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CARDIOSTART INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED

CARDIOSTART INTERNATIONAL INCORPORA...
CROWDRISE : Jun 11, 2014
Tax ID: 59-3679703
BASED: Tampa, FL, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.cardiostart.org

CardioStart Mission

CardioStart’s humanitarian missions 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. - See more at: http://cardiostart.org

Since 1987, with its league of dedicated volunteers, CardioStart International has strived to play a role in the ever-advancing need to fight the world’s #1 killer– cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Most recent data shows that 17.3 million people died of CVD in 2008. Eighty percent of those were from poor and middle-income countries.

Despite medical advances and significant declines in cardiovascular deaths, a considerable gap in access to cardiovascular healthcare between developed and undeveloped countries continues to widen. Although a large proportion of CVDs is preventable, deaths continue to rise mainly because preventive measures are inadequate.

In light of these alarming statistics, CardioStart and its worldwide volunteers conduct two-week missions in such countries as Peru, Haiti, Uganda and Vietnam. To date, CardioStart has completed 55 comprehensive missions in 27 countries. As part of each surgical mission, the medical team of 30-40 volunteers collaborates with the local hospital’s staff to perform advanced cardiac surgery, pacemaker implantations, teach cardiac surgical techniques, ICU procedures and other patient care.

CardioStart’s intent is to teach the local doctors and nurses advanced cardiac care, elevating surgical outcomes and overall patient care long after CardioStart volunteers depart the country.

- See more at: http://cardiostart.org/cardiostarts-history/#sthash.tJkZIHqV.dpuf

Tax ID: 59-3679703 • www.cardiostart.org

Fundraisers

EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID FOR NEPAL

EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID FOR NE…

Amount Raised:

$19,495

 

97% Raised of $20,000 Goal

CardioStart International

CardioStart International

Amount Raised:

$1,600

 

80% Raised of $2,000 Goal