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What is what Perfusion

Do you know what Perfusion is? Many have never heard the term, yet this role is such vital one in the realm of heart surgery. Without the proper management of the heart, lungs, and blood, the life of a person’s body could not be sustained! Though the surgeon performs the lifesaving surgery, the Perfusionist’s role is vital to sustaining the brain and other organs while the heart repair is being carried out. Thanks to the generous donation from Perfusion.com, that donated perfusion guide manuals to our missions, we are [...]

By | 2017-06-17T21:41:57+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Recent News|0 Comments

Dolls of Love

We would like to acknowledge and express our deep gratitude to a small group of ladies from the United Methodist church, Lake Oswego, Oregon, who meet each Wednesday and devote their day to making dolls and hearts from linen material donated within their community. Their fabulous work in their free time results in their gifts reaching several parts of the world, and include regular donations to cancer patients and children with long-term disabilities, including the heart patients assisted by CardioStart International on its missions. These wonderful gestures of love [...]

By | 2017-05-28T19:38:25+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Homepage Featured, Recent News|0 Comments

Brazil July 2017 Mission Invitation

Mission to Macapa, Brazil Program development in pediatric and adult cardiology and surgery July 30 - August 11, 2017 Mission location Macapá is the capital city of Amapá, a north Brazilian State. Because of the isolated location, in the middle of the rain forest, the only way to reach the capital is by plane or boat. This region is well known for its access to the Amazon forest. The state of Amapá has the biggest area of intact rain forest in Brazil; it is crossed by the Equator [...]

By | 2017-05-28T19:38:38+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Blog1, Brazil, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Honduras 2017 Mission Report

SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS MISSION  REPORT November 25th March - April 8, 2017 Following the previous invitation and support of this Cleveland and Honduras-based charity, Helping Hands Honduras (HHH), CardioStart undertook the second pediatric heart surgery development program at Hospital Mario C. Rivas in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in March 2017. Children and Young Adults in Need The need is great and there remains a large number of impoverished children and young adults on a waiting list in need of surgical heart care in Honduras. Without [...]

By | 2017-05-31T22:16:12+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Blog1, Honduras, Past Missions|0 Comments

Dominican Republic Pediatric Mission Report – December 2016

PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY MISSION REPORT SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. December 4th – 11th, 2016 The Dominican Republic (DR) is founded on the island of Hispaniola and shares the island with the nation of Haiti.  By area and population, it is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), supporting 10 million people. The DR has the ninth largest economy in Latin America and the second largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. Despite lucrative economic growth, delivery of cardiac services, [...]

By | 2017-03-22T07:56:29+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Blog1, Dominican Republic, Past Missions|0 Comments

Nepal June 2017 Mission Invitation

DHULIKHEL HOSPITAL/KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, NEPAL and HUMAN ORGAN TRANSPLANT CENTER, BHAKTAPUR, NEPAL You are cordially invited to participate in the 2017 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 5th time to continue building on this program development. After performing the [...]

By | 2017-03-12T09:37:28+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Nepal, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

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 | 2017-02-21T00:18:33+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Blog1|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 | 2017-02-07T23:20:57+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Blog1, Peru, Upcoming Missions|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 | 2017-04-21T00:22:21+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Events, Fundraiser, Recent News|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 | 2017-02-07T22:30:27+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Blog1, Myanmar, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments