​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 staff. We are excited to release to you the following update from Nepal.

From Robin at Dhulikhel Hospital:

I would like to share information that yesterday we along with team from National Heart Center, Kathmandu performed aortic valve replacement of 19 years male suffering from Severe Aortic regurgitation due to rheumatic heart disease. The operation went fine and the patient is recovering well.

We have also now prepared separate Cardiac Intensive Care Unit with plans of keeping cardiac surgery patients and have plans to make in three bedded. We are utilizing drugs, consumables, instruments, equipments that have been given by Cardiostart international. We used the bypass machine donated by Cardiostart international for the case.

We are very happy for the initiation of cardiac surgery program at Dhulikhel hospital by Cardiostart International and hope to continue cardiac surgery activities as regular activities in Dhulikhel Hospital. We hope for continuous support, wishes from team.

All aspects of surgery including scrub team, perfusion team, anesthesia team, ICU team, theater team, surgical team would like to extend heartful thanks to Dr. Aubyn, Dr. Vinicius, Dr. Biraj and all the team members from Cardiostart International for the extreme support for cardiac surgical program at Dhulikhel Hospital.


Dr. Robin Karmacharya, MD Surgeon
Dhulikhel Hospital