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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Biomedicine & Bioengineering, Health, Heart & Circulatory System Diseases & Disorders, International, International Relief, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

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

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's a privilege to give. It's a choice give. Give, without causes and reasons. When one’s heart dares to listen, to see, many things are possible. So, it began with this one surgeon and his heart. It’s the power of one then of multitude. Together, a catalyst of change is manifested in a collective, tangential existence. And thus, what is not to be inspired? Give. Be. One, CardioStart!

Miguel R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Rosana C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Jessica230

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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