New Heart

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Not to be confused with Newhart.
New Heart
New Heart-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for New Heart
Genre Medical drama
Written by Hwang Eun-kyung
Directed by Park Hong-kyun
Starring Ji Sung
Kim Min-jung
Cho Jae-hyun
Lee Ji-hoon
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 23
Location(s) South Korea
Running time 60 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Original network Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format 16:9 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 12 December 2007 (2007-12-12) – 28 February 2008 (2008-02-28)
Preceded by The Legend
Followed by Who Are You?
External links
Korean name
Hangul 뉴하트
Revised Romanization Nyu Hateu
McCune–Reischauer Nyu Hat'ŭ

New Heart (Hangul뉴하트) is a 2007 South Korean medical drama television series, starring Ji Sung, Kim Min-jung, Cho Jae-hyun and Lee Ji-hoon. Directed by Park Hong-kyun and written by Hwang Eun-kyung, it aired on MBC from December 12, 2007 to February 28, 2008 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 23 episodes.[1]


New Heart is a drama about heart surgeons who work in the thoracic surgery department of the fictional Kwanghee University Hospital.

Lee Eun-sung (Ji Sung) graduated from a newly established medical school in the provinces. He applies for a residency program the hospital and has high hopes of becoming a great doctor, despite his poor performance academically. Nam Hye-suk (Kim Min-jung) graduated at top of her medical school and is the first person to achieve perfect scores.

Eun-sung and Hye-suk's characters are opposites. Eun-sung is impulsive and compassionate, but lacks sound medical practice. Hye-suk is calculating and cold, but has a brilliant mind. They both must prove themselves to the new head of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Choi Kang-guk (Cho Jae-hyun). He believes only a very specific kind of person is capable of being a cardiothoracic surgeon. Although he is a medical genius, he is stubborn and refuses to maintain the status quo and abide by hospital policies. Eun-sung and Hye-suk are the only applicants for the cardiothoracic residency positions at Kwanghee University Hospital. Dr. Choi is forced to accept them whilst attempting to restore the reputation of the cardiothoracic department of the hospital.

Famous actor Lee Dong-gwon (Lee Ji-hoon) is admitted into the hospital for cardiac arrhythmia. He immediately falls in love with Hye-suk, who was his classmate from elementary school. A love triangle develops as Dong-gwon becomes jealous when he observes the developing relationship between Eun-sung and Hye-suk.


International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Japan on Fuji TV in 2010 as part of the network's "Hallyu Alpha Summer Festival."[3]


  1. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo; Han, Sang-hee (5 December 2007). "New Medical Drama New Heart to Hit TV". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  2. ^ "How Ji Sung Discovered a New Side to Himself". The Chosun Ilbo. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  3. ^ Kim, Lynn; Jang, Kyung-jin (23 April 2010). "Korean Wave: The New Generation". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 

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