CardioVascular Research Foundation

“Leading to greatness for the better human life”

Who we are

The CardioVascular Research Foundation (CVRF) is a non-profit clinical research foundation that seeks to contribute in improving the lives of patients with cardiovascular disease by promoting preclinical and clinical researches, educating physicians and teaching patients.

What we've done

Since its establishment in 2002 and its affiliation with the Asan Medical Center in Seoul, Korea, CVRF has been conducting and supporting a large number of outstanding clinical researches to help conquer cardiovascular disease through Data Coordinating Center, QCA (Quantitative Coronary Angiographic) and IVUS (Intravascular Ultrasound) Core Laboratories based on internationally standardized clinical research centers. The foundation has been also sharing cutting edge knowledge and educating physicians and other professionals by holding international conferences, running educative websites and committing to various physician training programs.

What we will do

The CVRF will do its best to develop innovative technologies and educate professionals and the public related to the cardiovascular field through its vast experience and knowledge obtained by ongoing research activities, scientific conferences, educative websites and various training programs. By achieving these goals, the CVRF is dedicated to increase the survival rate and the quality of life for patients who suffer from cardiovascular disease and its medication.

Description of goods / services:

CardioVascular Research Foundation (CVRF) affiliated with Heart Institute of Asan Medical Center has hosted international educational conferences. They have been established to provide various learning environment to participants involved in vascular and cardiac disease, including allied healthcare professionals with a mixture of featuring lectures, live case demonstrations, and abstract and case presentations.

CardioVascular Summit-TCTAP

“Educational hub in Asia Pacific”

CardioVascular Summit-TCTAP is an annual international conference focusing on interventional cardiology to be held in April in Seoul, Korea. Over the past two decades, this has played an integral part in the Asia Pacific region to educate physicians and other medical professionals who are specialized and interested in this field. In close collaboration with global working groups, it has become one of the leading names representing interventional therapy, and it will continuously grow to achieve the ultimate goal of improving the quality of medical care for patients not only in Asia but overseas.

TCTAP celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015.
April 28-May 1, 2014

Course Directors
Seung-Jung Park, MD, Seong-Wook Park, MD, Ki Bae Seung, MD, Myung-Ki Hong, MD, Martin B. Leon, MD, Gregg W. Stone, MD, Gary S. Mintz, MD


TAVI SUMMIT (Transcatherter Aortic Valve Implantation)

“Technique, Tools and Better Outcome”

TAVI SUMMIT (Transcatherter Aortic Valve Implantation) has been created to achieve its goal of being the very valuable starting point to advance the emerging technology in Asia. In contrast to the Western population due to difference in body type and the cause of disease, differentiated treatment and technique have to be considered accordingly for Asians. In effort to find and provide a possible solution for this challenging issue, TAVI SUMMIT provides rich program by many dedicated experts who are able to share the latest technology and current knowledge on this issue.

August 8-9, 2014

Course Directors
Alain G. Cribier, MD, Young-Hak Kim, MD, Jae Won Lee, MD, Seung-Jung Park, MD



“Functional Angioplasty - Integrated Use of FFR & IVUS”

IMAGING & PHYSIOLOGY SUMMIT is designed to provide an overview of new clinical applications related to intracoronary catheter-based modalities, highly specialized noninvasive imaging and physiology by featuring live case transmissions and lectures.

December 5-6, 2014

Course Directors
Gary S. Mintz, MD, Seung-Jung Park, MD, Myeong-Ki Hong, MD


ACT Program (Asan Medical Center Interventional Cardiology Training Program)

“Left Main Intensive Course
CTO Live from the Experts
TAVI Live”

The ACT Program, which has been developed and implemented in 2009 under the auspices of Heart Institute of Asan Medical Center and CVRF (CardioVascular Research Foundation), has trained hundreds of highly qualified interventionists and all other health-related professionals in the field of cardiovascular medicine. This program consists mainly of live case demonstrations in the morning and state-of-the lectures featured by key faculty members for the rest of the day which are essential for the interventional cardiologists to optimize procedural success. Now this program is widely regarded as one of the best.

729 participants from 28 countries visited ACT program since 2009.




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