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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+00:00 August 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 Perfusion.com, that donated perfusion guide manuals to our missions, we are [...]

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

Dolls of Love

We would like to acknowledge and express our deep gratitude to a small group of ladies from the United Methodist church, Lake Oswego, Oregon, who meet each Wednesday and devote their day to making dolls and hearts from linen material donated within their community. Their fabulous work in their free time results in their gifts reaching several parts of the world, and include regular donations to cancer patients and children with long-term disabilities, including the heart patients assisted by CardioStart International on its missions. These wonderful gestures of love [...]

By | 2017-05-28T19:38:25+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Homepage Featured, Recent News|0 Comments

Fourth Annual CardioStart Charity Fundraiser

Fishing Tournament May 12, 2017 Sponsorship Levels: Cardiostart will host its Fourth annual fishing tournament leaving from the Hula Bay Restaurant 5200 W. Tyson Ave. Tampa, FL. Breakfast starts at 7am and the boats depart promptly at 8am. The fishing tournament will give Cardiostart an opportunity to promote humanitarian missions that provide free heart surgery and medical services to children and adults in developing countries. Cardiostart volunteers teach local doctors and nurses advanced cardiac care, improving outcomes and saving lives. Gold Sponsor - $2000 Eight (8) Angle Entries (2 [...]

By | 2017-04-21T00:22:21+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Events, Fundraiser, Recent News|0 Comments

Memories Living On

As we begin a new year, it’s a time to reflect on how the past year has shaped us in our missions. Thanks to the help of our volunteers, throughout 2016 we accomplished 7 missions and over 60 successful surgeries! This year took us back to the Dominican Republic, Nepal, and Ghana to strengthen the programs that we helped to start, as well as to new locations in Brazil and Honduras to start new pediatric heart surgery programs. Though we celebrate entering our 30th year with over 75 medical [...]

By | 2017-02-05T13:47:19+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Recent News|0 Comments

Yves Durandy

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a dear friend. Yves secured his PhD in medicine at the famous Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) in 1979.  Following this he had medical and perfusion-related experience in many prestigious French hospitals. He conducted pioneering technical advances in pediatric cardiac surgery, in cardio-respiratory management and for improved management of several types of complications. His innovative ideas were also pivotal in the development of normo-thermic techniques for complex cardiac procedures. During his career, he was involved in several [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:25+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Recent News|0 Comments

Latest Container Shipment

Great Job Volunteers!! This past season we have managed to send not one, but TWO shipments FULL of medical supplies to be donated abroad! First in August, our amazing team in Tampa, Fl, packaged and sent off a 40 foot container full of lifesaving equipment, a balloon pump and an echo machine to Dhulikhel, Nepal. Then in November our amazing team in Eugene, OR followed with an additional 40 foot container on its way to Lagos, Nigeria! [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:26+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Recent News|0 Comments

Nepal Update

WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND ​Here at CardioStart we not only analyze our performance on our patients but also, what did we leave behind? We bring in medical staff from all over the world as part of our team, and together we aim to leave behind the ability to move forth after we leave, and to teach others how to advance the care they give. And for that, nothing gives us a higher honor than to hear that we not only affected the lives of the patients we were able to see, but also the hospitals and [...]

By | 2015-08-04T21:42:32+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Nepal, News, Recent News|0 Comments

Nepal Disaster

Halifax Health surgeon talks about treating Nepal disaster victims A schoolgirl gives Dr. Farkas bunny ears. CardioStart International provided 13 tents to replace a school destroyed by the earthquakes. By Jim Haug jim.haug@news-jrnl.com Published: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 3:36 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 3:48 p.m. Dr. Emily Farkas, a thoracic surgeon at Halifax Health, has experienced earthquakes in California and has traveled to many developing countries to provide medical treatment. None of that prepared her for a 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Kathmandu [...]

By | 2017-02-01T22:14:40+00:00 June 14th, 2015|Homepage Featured, Nepal, News, Recent News|0 Comments