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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

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 | 2017-02-05T13:47:19+00:00 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 | 2017-02-05T12:21:07+00:00 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 | 2017-02-07T22:33:53+00:00 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 | 2017-02-07T22:34:10+00:00 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 | 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