New Heart 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.
- Drama: New Heart
- Revised romanization: Nyuhateu
- Hangul: 뉴하트 / 뉴 하트
- Director: Park Hong-Kyun, Lee Min-Woo
- Writer: Hwang Eun-Kyung
- Network: MBC
- Episodes: 23
- Release Date: December 12, 2007 – February 28, 2008
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 community.
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.