speech dysfunctions, and central pain due to stroke, brain damage, and degenerative brain diseases.

4. Muscular Rigidity Clinic

Strengths

  • Administers comprehensive rehabilitation programs including early and intensive rehabilitation for recovery and enhancement of function in stroke victims.
  • Manages cardiac rehabilitation programs for recovery and enhancement of function in patients with heart diseases.
  • Runs a world-renowned noninvasive brain stimulation treatment clinic.
  • Provides preventive treatment to lower the risk of occurrence and recurrence of cardiac cerebrovascular diseases by managing risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidemia.
  • Educates patients to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Diagnostic tests

  • Motor, sensory, cognition, and speech tests
  • Cranial nerve function test – Motor evoked potential test, sensory evoked potential test
  • Cardiovascular physiological testing – Expired gas analysis treadmill test, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Radiological tests – Ultrasonography, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Laboratory medicine test – Genetic analysis

Latest treatment methods

  • Vascular cognitive dysfunction clinic
  • Robotic ambulatory rehabilitation treatment
  • Noninvasive brain stimulation treatment
  • Muscular rigidity clinic using Botulinum toxin injections
  • Integrated evaluation/management of overall cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidemia

Recent trends in clinical research

  • Application of multilevel, multimodal noninvasive brain stimulation
  • Development of ambulatory support robots
  • Development of alternative cardiac rehabilitation programs fit for Koreans
  • Development of risk evaluation tools for cardiovascular diseases
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Patients' Rights and Responsibilities

Patients' Rights

1. Right to receive medical care

Patients have the right to receive proper medical and nursing services for their Health Protection and Promotion and they will not be discriminated for gender, age, religion, status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial circumstances nor be violated of their health. Medical team may not deny medical care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed & autonomous decision

Patients have the right to receive be well-informed and to inquire in detail about the treating physician’s specialty, status of their disease, purpose of the treatment, treatment plan, method, expected results and side effects of the treatment, discharge plan, medical cost, whether or not they are a subject to medical research, organ transplant/donation and etc, and to decide whether to give consent. Patients may stop or deny specific treatment or planned medical care within the ethical guideline and may decide on an alternative treatment.

3. Right to have confidentiality

Patients will not be violated of their rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy. Medical team and facility may not reveal or announce patient’s confidential information, including personal information, unless patient has gives consent or specified in the law, such as criminal investigation.

4. Right to request for consultation and mediation

Patients may request for consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency) in the event of any medical dispute.

5. Right to be respected of values or beliefs

Patients will not be discriminated for their culture, religious values or beliefs, and their rights will not be violated.

6. Right to be physically protected and to have stability of mind and bod

Patients have the right to be protected from possible danger in the hospital and to have the stability of mind and body.

Patients’Responsibilities

1. Responsible to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition, trust and respect the medical team’s treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences which results from not following the instruction.

2. Responsible to not use dishonest method for medical treatment

Patients must reveal their identity before receiving any medical care and must not use false or dishonest method, such as receiving medical case under disguised ownership.

3. Responsible to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients must abide by all hospital regulations, respect hospital staff and other patients, and earnestly fulfill the financial obligation to the hospital.