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Turkey Leads The West

Western medical tourism is taking off, and Turkey is leading the charge! With 51 JCI accredited hospitals, it is leading the European medical tourism industry as of December 2013.

Cardiology (Heart Surgery) Treatments

In medicine cardiology deals with heart diseases and disorders that plague the heart. It includes the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart defects, heart failure, etc. Doctors who specialize in treating the heart are called cardiologists and those that perform surgeries on the heart are called cardiac surgeons.

Cardiac surgery is usually the last option when other conventional treatments for heart care like exercise, medicines or diet restriction haven't worked or can't be used because of some reason. It is normally used to treat heart failure and coronary heart disease. Heart surgery may also be used to fix valves that don't work well, or to control heartbeat or finally to replace a damaged heart with a healthy one.

Your primary doctor, cardiologist and a cardio-vascular or cardio-thoracic surgeon will decide if heart surgery is for you.

There are many diagnostic tests that will be performed to find if you really need cardiac surgery. Some tests are electrocardiogram, stress test, coronary angiography, echocardiography, aortogram, chest Xray, cardiac MRI, etc. All these tests and the operation may be performed at a heart hospital.

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Featured Cardiology (Heart Surgery) Providers Abroad


Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Chiang Mai, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9002, JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English

Chiangmai Ram Hospital sits at the center of one of Thailand's largest and most respected hospital groups. The Ramkhamhaeng Group has the resources, experience and expertise to provide international q...

HYGEIA Hospital

Athens, Greece


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

Languages: English, Russian, Greek

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large Private Hospital that has operated in Greece since 1974, and is currently one of the largest private hospital units in our country.

It was founded in ...

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

Pattaya/Chonburi, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, HA

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Flemish, Italian, German, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu

As one of the health care institutions, under the Bangkok Hospital Group, for Thailand’s medical tourism, we are recognized as a tertiary hospital – a highly awarded status representing th...

Shanghai United Family Hospital

Shanghai, China


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese

Shanghai United Family Hospital (SHU), a joint venture between Chindex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDX) and the Shanghai Changning Central Hospital, is a member of the United Family Healthcare (UFH)...

Bangkok Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, HA

Languages: Thai, English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Panjabi, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Tea Chiew

Bangkok Hospital welcomes more than 3,000 patients each day while also providing medical services as ‘the institution for referrals’ from smaller hospitals that may not have access to spec...
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