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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

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 |2017-05-28T19:38:25-04:00May 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 |2017-04-21T00:22:21-04:00February 6th, 2017|Events, Fundraiser, Recent News|0 Comments

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