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CardioStart International
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Tampa, Florida 33619
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CardioStart Community Health Action

Healthy Meals for Healthy Hearts! While much of the help we bring is abroad, we know that here in America, there are so many who need help too. That's why here at CardioStart we dedicated the month of January to volunteering at the Trinity Cafe here in Tampa Bay, and serving meals to homeless citizens. After all, healthy hearts start with healthy meals! Every week, staff from CardioStart lent a hand in serving hot meals and trying to bring a little joy to the lives of others. It's a [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Blog1|0 Comments

Fourth Annual CardioStart Charity Fundraiser

Fishing Tournament May 12, 2017 Sponsorship Levels: Cardiostart will host its Fourth annual fishing tournament leaving from the Hula Bay Restaurant 5200 W. Tyson Ave. Tampa, FL. Breakfast starts at 7am and the boats depart promptly at 8am. The fishing tournament will give Cardiostart an opportunity to promote humanitarian missions that provide free heart surgery and medical services to children and adults in developing countries. Cardiostart volunteers teach local doctors and nurses advanced cardiac care, improving outcomes and saving lives. Gold Sponsor - $2000 Eight (8) Angle Entries (2 [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Blog1, Events, Fundraiser|0 Comments

Peru 2017 Mission Invitation

Lima, Peru MAY 20-28th, 2017 PEDIATRIC AND YOUNG ADULTS We are pleased to announce the 2017 return mission to Lima, Peru.  We invite your participation on the team.  In this mission we will return to the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño
 (Children’s) Hospital, Lima, where we assisted previously, to continue development of the Pediatric Cardiac Development Programs.  This mission will focus on advanced surgical/anesthetic/perfusion and nursing/respiratory care practices to improve outcomes for children currently being operated there. GENERAL FEATURES OF THE MISSION All team members [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Blog1, Peru, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

MYANMAR Mission Invitation 2017

Adult Complex Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery  Yangon, MYANMAR  Pinlon Hospital MAY 7 - 15, 2017 CardioStart announces a return mission to Yangon, Myanmar, during May 2017.  The mission will focus on adult cardiac surgery at PinLon Hospital. Myanmar, which has a population of 55 million, was under military rule and essentially closed to outside influence until 2011 when President Li Thein Sein was elected and major changes toward democracy were instituted. Since 2011, Myanmar has welcomed tourists and new trade.  While westernization and modernization are progressing rapidly, there are [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Blog1, Myanmar, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Memories Living On

As we begin a new year, it’s a time to reflect on how the past year has shaped us in our missions. Thanks to the help of our volunteers, throughout 2016 we accomplished 7 missions and over 60 successful surgeries! This year took us back to the Dominican Republic, Nepal, and Ghana to strengthen the programs that we helped to start, as well as to new locations in Brazil and Honduras to start new pediatric heart surgery programs. Though we celebrate entering our 30th year with over 75 medical [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Recent News|0 Comments

Warriors for Heart Health

Bringing better heart health around the globe begins by raising awareness! November, 2016 our very own volunteer Kate Earley spoke at the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses conference in Charolettetown, Prince Edward Island about her mission work with CardioStart International. Though a busy nurse as a Critical Care RN at the London Health Sciences Centre, Kate has become a regular volunteer for CardioStart’s fight against heart disease. She has lent us her skills on several missions over the past year, helping to lead nursing care in several missions including [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Blog1, Volunteer Profiles|0 Comments

Dominican Republic 2017 Mission Invitation

Adult Cardiac & Congenital Heart Surgery Mission Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic MAY 7-14, 2017 The International Missions Committee representing CardioStart is pleased to announce the mission to Clinica Corazones Unidos Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.   This mission will focus on ADULT patients. 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 the [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|Blog1, Dominican Republic, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Honduras 2017 Mission Invitation

SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS MARCH 25-APRIL 8, 2017 PEDIATRIC AND YOUNG ADULTS Pediatric healthcare professionals are warmly invited to take part in this ongoing program-building venture for CardioStart. This is CardioStarts’ second mission to Hospital Nacional Noroccidental Mario Catarino Rivas in San Pedro Sula, Cortes. We are pleased to be supported in this venture to Honduras by Helping Hands for Honduras (HHH), a non-profit charity whose mission is to assist the poor children in Honduras receive heart surgery and care. In Honduras, cardiac surgical medical [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Blog1, Honduras, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Ecuador 2017 Mission Invitation

ECUADOR MISSION INVITATION Guayaquil, Ecuador Mission Invitation May 28-June 10, 2017 Gateway to the Galapagos Islands. Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR PEDIATRIC TEAM You are cordially invited to participate in the inaugural CardioStart mission to the Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The Children's Hospital Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante received gold level accreditation by Accreditation Canada International (ACI) on November 20, 2014, after meeting international quality standards of health care. [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Blog1, Ecuador, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Nepal Mission Report June 2016

Report of CardioStart’s 3rd Mission to Kathmandu University / Dhulikhel Hospital Dhulikhel, Nepal June 10-18th, 2016 Mission Snapshot Mission Location: Dhulikhel, Nepal Number of Surgeries: 5 Number of Volunteers: 11 Accomplishments: Returned to support the growing the cardiac surgery program for adults established in November, 2015. Created a step-down unit for post-surgical patients.   Mission Details On June 10th, 2016 a small but driven team of 10 CardioStart International volunteers traveling from Nigeria, Pakistan, Malta, the United Kingdom and the United States came together to assist the people of [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Blog1, Nepal, Past Missions|0 Comments