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Ecuador 2017 Mission Invitation

MISSION INVITATION  Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante Guayaquil, Ecuador February 12-24, 2017 You are cordially invited to participate in the inaugural CardioStart mission to Guayaquil Ecuador.  CardioStart has been invited to the pediatric Hospital Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante by the Fundacion El Cielo Para Los Ninos. This public Hospital serves the countries poor and recently was affected by earthquakes, which required relocation of the ICU.  Despite hardships the physicians are highly motivated to provide care for patients who are poor and uninsured.  Pediatric heart surgery has [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Blog1, Ecuador|0 Comments

Honduras 2016 Mission Invitation

MISSION INVITATION SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS NOVEMBER 12-19, 2016 PEDIATRIC AND YOUNG ADULTS Congenital heart disease (CHD), also known as congenital heart defects are conditions that we, as a society, hardly know about. Despite this, the fact is that 1% of the world's population is born with a heart condition - makes it the most common birth defect. Most congenital heart defects can be repaired with a single surgery, while others may require two or more interventions. In some developed countries, there are hundreds of medical centers with trained personnel [...]

By | September 3rd, 2016|Blog1, Honduras|0 Comments

Nepal Mission Invitation November 2016

MISSION INVITATION DHULIKHEL HOSPITAL/KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NEPAL ADULT TEAM NOVEMBER 6-19, 2016 You are cordially invited to participate in the 2016 return mission to Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal! This 225-bed community supported hospital is expanding services to 2.5 million Nepalese to include full cardiac services.  The cardiology department is currently providing angiograms and newly begun interventional cardiology procedures in-house. This will be CardioStarts ‘third full team visit for the cardiac surgery program.  The local team members have acquired early education in their areas of responsibility and look to our team [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Blog1, Nepal|0 Comments

Dominican Republic Pediatric Mission Invite – December 2016

PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY MISSION to SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC December 4-11, 2016 The International Management Committee representing CardioStart is pleased to announce a return mission to The Clinica Corazones Unido Hospital in Santo Domingo.  The mission will focus on managing pediatric cardiac presentations.       Facts about the country Capital: Santo Domingo Dialing code: +849 Population: 10.3 million. Language: Spanish The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western three-eighths of the island is occupied [...]

By | August 6th, 2016|Blog1, Dominican Republic, Homepage Featured|0 Comments

Brazil Mission Report April 2016

Pediatric & Adult Cardiac Program Development Macapá, Amapa, Northern Brazil   April 17- 29, 2016                       Mission Snapshot Mission Location: Macapa, Brazil Number of Surgeries: 19 Number of Patients Served in Outreach: 240 Number of Volunteers: 22 Accomplishments: Initiated 3rd pediatric cardiac program in the North/Northeast of Brazil; Provided education for over 500 students, and dozens of local village members, provided outreach screening and health services to 240 people, and installed 7 water filters in the school and home of [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Blog1, Brazil, Past Missions|0 Comments

A Volunteer’s Perspective by Rebecca Drake

Macapá, Brazil Mission April 2016 A Volunteer’s Perspective by Rebecca Drake The Macapá, Brazil Mission hosted at the Hospital São Camilo was my second volunteer mission with the CardioStart International team. Heading into this mission, I was asked to not only help in the ICU, but to be the Educational Director as well. I was motivated to work diligently to help establish a functioning intensive care unit that would be sustainable for the local team, however I did anticipate challenges with the language barrier and educating at the bedside. The first two days spent with the local team in their facility were the most overwhelming, however most productive. We got so much accomplished! I always approach these missions with the mindset that we are starting […]

By | July 26th, 2016|Blog1|0 Comments

Dominican Republic 2016 Mission Report

2016 ADULT SURGICAL MISSION SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Through the invitation and support of Fundacion HeartCare Dominicana, CardioStart International returned for a 4th mission to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Hospital Corozonas Unidos. This very successful mission was focused on adult congenital and acquired heart disease surgical treatment.  Eight patients aged 17 to 70 received life-saving heart surgery.  An additional 4 patients received pacemaker/defibrillator implants through the donation of devices from Medtronic Inc. Despite being known for its beautiful beaches and luxurious resorts there is huge disparity in available healthcare for [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Blog1, Dominican Republic|0 Comments

Ghana 2016 Mission Report

Report of CardioStart’s 7th Mission to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Kumasi, Ghana February 14 - 26, 2016 On February 14, 2016 twenty-three CardioStart International volunteers from seven different countries advanced an ongoing cardiovascular program-development effort at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana.   Comprehensive techniques in both adult cardiac surgery and electrophysiology were the focus of this visit, which was CardioStart’s seventh collaborative mission at KATH committed to teaching at this important training institution in West Africa. Apart from KATH, there is a single center in all of Ghana [...]

By | July 3rd, 2016|Blog1, Ghana, Past Missions|0 Comments

Nepal 2016 Mission Invitation

MISSION INVITATION DHULIKHEL HOSPITAL/KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, NEPAL June 11-18, 2016 You are cordially invited to participate in the 2016 return mission to Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal. This 225-bed community supported hospital is expanding services to 2.5 million Nepalese to include full cardiac services. The cardiology department is currently providing angiograms and interventional cardiology procedures in-house. They are now providing adult cardiac surgery on a weekly basis. CardioStart International returns for the 3rd time to continue building on this program development. Nepal Ever since Nepal first opened its borders [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Blog1, Homepage Featured, Nepal|0 Comments

Dominican Republic – Pediatric Heart Mission Report