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September 13, 2019
This video highlights the treatment of patients with rheumatic heart disease in Rwanda, where the disease is prevalent, but there are no cardiac surgeons in the country.
March 1, 2019
Between February 23 and March 1, 2019, a heart surgery team from the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, conducted a medical mission to Kumasi, Ghana, in order to perform adult heart surgery and place pacemakers. Find their daily video blog here.
Global Cardiothoracic Surgery Advances and Challenges in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies
October 29, 2018
Dr. A. Thomas Pezzella considers many of the challenges involved in providing cardiothoracic surgery treatment in developing countries and emerging economies.
November 28, 2017
This video was filmed on a cardiac surgery mission to Enugu Nigeria, led by Emily Farkas and sponsored by CardioStart and the VOOM Foundation.
October 16, 2017
This article gives a brief overview of the evolution of cardiac programs and voluntary cardiac surgery activities in Vietnam.
December 2, 2016
Jeff Jacobs, Vinay Badhwar, Ivan Crosby, and Thomas Daniel share their stories of surgical volunteerism and how they have assisted cardiothoracic surgical programs abroad.
October 20, 2016
In May 2015, a CardioStart International medical team was scheduled to help initiate a cardiac program at Kathmandu University in Nepal, but, in the wake of a devastating earthquake, the team instead assisted with earthquake relief efforts.
October 13, 2016
In an interview with Joel Dunning, Emily Farkas discusses her humanitarian work, including a recent surgical mission to Nepal.
February 26, 2016
A CT surgery trainee recounts his experience conducting congenital cardiac surgery humanitarian work, and considers challenges to becoming involved in surgical volunteerism.
December 17, 2015
Massimo Caputo relates the story of a how charitable project to establish a congenital heart surgery program in Homs, Syria, was destroyed by the civil war in that country.