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Succesful mission to Botswana

24. 06. 2019

The mission to Botswana is over, within five days our doctors have echocardiographically examined almost 700 people, including 340 children. The entire mission was organized in collaboration with local doctors from the capital, Gaborone, and was the first ever screening of rheumatic heart disease in this country. We found a total of seven pathological findings. All of them were then taken care of, whether in the form of scheduled clinical check-ups, or in two cases the timing of early operations. None of the screened people had been aware of their illness before. Thank you all for your support!

Botswana begins

12. 06. 2019

Today it is warmer in the Czech Republic than in Africa  more accurately in Botswana, where it is 25 degrees. Ideal for acclimatization of the Czech medical team that has just arrived. The mission plan is simple - to examine 600 people in Maun, north of the country, of which over three hundred will be children from local schools. Czech mission to this magical African country can begin.

Clinical Internship in London

04. 06. 2019

Of the five registered candidates for the summer clinical internship in St. Thomas' Hospital in London (Department of Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure) was chosen by the Board of Trustees of the Czech Heart Foundation / Czech Heart Foundation MUDr. Tereza Havlenová from IKEM. This young doctor is dedicated to researching heart failure, including her Ph.D. studies, so we believe that the newly-accumulated experience from the foreign internship can be the most profitable in the future. Congratulations!

Botswana calling

01. 06. 2019

On June 10, a 4-member team of Czech cardiologists will go on another investigation mission to Africa. They carry two portable echocardiographic devices with them and, during their holiday, will investigate the local population in northern Botswana. If they find any cardiac pathology, as always, the Czech Heart Foundation / Czech Heart Foundation will offer financial assistance in the subsequent operation ❤️❤️❤️ Ewa Polak (Polaková) and Robert Roland from the Motol University Hospital, Lucie Pudilová from Kyjov and Michal Hospital Pazdernik from IKEM Prague.

Internship in London

15. 05. 2019

We have great news. From July 15 to August 15, 2019, a young Czech cardiologist will be able to take part in a monthly clinical internship at a top English cardiology clinic, in St Thomas' Hospital, in the very heart of London. The guarantor of the program is MUDr. Anna Chaloupka, PhD. The selected young doctor will be supported by the Czech Heart Foundation (Czech Heart Foundation) with a travel grant of CZK 30,000.

2nd Year of Charity run Probehni.se

13. 04. 2019

Proběhni.se 2019 is over. A total number of 958 runners, 444 482 CZK raised for charity purposes, and more than 150 participants screened for cardiovasular diseases. I am blessed to have such friends and colleagues, who took part in this event, and made it happen. Thank you and see you in IKEM next year.

Mission to Botswana

10. 03. 2019

We are very happy, because we have now confirmed the location of our next screening mission. We are excited because we are returning to our beloved Africa! In June, this year, we will come to the poor, but beautiful country of Botswana ❤️ We are even more delighted, because we will participate in the very first comprehensive cardiac screening in this country.

Czech Heart in the field

28. 02. 2019

We want as many people in our country to be able to react when someone around them loses consciousness as a result of cardiac arrest. Therefore, we have prepared this manual of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), through which we will directly educate the Czech population in the field. Every human life counts.

Another life is saved

19. 02. 2019

Yes, another proof that our missions are of crucial importance! Already second young person will have the opportunity to live a normal life. Just two weeks after the detection of significant post rheumatic stenosis of the mitral valve, the 30-year-old Tanahi Nepal, underwent the balloon valvuloplasty of this valve in the city of Bharatpur.

Nepal in numbers

14. 02. 2019

The mission to Nepal is over. In total, we examined over 1,200 people, of which more than half of the children. We have detected 14 heart defects that we will continue to follow. We are ready to financially support the treatment of all children and the costs of transport to performance and medication. And already during the mission we have ensured the operation of small Sunity ❤️ Enjoying solid health. None of this would be possible without your support. Thank you for that.

Many thanks

13. 02. 2019

We would like to thank this incredible man without whom no mission to Nepal has ever happened - Kaushal Tiwari! A genius of managing anything you can imagine with the soul of a child who does not spoil any fun, and he want the same thing as us. Helping those who really needs it. Thank you for everything, my friend, and we look forward to next meeting.

