Dr. Clauden Louis was nominated to the TSRA-STS Global Fellowship Award. Congratulations Dr. Louis!
A resident of Brookings, Oregon, USA, she spent her retirement, knitting – not sweaters, scarves for herself or her family, but for children around the world.
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.
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.
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.
ADULT CARDIAC & CONGENITAL HEART SURGERY MISSION SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC April 29 – May 5, 2018 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. […]
HUMAN ORGAN TRANSPLANT CENTER, BHAKTAPUR, NEPAL April 6-14, 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 the future once the cardiovascular program [...]
Adult Complex Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Kan Thar Yar Hospital Yangon, MYANMAR MARCH 18-27, 2018 CardioStart announces a return mission to Yangon, Myanmar, during May 2018. The mission will use a select team of limited size. It will focus on the development of quality care practices at the inauguration of the interventional cardiology and the adult cardiac surgery programs at the new Kan Thar Yar Cardiac Hospital. This unique opportunity, to assist in the birth of a new hospital and new hospital staff, will give this small CardioStart team [...]
ECUADOR MISSION INVITATION Guayaquil, Ecuador Mission Invitation March 18-29, 2018 Gateway to the Galapagos Islands. Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR PEDIATRIC TEAM Those specializing in Pediatric heart care are cordially invited to participate in this 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 [...]
MISSION REPORT May 28-June 10, 2017 PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante, Guayaquil, Ecuador A CardioStart mission team made an inaugural visit to the Hospital del Nino Dr. Francisco de Icaza Bustamante in Guayaquil, Ecuador on invitation by the hospital and the Fundacion El Cielo Para Los Ninos de 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 health care standards of quality. This is the first [...]