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Nepal Mission 2015 Update!

On April 25, 2015 a massive earthquake, registering at 7.8, struck Nepal outside of Kathamandu, with aftershocks rippling as far as to Pakistan and Bangladesh. This powerful earthquake demolished a great deal of the country and many people are in dire need. As CardioStart International was already scheduled to be there on a mission, we will continue our humanitarian efforts, and provide heart related medical care as well as emergency medical relief for the affected people. Due to the situation, many aspects of the mission have now changed. […]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:41-05:00May 9th, 2015|Blog1, Nepal, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Dominican Republic 2015

Adult Cardiac & Congenital Heart Surgery Mission Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   August 9-16, 2015 The International Management Committee representing CardioStart is pleased to announce the mission to Clinica Corazones Unidos Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.   The 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 |2017-02-01T22:14:41-05:00March 5th, 2015|Dominican Republic, Homepage Featured, News|0 Comments

2nd Annual Fishing Tournament

Second Annual CardioStart Fishing Tournament April 17, 2015 CardioStart will host its second annual fishing tournament leaving from the Hula Bay Restaurant, 5200 West Tyson Avenue, Tampa, Florida. The tournament will be led by local expert and TV personality Captain Sergio Atanes. The fishing tournament will CardioStart an opportunity to  promote humanitarian missions, provide free heart surgery and medical service to children and adults in developing countries. CardioStart volunteers teach local doctors and nurses advanced cardiac care, improving outcomes and saving lives. […]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:42-05:00February 24th, 2015|Blog1, Homepage Featured, News, Recent News|0 Comments

A Veteran’s Story

Take a look at this brief video which highlights the wonderful work done in CardioStart’s support by two Vietnam Veteran volunteers during our 2009 mission to Ha Noi, Vietnam. Our team went to assist the Viet Duc Hospital development program and we performed the first homograft (human tissue) replacement in Vietnam's history. Our two Vets discovered there was also a connection between themselves and the father of the boy. Despite all the pain of the war many years previously, this operation in 2009 provided healing and closure for both the [...]

Tribute to Riya

Ms. Ulrika Dandekar 1993 – 2014 Please join us in celebrating the life of Ulrika (Riya) Dandekar, who participated in Outreach and database collation on the inaugural 2009 mission to Kumasi, Ghana building a permanent heart surgery programme.  She joined the historic mission from the UK with her father, Dr. Uday Dandekar, who was Medical Director of CardioStart’s UK chapter. At the Komfe Anokye Teaching Hospital, in Kumasi, a national centre, she was very actively involved in the clinical management during the two-week mission and counseled the patients undergoing congenital [...]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:43-05:00January 5th, 2015|News, Recent News, Volunteer Profiles|0 Comments

Enugu Nigeria Invite

CardioStart announces inaugural mission to Enugu, Nigeria April 12-25, 2015 We have moved our mission Date for Nigeria to AUGUST 15-29, 2015   We invite volunteers experienced in pediatric cardiac surgery and pediatric intensive care to participate in this important and exciting program building effort at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria. The Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states. Its capital is Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, [...]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:43-05:00December 20th, 2014|Homepage Featured, News, Nigeria|0 Comments

Yangon, Myanmar Invite

An invitation to participate... Pediatric and Adult Complex Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery to Yangon, MYANMAR at the PinLon Hospital, Yangon. March 8-22, 2015     CardioStart announces its first mission to Yangon, Myanmar, during March 2015. The mission will focus on adult and pediatric surgery at PinLon Hospital, with a pediatric evaluation of Yankin Children’s Hospital. Myanmar, which has a population of 55 million, was under military rule and essentially closed to outside influence until 2011 when President Thein Sein was elected and major changes toward democracy were instituted. Since [...]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:52-05:00October 13th, 2014|Homepage Featured, Myanmar, News|0 Comments

Tampa Fishing Fundraiser

First Annual Fishing Tournament Hosted by Dr. Rolando and Lisa Rodriguez Announcing the First Annual Fishing Tournament hosted by Dr. Rolando and Lisa Rodriguez at Hula Bay Club, Tampa. This Fundraiser brought in over 9 thousand dollars and a fantastic competition on the water! Dr. Rodriguez is on the CardioStart Board […]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:53-05:00June 8th, 2014|Blog1, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Bangalore India Invite

An invitation to participate… Advanced Pediatric and Adult Complex Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at the SSSHIMS Free Hospital, Bangalore, India. December 14th-23rd, 2014 CardioStart announces its first mission to The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, (SSSIHMS) at Prasanthigram, Bangalore, India. India is a mosaic of contrasting wealth, with more billionaires than most advanced nations but with statistically confirmed evidence of massive social and health deprivation in which large sections of the population have a grossly inadequate level of healthcare. Throughout the population costs of consultation, treatment, surgical [...]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:54-05:00May 7th, 2014|Homepage Featured, India, News|0 Comments

Brazil Mission Update

August 31 ‐ September 14th, 2014     There has been a complication and development over the Brazilian-bound container, which arrived in Port over a week ago. Brazilian trade regulations have determined that even though our shipment is a donation, it will be subject to lengthy paperwork issues involving US original company sources, and substantially greater expense. The recommendation by our hosts is that with their help, we donate that container to another country. Professor Nina, of the Sao Luis cardiovascular center has been working extremely hard to make this [...]

By |2017-02-01T22:14:54-05:00April 27th, 2014|Brazil, Homepage Featured, News|0 Comments

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