Last day

03. 02. 2019

Mulabari, Tanahu. The people who have arrived for the examination are very much here - perhaps even 500, but mainly children will get the echo. There are two cases - atrial septal defects. And at the end of the day a significant mitral stenosis in a young woman. Boys named Bishar and Sajid, girl Kalpa Nepali. Even with your help, we will save their hearts.

Three cases in one day

01. 02. 2019

Sanu, Amit and Ismita. Two septum ventricular defects (congenital defects of the intervertebral bulkhead). And one significant deficiency of the mitral valve as a consequence of the rheumatic heart disease. All children were limited by dyspnoea and increased fatigue. They even were not able to play with other children. After a large number of normal examinations, we found three serious heart problems in a while. These defects would gradually lead to heart failure and death if they were not diagnosed early. And thanks to your support, we can save those three children. We will pay the treatment and the transfer for further examination and if there is a need for an operation also cost for operation. Three kids in one day!

Operation of Sunita

31. 01. 2019

Today we are happy and we are celebrating. Thirteen-year-old Sunita, who was investigating the first day of our Nepalese mission in the village Jugedi, went for PTMC. Everything was done without complications. Immediately a positive result was apparent, and little Sunita smiled. We wish her a healthy life!

We saved life in Madi

30. 01. 2019

Today, we have detected a heart problem in one of the men. He is 50 years old, named Maila. He has to go through the surgery. But he doesn't want to. This is common in such backward areas. The fear of the doctor and the surgery is enormous. We must call his family and try to persuade them. We can not force anyone to do surgery, but in this case there is an argument that if the surgery does not work, he can die soon. After surgery, he will feel the difference immediately. Fatigue and shortness of breath will disappear. We aim to help children, but in this case we can not close our eyes. We shall save Maila life and he will be able to live well and with a healthy heart. 

First case in Nepal

28. 01. 2019

On the first day of our mission, Czech physicians uncovered a heart defect. The girl is called Sunita and she is only 13 years old. Echocardiographically significant mitral valve retention was diagnosed. This disease leads to a slow and insufficient flow between the left atrium and the left ventricle and is most often caused by rheumatic heart disease, which is caused by insufficiently healed angina. Therefore, the girl will be referred to the balloon valvuloplasty of the mitral valve - operation during which the valve will be extend catheterizally through the groin. A non-invasive procedure will be performed by co-operating physicians from Nepal at the Bharatpur hospital.

Internship for Nurses

14. 01. 2019

Education in the field of cardiovascular diseases not only to doctors but also to nurses. The medical council of our foundation (Prof. Kautzner, Prof. Táborský, Dr. Gebauer and Dr. Pazderník) chose Nikol Bandíková (Na Homolce Hospital in Prague) and Marik Janíčková (FN U Svaté Anny in Brno). In March of this year he will take part in a 14-day clinical internship in London. Congratulations.

Internship in Leipzig

10. 01. 2019

Thanks to the Czech Heart Foundation, MUDr. Mgr. Tereza Schimerová from IKEM can travel to clinic in German Leipzig. For a month internship. Congratulations :)

Operation of little Fatima

16. 11. 2018

As part of a mission in Sudan, the Czech Heart Foundation financially supported the operation of the six-month Fatima. Our doctors Michal Pazdernik and Radoslav Maxian will be present at the operation. The whole performance costs two thousand dollars. Parents of a little girl would not be able to afford the surgery. Today we met a small one and gave her a gift from our fans from the Czech Republic - a giant plush toy which can give her courage. The operation of the 6-month Fatima was successful without complications. Little girl was brave and we are glad we could help her to keep her childhood from being affected by a heart defect. We wish her a strong health!

An orphanage in Sudan

15. 11. 2018

We were in an orphanage. Together, there are 100 children in 15 houses. Each guardian takes care of 7 to 8 children - from 3 to 13 years of age. The boys and girls got plush and we also examined them. As you can see, the cardiology itself does not hurt. The main thing, however, is that it is extremely important for the early detection of some heart defects. Sooner the defect is discovered, the greater the chances of eliminating it and the cure of the child.

