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Anniversary Celebration in Brazil

Thank You for an Amazing Anniversary Celebration in Brazil!     Thank you to all those who supported our most recent dinner fundraiser July 4th in Sorocaba - São Paulo, Brazil at the Tradição Urbana restaurant. With a crowd of nearly 100 people, we are so grateful for the all support our Brazilian friends and family have shown. This beautiful event was put on to help fund our humanitarian missions for 2017. We are having such a busy year, with more missions than ever before and fundraisers like [...]

By | 2017-08-10T19:41:29+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Events, Recent News|0 Comments

Honduras November 2017 Mission Invitation

Mission to San Pedro Sula, Honduras Pediatric and young adult cases November 11-18, 2017   Pediatric healthcare professionals are warmly invited to take part in this ongoing program-building venture for CardioStart.  This is CardioStarts’ third 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 local children receive heart surgery and care. In Honduras, cardiac surgical medical care [...]

By | 2017-08-06T10:16:14+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Blog1, Honduras, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Pediatric Mission to Dominican Republic November 2017

PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY MISSION SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC November 4-11, 2017 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 the [...]

By | 2017-08-06T20:15:23+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Blog1, Dominican Republic, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

Nigeria September 2017 Mission Invitation

CardioStart announces its 2nd mission to Enugu, Nigeria September 3-13, 2017   We invite volunteers experienced in Adult cardiac surgery and intensive care to participate in this important and exciting program-building effort at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria.  The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states. Its capital is Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in [...]

By | 2017-07-02T22:24:45+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Blog1, Nigeria, Upcoming Missions|0 Comments

What is 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 | 2017-07-25T21:07:13+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