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Cardiostart International Incorporated

Rating: 4.95 stars   21 reviews 1,737

Nonprofit Issues:

Health, International, Philanthropy

Address:

6110 Hartford Street Tampa FL 33619 USA

Mission:

Using a global network of volunteer effort, and the collective skills of experts in healthcare, CardioStart International provides free heart surgery and associated medical care to children and adults living in underserved regions of the world, irrespective of political position or religious creed.

Results:

Over 550 successful heart surgeries in developing countries

Target demographics:

children and young adults

Programs:

Heart surgeries in developing countries Orphanage assistance in developing countries Sanitation projects in other countries Training doctors and nurses in heart surgery care and aftercare and techniques

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www.cardiostart.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved in pro-bono work since 2011 with the Dominican Heart Foundation (HCD) and other internationals nonprofit organization, being one of them Cardiostart International (CSI). For me was a pleasure work with CSI, as a doctor I just can say "It's a privilege to work with an outstanding team like them, a respectful and delivered team that really enjoy and love the medicine helping and respecting the unprivileged patients". I just hope to see more entities like CSI interested and working with quality & dedication for undeveloped countries.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Our organization, HSCV, has worked with Cardiostart for a number of mission in Hanoi Vietnam. Thanks to their support many of our children received life saving operations. We are proud to be on of their partners! They are a great team!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I know Cardiostart very closely, my husband is one the many volunteers who travels to underserved countries to help those in need. I know how passionate they are and all the effort, care and love they give to each of the patients that they have the chance to treat.
Very proud of them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been on two missions with Cardiostart. They both changed my life in the most positive ways. the teams and the leaders were amazing and the work that was done was the best!
I cannot wait until my schedule allows me to return on another mission.

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Rating: 5 stars  

CardioStart is not affiliated with any religious or government organizations and insists that all clients are never charged for their services. The primary goal is sustainable education and training in order to expand cardiovascular services to areas of the world where that care is minimal or non-existent. All volunteers cover the majority of their expenses and give their time and expertise willingly. The amount of donated equipment and supplies is remarkable and invaluable to the recipient facilities. CardioStart works hard to lessen the inequities in the world in terms of cardiac care. It is a very worthy organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been on two missions with Cardiostart. One mission to Brazil and one to the Dominican Republic. On both of the missions the volunteers were professional and determined to provide the best and most loving care for the local patients and staff. The missions went a bit longer than expected and everyone jumped in to help without a complaint. I would not hesitate to work with Cardiostart anywhere in the world.

Keith Leviit, MD
Cardiac Anesthesiologist.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Truly selfless organization. A great one to be a part of!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a professional in the health field, I completely support all non-profit organizations that benefit other's overall health status. Cardiostart is a wonderful non-profit organization that is helping both kids and adults with the most important thing in health care- cardiac health. All of their employees and volunteers are well educated and have a big heart. They handle everything with true professionalism while still showing empathy. I highly encourage everyone to take a chance and volunteer or donate to this humanitarian effort!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing professionals with great expertise and volumes of knowledge. It was my great fortune to have had the opportunity to work along side of so many empathetic, kind, loving selfless individuals on a mission to Peru with this amazing organization! Well organized with great ability to think outside the box. Touching lives around the world knowing that everyone on this planet is worth the effort and care. Cardiostart follows thru.

Leonora Gerspach-Siegel RN CNOR

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I have done two missions with Cardiostart. One to Brazil that changed two weeks before the mission and ended up providing advanced education to cardiac surgery service in the poorest state on that country while helping the local staff perform 28 surgeries in two weeks. It was incredible to learn and teach at the same time. The second was our recent trip to Nepal which occurred right after the earthquake. Again to an underserved area where we did whatever was needed by the local hospital to help provide relief including the purchase and installation of tents for a remote village that had been destroyed. I hope to do many more missions with them as the whole focus is empowering and educating the local teams so that they can provide high quality cardiac surgery and care.

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