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Korea Attracts Big 3 Medical Tourists

The three nations with the most Korea-bound medical tourists are China, the U.S., and Japan, according to industry data. Chinese medical tourists made up the largest share, with some 32,000 seeking treatment in Korea in 2012.

Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)

During PCTA, a coronary artery blocked due to coronary artery disease is opened and blood flow restored to the muscles of the heart. In PTCA, a special catheter is used. Percutaneous means any medical procedure where access to internal organs is obtained by puncturing the skin through a needle. Transluminal refers to passage along a blood vessel's lumen.

The catheter is equipped with a tiny balloon on the tip. When the catheter reaches the site of the blockage, the balloon is inflated. This compresses the plaque against the artery walls. Depending on the level of blockage, the doctor may recommend another procedure called atherectomy. Here a rotating tip or tiny blades on the balloon break the plaque or cut it away. Atherectomy is used when the plaque is calcified or hardened.


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                        Featured Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Providers Abroad


                        Queen Elizabeth Hospital

                        Bridgetown, Barbados


                        Languages: English

                        Welcome to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)
                        The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is the country’s primary acute care medical facility. The QEH is also an accredited teaching hospital affi...

                        Monza Hospital

                        Bucharest, Romania


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001

                        Languages: English, Romanian

                        Monza Hospital is a highly specialized medical facility, a private hospital that has an agreement with Bucharest Health Insurance House (CASMB) and offers complete medical services.

                        It ...

                        The Portland Hospital

                        London, United Kingdom


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001

                        Languages: English

                        The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children and is part of the HCA group of award winning private hospitals in London.

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                        AL GARHOUD Private Hospital

                        Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Arabic

                        Al Garhoud Private Hospital, a member of Al Hilal medical solutions commits itself to a courteous, distinctive and world-class service as we raise curtains of this exceptional medical service center. ...

                        Bangmod Hospital

                        Bangkok, Thailand


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001, HA

                        Languages: English, Thai

                        Bangmod Hospital has been established as the first hospital on RAMA 2 Road area (Thonburi-Paktor) and it has been developed and improved on operation system continuely until now in order to serve the ...
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