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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 | 2017-02-07T22:34:29+00:00 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 | 2017-02-01T22:14:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Blog1, Nepal, Past Missions|0 Comments

Yves Durandy

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a dear friend. Yves secured his PhD in medicine at the famous Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) in 1979.  Following this he had medical and perfusion-related experience in many prestigious French hospitals. He conducted pioneering technical advances in pediatric cardiac surgery, in cardio-respiratory management and for improved management of several types of complications. His innovative ideas were also pivotal in the development of normo-thermic techniques for complex cardiac procedures. During his career, he was involved in several [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:25+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Recent News|0 Comments

Latest Container Shipment

Great Job Volunteers!! This past season we have managed to send not one, but TWO shipments FULL of medical supplies to be donated abroad! First in August, our amazing team in Tampa, Fl, packaged and sent off a 40 foot container full of lifesaving equipment, a balloon pump and an echo machine to Dhulikhel, Nepal. Then in November our amazing team in Eugene, OR followed with an additional 40 foot container on its way to Lagos, Nigeria! [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:26+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Recent News|0 Comments

Third Annual Fishing Tournament Update

Third Annual Fishing Tournament Update   Congratulations to first place Master Angler Jason Keshish! The Third Annual CardioStart Hulu Bay Fishing Tournament was a great success; it was a beautiful day on the bay and lots of fun. Thanks again to Hula Bay for hosting us at such a beautiful venue. The event was hosted by Dr. Rolando Rodriguez, who features a weekly sportsmans talk show on Spirit FM 90.5. Dr. Rodriguez is a trustee for CardioStart and volunteers regularly as a Cardiologist on International missions to developing nations providing [...]

By | 2017-02-09T20:53:21+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Events, Fundraiser|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 | 2017-02-01T22:14:26+00:00 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 | 2017-02-01T22:14:27+00:00 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 | 2017-02-01T22:14:27+00:00 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 | 2017-02-01T22:14:27+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:28+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Blog1|0 Comments