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In Loving Memory of CardioStart Nurse Volunteer Mike Fullerton, RN, CCRN

Mike Fullerton passed peacefully this week, after suffering from terminal cancer. He was one of the finest nurses to volunteer with CardioStart International.

By |2022-07-24T17:47:25-04:00July 24th, 2022|News, Recent News|0 Comments

CardioStart Thrift Store

The CardioStart Thrift Store is located in downtown Sisters Oregon, a beautiful, upscale cowboy town that lies between three imposing Sister mountains that are part of the gorgeous Oregon Cascades. Nearby Mount Bachelor is the summer ski training mountain for the US Ski team.

By |2021-12-18T17:19:37-05:00December 18th, 2021|Blog1, Fundraiser, Recent News|0 Comments

Mission Report – Pediatric Heart Surgery Mission in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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 hospital Administration, arranged by the Fundacion El Cielo Para Los Ninos del Ecuador.

By |2021-01-31T20:00:55-05:00May 10th, 2019|Ecuador, Past Missions, Recent News|0 Comments

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

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.

Anniversary Celebration in Brazil

Thank You for an Amazing Anniversary Celebration in Brazil!     Thank you to all those who supported our most recent dinner fundraiser July 4th in Sorocaba - São Paulo, Brazil at the Tradição Urbana restaurant. With a crowd of nearly 100 people, we are so grateful for the all support our Brazilian friends and family have shown. This beautiful event was put on to help fund our humanitarian missions for 2017. We are having such a busy year, with more missions than ever before and fundraisers like [...]

By |2017-08-10T19:41:29-04:00August 10th, 2017|Events, Recent News|0 Comments

What is Perfusion

Do you know what Perfusion is? Many have never heard the term, yet this role is such vital one in the realm of heart surgery. Without the proper management of the heart, lungs, and blood, the life of a person’s body could not be sustained! Though the surgeon performs the lifesaving surgery, the Perfusionist’s role is vital to sustaining the brain and other organs while the heart repair is being carried out. Thanks to the generous donation from, that donated perfusion guide manuals to our missions, we are [...]

By |2017-07-25T21:07:13-04:00June 17th, 2017|Recent News|0 Comments

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