Brigid Scanlan Eiynck died recently, and up until her death, was a senior Vice President for the prestigious company Scanlan International, considered to be the finest surgery instrument maker in the world.
Mission to develop adult and adult congenital heart surgery in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 5th - 19th January, 2019 We have pleasure in announcing the first historic mission to JKCI (The Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute), Dar es Salaam. Volunteers will be enlisted from previous waiting-list files, and on a first come, first served basis. You are encouraged to apply; if there is insufficient room on one particular mission, your name will be held forward for the next available mission. The Republic of Tanzania was formed as a sovereign state [...]
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.
OUTREACH AND CARDIOLOGY MISSION INVITATION: SHAHID DHARMA BHAKTA TRANSPLANT CENTER (SDH) BHAKTAPUR, NEPAL: November 27 – December 4, 2018 You are cordially invited to participate in CardioStarts’ 2018 Mission to Nepal at the Human Organ Transplant Center (HOTC) in the historic city of Bhaktapur. After performing the first adult heart surgery case in 2016, we will return to advance the cardiovascular program and perform rheumatic disease screening & education in satellite villages of the Kathmandu valley. HOTC already performs other solid organ transplants and envisions the addition of heart transplants in [...]
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.
We invite volunteers experienced in Adult Cardiac Surgery and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care to participate in this integral program-building effort at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. With nearly 200 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, and Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria. Including its surrounding metropolitan area, Lagos has the largest population of any city on the entire African continent with 21 million people. Yet nowhere in the country (or neighboring countries) is an established cardiac surgical program available. The [...]
The International Management Committee representing CardioStart is pleased to announce a return mission to The Clinica Corazones Unido Hospital in Santo Domingo. This one week mission will focus on managing pediatric cardiac presentations.
CardioStart is excited to announce a medical outreach mission in a community health organization at the mouth of the Amazon River. Experienced healthcare providers are invited to participate, as well as students interested in volunteering in this underserved community.
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.
Despite having the largest population in Africa, the country of Nigeria has no established cardiac surgical programs. An estimated 95% of all Nigerians live without essential medical services. In light of this urgent need, CardioStart has decided to expand cardiovascular surgery programs in this country by organizing this mission to Lagos in June