CardioStart International

CardioStart International was established 31 years ago in 1987. Their volunteers provide cardiac surgeries in underserved countries while engaging in advanced surgery training with local healthcare providers. After having open-heart surgery, the patients are often very uncomfortable when they need to cough or perform deep breathing exercises, which is an important part of their healing process. Having a small pillow to hold close to their chest while doing these breathing exercises makes the patients more comfortable.

We have a volunteer who makes pillows embroidered with our logo on them.

Margaret Child shared “Our organization’s motto is “Healthy Hearts for Everyone” and we are driven by the belief that other countries deserve the same healthcare we are so lucky to receive in the US. So many people around the world do not have access to essential heart surgeries and this is something we aim to change.


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