Humanitarian missions ensuring better access to heart care for all


    Without help, children with congenital heart defects face a life-long risk of health problems or death


    Diagnosing early and providing much needed treatment before it’s too late


    Our volunteers of nurses, doctors and other medical staff unite from all over the world to provide care


    CardioStart teams work side by side with local staff to ensure continuity of care


Our Mission is to educate and assist local medical teams in providing heart surgery and cardiac services to adults and children in underserved regions of the world.

Our Vision is a world where access to cardiac care can be realized by everyone.

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Recent News

Report on Cardiac Mission to Santo Domingo, DR: April 29 – May 6

By |May 26th, 2018|

This mission was CardioStart’s 5th adult cardiac surgery mission to Clinica Corozonas Unidos, in Santo Domingo. HeartCare Dominicana, Inc. facilitated the team’ presence during the week and arranged for patients to be seen for this humanitarian surgical program. Several complex valve repairs/replacements were performed with intensive involvement with the local team. Unique to this hospital, two Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass cases were done. One Atrial Septal Defect repair was carried out using an Amplatz device. All cases were successful.

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Mission Report: Nepal, April 2018

By |August 20th, 2018|

In April 2018, CardioStart International returned for a sixth time to the country of Nepal and for a third time to the Human Organ Transplant Center (HOTC) in the historical city of Bhaktapur. CardioStart volunteers were organized into 2 teams: a surgery team that stayed in Bhaktapur to perform cardiovascular surgeries and a medical outreach team that ventured out into underserved rural areas to provide heart screenings with a focus on rheumatic heart disease (RHD) education.

Guayaquil, Ecuador Mission Report: March 17-29th, 2018

By |August 20th, 2018|

On this occasion, CardioStart’s International mission team made a return visit to the Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante in Guayaquil, Ecuador on invitation by the Fundacion El Cielo Para Los Ninos del Ecuador. This was designated as a two-week mission, but administrative hold-ups with documentation and Ministry approval it was only able for the patients to be assessed during the second week. Accordingly, only a few cases could be undertaken. Three of the cases were emergency presentations and it was felt by both teams that these patients would shortly die without an attempt to resolve their presentation surgically.

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