Examination of Sudanese pupils

14. 11. 2018

The doctors of the Czech Heart Foundation Michal Pazdernik from IKEM in Prague and Radoslav Maxian from VÚSCH in Košice visited a primary school near Khartoum. The aim is to examine the local pupils free of charge. Nearly one hundred children who would not normally be able to undergo such an examination. But the our program will allow them. Great!

Internship for students from Sudan

16. 08. 2018

Nihad Mamo and Hanaa Mamoun Osman have arrived to the Czech Republic. They have started their one month internship at IKEM today, first week will be devoted to cardiology with their mentor dr. Michal Pazdernik. Welcome Nihad and Hana

Internship for students from Ethiopia

01. 08. 2018

Teshome Alene and Su'ad Mohammed have started their third week of internship in Fakultní nemocnice Hradec Králové. After attaching to Department of Surgery and Department of Gynecology, this week they are obtaining clinical experience at Radiology and Nuclear medicine. Good luck and enjoy your stay here Teshome and Suad

Pomoc v Nepálu

10. 07. 2018

GREAT NEWS !!!! Thanks to Cardion company (http://www.cardion.cz/) and our friend dr. Kaushal Tiwari, our young patient has been successfully operated two days ago. Thanks to great co-operation, we have saved one young human life. See the story bellow. Every single human life counts

Our patients is a 21-year old boy from very remote area of Nepal called Bajhang. He is studying in the city of Bharatpur (place where dr. Kaushal Tiwari works). Recently, he has started to have shortness of breath during his regular activities. Severe combined postrheumatic mitral valve affection was diagnosed. This young gentleman comes from a very poor family. His father is a farmer and he has another 3 siblings. They could not afford the cost of the treatment. Due to the support from the Nadační fond České srdce / Czech Heart Foundation, Cardion company, Government of Nepal Fund for Poor Patients and support from the National Heart And Lung Society, his surgery was done and he didn't have to pay the cost of the treatment.

Mission to JAR

29. 05. 2018

We have just paid 53,549 Czech crowns for our doctors' flights to South Africa (Mpumalanga area), where they will take part in an echocardiographic screening mission from 13 to 28 July 2018. Tereza Mikusova, Maria Holicka and Jan Naar will create the Czech branch of an international team that will be led by dr. Julia Grapsa, whose main aim will be to find hidden heart defects in poor children. Early detection of heart disease increases the likelihood of successful treatment and we see great sense in it, therefore we have decided to financially support this mission.

Success of the first year of Probehni.se

24. 04. 2018

904 + 200 + 450 200 = SUCCESS

904 runners, screened for cardiovascular risk more than 200 people and raised 450 200 CZK for medical programs of Nadační fond České srdce / Czech Heart Foundation. Fantastic succes Proběhni.se. Many thanks for all support

Abbas Abdurahem

15. 02. 2018

We are very pleased that thanks to our help, we have managed to perform catheter surgery to the tenth child with congenital heart disease (persistent ductus arteriosus) in Sudan's Khartoum! This was the 19-month-old baby Abbas Abdurah, who had recurrent respiratory infections as the onset manifestation of heart failure. The catheterization set, which cost about 800 US dollars, could never be afforded by a poor family from rural area of Sudan. This has sense

Internship in Leipzig

07. 02. 2018

Historically, the first young cardiologist who will have the chance to move forward in his career is Tereza Nedvědová, MD. The Evaluation Committee composed of prof. Táborský, prof. Kautzner and dr. Gebauer selected her from the three other candidates. In June 2018, she will take part in a monthly clinical internship at one of Europe's best cardiac centers - at Herzzentrum Leipzig. Congratulations!

