Cardiac electrophysiology (EP) is one of the major fields of clinical and basic cardiovascular medicine. Diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia, catheter ablation, and device therapy such as pacemaker and ICD are the representative parts of clinical EP. EP is one of the most important fields in medicine due to its great advancement in the therapetic modalities as well as growing in-depth knowledge about the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder).
Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH)
Seoul National University Hospital has been looking after public health over the past 100 years, leading the development of medicine in Korea. It was established in 1885 as Korea's first national hospital under the name of Kwang Hye Won. It was after, it became the affiliate hospital for Seoul National University's College of Medicine and College of Dentistry before being recognized as a special corporate body under the name of Seoul National University Hospital.
Today the hospital is comprised of the Main Hospital, the Children's Hospital, the Cancer Hospital, and the Biomedical Research Institute. With 1,700 hospital beds, approximately 1,700 inpatients and 7,000 outpatients are treated each day.