New Heart


Main cast: Jo Jae Hyun as Choi Kang Gook, Ji Sung as Lee Eun Sung, Kim Min Jung as Nam Hye Suk, Lee Ji Hoon as Lee Dong Gwon.
Director: Baak Hohng-kyoon
Total Episodes: 23
Audio Tracks: Korean, Mandarin
Subtitle: English, Chinese
Rated: PG
Studio: MBC
Release Date: 2007-Dec-12
Production Year: 2007
Running Time: Approx. 1380 min (23 Episodes)
No. of Disc: 6

Product Description

Technical Infomation

Format: NTSC
Dvd: Dvd 9 Dual Layer
Video: Mpeg 2
Audio: Dolby Digital AC3
Audio Channels: 2
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Resolution: 720×480 px
Format: NTSC
Region code: All Countries
Special Features: Interactive Menus, Scene Selections

Chest surgery is the most demanding field in medicine. Chest
surgery is the most difficult and dangerous type of surgery to
perform but it is regrettably shunned by the medical

Chest surgeons are bombarded daily with emergency
calls to operate on patients. Not only are chest surgeons at a
higher risk of losing a patient on the operating table but the
life-saving open heart surgery they perform for hours with a team
of doctors costs the same as a simple 30-minute eye-slit
operation performed by a single plastic surgeon.

Since it is nearly impossible for a chest surgeon
to open his own private practice, less and less medical students
are applying to become chest surgeons, causing the shutdown of
entire chest surgery departments at general hospitals. Even
general hospitals that are affiliated with prestigious medical
schools suffer shortages of new chest surgeons. Chest surgery has
become a field that is avoided by young doctors looking for a
less stressful career.

Because of this deteriorating situation, patients
might have to go abroad in the near future if they need heart or
lung surgery. But even in these difficult situations, a few young
doctors are blazing new trails. Oblivious to the falling status
of their profession and worsening circumstances, they swear by
the Oath of Hippocrates and save precious lives. is a medical
drama that will depict the lives of chest surgeons as close to
reality as possible.

Their tears… Their joy… Their troubles… All
of this and more will be intertwined in an engaging, heartwarming
story. The courage they display will make you realize how
precious a life is… We would like to thank them for showing us
that we are not alone in this world. They are the one who make a
difference in our lives.

This drama will be about the growth and
sufferings of the heart surgeons who work in the thoracic surgery
department. Lee Eun Sung graduated from a newly established
medical school in the provinces. He applies for a job at the
hospital and has high hopes of becoming a great doctor. Nam Hye
Suk graduated at top of her medical school. She is an absolute
fundamentalist but starts to show her humane side once she gets
to know Eun Sung. The problem is Choi Kang Gook just became the
new head of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular
Surgery. He believes that only doctors can save peoples’ lives
and is a genius but he is also a stubborn surgeon who does not
care for hospital policies. Only Eun Sung and Hye Suk apply to
work in his department.

One day, a famous actor Lee Dong Gwon is admitted
into the Hospital for arrhythmia surgery. He immediately falls
for Hye-seok, who is his classmate from elementary school. He
later gets jealous when he sees that Eun Sung and Hye Suk are
getting closer to one another.



Lee Eun-seong | actor Ji-sung

A young doctor who graduated from a small town
medical school. He took the high school equivalency exam and then
made his way to medical school. (He was a low-achieving student
in high school) He grew up in an all-boys orphanage and tries to
hide this past. With a single-minded pursuit to become a doctor,
he applied to the chest surgery department of a general hospital
affiliated with a prestigious medical school after learning that
there was a shortage of applicants. Doctor Choi Kang-guk deems
him as a dunce but Eun-seong is unfazed as he tries to become a
skilled doctor. Through hard work, deft hand coordination, and a
heart full of compassion, he later gains the respect of Doctor
Choi. He even joins a teddy bear-making club to improve his hand
coordination where he ends up making several teddy bears. (He
gets along with the ladies in the club) He favors a Swiss knife
that he uses during surgery and sewing teddy bears. When he has
free time, he improves his image recognition skills by looking
over the shoulders of the experienced doctors.


Nam Hye-seok | actress Kim Min-jung

She scored a perfect score in the KSAT and
entered medical school at the top of her class. She graduated
from medical school with the highest honors and even though she
was the most skilled doctor among her peers, she chose to become
a chest surgeon, causing another sensation. When Professor Choi
Kang-guk tells her that he cannot accept her because they do not
have separate sleeping quarters for female doctors, she rails
again gender inequality and threatens to file a complaint to the
human rights organization. With strong principles, she will
declare a patient dead if they do not respond to resuscitation
efforts after 30 minutes. When she diagnoses a patient as having
cancer, she’ll immediately tell them they have cancer without any
hesitation. Her mother is Park Joon-hee, a famous hanbok
designer. Her actual father is the chairman of Hansung Textiles
but since he was marred to another woman, her uncle adopted her.
So in her family register, she is stated as being her mother’s
niece. She has strict morals and will pass over burn victims to
other doctors if they had affairs at hotels before it caught on


Choi Kang-guk | actor Jo Jae-hyun

He considers himself to be one of the best chest
surgeons in the nation but laments the fact that hardly anyone
applies to the chest surgery department while the few applicants
they do receive are low-achievers. He is disturbed that his
department is becoming stocked with doctors who graduated at the
bottom of their class. In a conversation with his colleagues from
the plastic surgery and ophthalmology department, his pride is
bruised when he is chided for being picky about the applicants.
They tell him he should actually be thankful that anyone would
want to apply to the chest surgery department. After having this
conversation, he deliberately rejects Lee Eun-seong, a young
doctor who graduated from a small town medical school, and Nam
Hye-seok, the most promising intern at the hospital who scored a
perfect score on the KSAT. He will forge documents to lower the
medical bills for patients who are poor and give tips on how to
sneak out of the hospital without getting detected to patients
who do not have any medical insurance. He is always busy with his
work and medical research and thus, he hardly has any time to
spend with his family. He is glad that his wife is not clamoring
for a divorce.


Lee Dong-gwon | actor Lee Ji-hoon

While shooting a scene for a TV series on
location at the hospital he develops an irregular heartbeat and
receives an R.F surgical procedure from Nam Hye-seok. He learns
that Nam Hye-seok was an old elementary school friend but he
finds it awkward to be around her. He follows the doctor’s orders
to rest and stays as long as he can at the hospital where he
tries to rekindle his friendship with Nam Hye-seok and take it
one step further. But his relationship with Nam Hye-seok hits the
gossip columns and entertainment news.

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