New students will arrive on internship

24. 01. 2018

We are delighted that we will enable another two talented Sudanese medical students to fulfill their dreams. Mohammed Alzber and Muhsin Agabna belong among the best students of the Medical Faculty in Khartoum and have been selected in a two-round application process for a one-month internship at IKEM Prague, which will be held in March this year. Congratulations to both boys.

prOBĚHni.se

08. 01. 2018

Running race Proběhni.se 2018 is definitely the greatest event in the history of our foundation, we expect up to 1000 runners ! The participants can enjoy not only sport activities but also educational programs aimed at the prevention of heart disease. Throughout the day, participants will be able to familiarize themselves with heart disease and their prevention, measure blood pressure, blood sugar levels, make ECGs and learn basic elements of resuscitation. We want to draw attention how important it is to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Xmas gift

28. 12. 2017

Do you remember when we discovered a 25-year old woman with a congenital heart defect (persistent ductus arteriosus) during our mission to Nepal? Today, thanks to the excellent work of our team, she underwent successful catheter surgery at the Sahid Gangalal National Heart Center in Kathmandu. For us and for the patient herself, this is the most beautiful gift to these Christmas. Now she will be able to safely establish her own family and her life perspective is not at all endangered.
On a photo with doctor Chandra Mani Adhikari, who performed the procedure.

Calendar for 2018

21. 12. 2017

As soon as one man goes beyond the limits of his comfort, he will understand how well he is in his own life in contrast to countries where people have not been given any chance and life happiness. On our way, we tried to capture the situations, places and moments that we have in turn contrasted with what they look like in our country. In every way we realize more and more that we have to value what we have and what possibilities we have in our lives. We firmly believe that this calendar, with travel photos, can at least partially illustrate the characteristics of human lives in countries where access to food and water, the roof above the head or basic health care is not a matter of course.

 

This calendar summarizes our efforts in the field of volunteering during our existence. By purchasing it, you will support what we believe and what fills us internally. The price for 1 piece is 399 CZK. Orders via email: info@nfceskesrdce.cz

 

Your Czech Heart Foundation

Czech Heart

04. 12. 2017

Dear friends, supporters and fans, we have BIG NEWS for you! J It reflects all the activities we have carried out during the year and a half of the existence of the foundation. We will change the name! The African Heart is changing to the Czech Heart. Our Foundation is a very lively organism that is constantly developing and we are developing with our foundation as well. It is indisputable that support for Africa will continue to be the main pillar of our work, but time has shown us – it won´t be only one. Activities in Nepal and the Czech Republic are clear evidence. During our existence, we met so many good Czech hearts, who want to help where it is needed. So, we do not like to spoil fans and supporters with a name that does not fully refer to our real goals. We would like to thank via our new name for all good hearts that have been involved in our activities; that have supported us since our start, as well as those who will engage in our projects in the future – actively or by no less important financial or material support. We are the Czech Heart which is helping around the world. Helps in Africa, Nepal and it will also help in the Czech Republic. Czech Heart Foundation!

Early diagnosis

23. 11. 2017

This young man was diagnosed with severe rheumatic mitral stenosis during our screening in Nepal. If not discovered at early stage, this young gentleman would soon develop heart failure and his life expectancy would have been radically diminished. He has been put on rheumatic fever prophylaxis (benzathine penicillin G) and he will undergo surgical valve replacement within 6 months of time, that will be performed by dr. Kaushal Tiwari. Thanks to all in our team Maria HolickaTereza Riška TylečkováAdéla GábrlíkováTereza NovákováPetr KalaMarkéta Rozhoňová.

Nepal Mission

14. 11. 2017

The druhá mission in the history of our foundation is over, we have screened altogether 951 people in 5 days!!! We were examining BMI, blood pressure, glycemia and heart function using echocardiography. Thanks to all team members, it was unforgettable time :) 

Every single life matters

08. 11. 2017

Today we diagnosed congenital heart disease (persistent ductus arteriosus) in this 25 year old woman. Picture was taken after we told to her and her husband that Nadační fond Africké srdce / African Heart Foundation will pay for the catheter surgery in Kathmandu. That is the reason why we organize our missions. Every single life matters :) 

Nepal Heart Screening Camp

06. 11. 2017

Six young cardiologists and two medical students from the Czech Republic are organizing voluntary heart screening camp in Nepal next week! Under the leadership of the African heart foundation!

Nepal November 2017

22. 09. 2017
We are delighted to announce that our next mission to Nepal (4-19th November 2017) will be attended by historically the most numerous team in the history of the African Heart Foundation. This time, with help of a local cardiac surgeon and our close friend Kaushal Tiwari, we will not do only echocardiography screening, but we will also bring medication supplies, which will be distributed to local poor patients. Members of the mission will be : Hasam Khanar (Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi) ,Tereza Novakova, Maria Holicka (Faculty hospital Brno Bohunice), Tereza Riška Tylečková, Adéla Gábrlíková (Faculty hospital Ostrava), Petr Kala, Markéta Rozhoňová (students of 2nd Faculty of Medicine in Prague) and members of the foundation Michal Pazdernik and Petr Fajkus. Just for the sake of interest, all team members will pay for their flight tickets, accommodation and food from their own savings. At the end we would like to thanks one of the most inspirative and hardworking cardiologist in the world, dr. Julia Grapsa, who again helped us with staff and echo machines recruitment.
 
 

Many thanks to all who cooperate with us on internship

21. 08. 2017

Internships of our students would not be possible without high quality mentors. They do everything for free in their free working hours, for which they deserve tremendous respect and thanks. This week, Esraa H. Hussien and Roaa Alrofaay Hagar spend at the Department of Cardiac Surgery - IKEM, led by doctors Martin Pokorný and Peter Ivak. Girls observe daily open heart surgeries such as aortocoronary bypasses or heart valve surgeries.

Internship in Hradec Králové

15. 08. 2017

Dawit Muche and Addis Tadesse are observing surgical removal of uterus (hysterectomy) during their last week of internship at the Deparment of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty Hospital in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

Esraa H. Hussien and Roaa Alrofaay Hagar on IKEM

14. 08. 2017

Esraa H. Hussien a Roaa Alrofaay Hagar have been learning cardiology at IKEM Prague this week. They have seen pacemaker implantations, radiofrequency ablations, coronary angiographies and also been learning cardiology at the Intensive care unit. Today they have seen two TAVI procedures (Transcatheter aortic valve implantation). Next week they will be attached to the Deparment of Cardiovascular surgery. They are doing well so far

Sudanese students will arrice at IKEM

02. 08. 2017

Another internship is coming. Both Sudanese students -  Roaa Alrofaay Hagar and Esraa H. Hussien successfully passed the exams and will arrive in the Czech Republic for a monthly study at IKEM. Congrats and we look forward to 

Two Ethiopian students undergo a 6-week internship at the Hradec Králové University Hospital

10. 07. 2017

It is a great pleasure to announce you that our spectrum of help in education of African medical students has been extended. Two talented Ethiopian students from Bahir Dar University, also thanks to our help, have arrived today in the Czech Republic and will complete a 6-week internship at the Hradec Králové University Hospital. We see great potential in this activity, and we believe that this direct education support will be of great benefit in the future.

First year of the African Heart Foundation

20. 06. 2017

It is exactly a year that we have brought the idea of helping Africa and other developing countries into life and founded the African Heart Foundation. Michal Pazdernik spoke about activities of foundation in an article published on the Medical Tribune: 

https://www.tribune.cz/clanek/42145-mladi-cesti-kardiologove-zachranuji-srdce-za-hranicemi 

We celebrate our first birthday and thank you for all support!

First girls for an internship at IKEM in Prague

10. 06. 2017

Roaa Alfroaay Hagar and Esraa H. Hussein are among the most talented students of medicine at Alzai Alazhari University in Sudan's Khartoum. They will be the first two female students in our program to attend the IKEM in Prague for a monthly internship in August this year. They just received a letter of invitation. We look forward to them!

Next medical mission confirmed: Ghana

10. 04. 2017

Another medical mission of African Heart Foundation is confirmed. It will be Ghana! In collaboration with the Less Privileged Ghana Foundation in April 2017. We will focus on the examination of the heart, eyes and ears in poor areas where there is insufficient of medical care.

Students from Sudan on internship at IKEM

12. 02. 2017

Mohammed Magzoub and Mustafa M ELhassan arrived on February 11, 2017. During the month internship at IKEM they will visit a specialized centers and will be able to see modern techniques in cardiology.

Art for Heart

17. 11. 2016
 
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