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Harefield Hospital

15. 07. 2024

MUDr. Tomáš Hnát: "I have completed the first 2 weeks of my placement in the intensive treatment unit (ITU) at Harefield Hospital. Harefield is a small town on the outskirts of London, the hospital is part of the larger Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, which brings together five London hospitals."

Advanced Life Support in Hradec

01. 07. 2024

Dominik Stachovec, who belongs to the ranks of general nursing, was selected for the first grant call to support education and professional development this year. He would like to thank us for supporting his participation in the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Provider course organised by the Czech Resuscitation Council on 3-4 June 2024 in Hradec Králové.

internship in Leipzig

15. 06. 2024

Thanks to the Foundation's foreign internship programme, MUDr. Terézia Tavačová was able to complete a one-month internship at the Department of Paediatric and Adult Electrophysiology in Leipzig, Germany under the supervision of Dr. Gebauer in March 2024.

Czech Heart Academy

03. 06. 2024

A total of 24 medical students have already graduated from the Czech Heart Academy educational programme in cooperation with IKEM.


22. 05. 2024

We would like to thank Kristýna Varšová from the Na Homolce Hospital, who is the second graduate of the Foundation's scholarship programme.

She participated in the Cardiology Congress in Brno

New members of Czech Heart Academy

22. 02. 2024

New members of the Czech Heart Academy program are medical students Duong Tunh Anh, Kateřina Tupá, Kryštof Kupčík and Martin Šimek. Congratulations and we look forward to working with them.

Charity run Probehni.se

16. 02. 2024

Run for your heart and the Czech heart! The charity run at IKEM will take place this year on 28 September on the occasion of World Heart Day.

There will be races for adults and children runners again. 


More info: www.probehni.se

Internship in Aalst, Belgium

31. 01. 2024

Monika Kamasová is another Czech doctor who, thanks to us, can complete a month-long internship at a prestigious foreign centre.

Grant call for nurses

24. 01. 2024

The Czech Heart Foundation announces a grant call for nurses.

The purpose is to support education and professional development.

Grant call for medical students

14. 01. 2024

The Czech Heart Foundation announces a grant call for medical students.

Charity Run Probehni.se 2023

07. 11. 2023

Many thanks to all. Runners, doctors and partners: IKEM, Boehringer Ingelheim, Vitar, AVT GROUP, Praha 4


164 466 CZK for all our projects in next year.

Partner for Probehni.se

29. 09. 2023

Heart foundation is another Main Partner of charity run Probehni.se 2023. 

Partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim

15. 09. 2023

The main partner of Probehni.se - Boehringer Ingelheim. You can find out what the symptoms of heart failure are and what happens when the heart does not "breathe" as it should on the website www.srdcedycha.cz.

Probehni.se 2023

21. 05. 2023

This year we are again organizing the Probehni.se 2023 charity run together with IKEM.

This time on 30 September on the occasion of World Heart Day.

Intership in Aalst

29. 11. 2022

The third doctor sent by the Czech Heart Foundation for a foreign internship during the month of November is MUDr. Monika Fialová from the University Hospital Hradec Králové. In her case, it is the Cardiac Centre in Aalst, Belgium.

Internship in Leicester

25. 11. 2022

We are very happy that the Czech Heart Foundation could support MUDr. Martina Podolec in her month-long internship in Leicester, UK.

Art For Heart was succesful

21. 11. 2022

Thank you to all 22 artists who donated their art to ART FOR HEART 2022. 13 pieces found their buyers. We appreciate your support and thanks to you we can continue to implement the foundation's programs and preparations for the mission of Czech doctors in Nepal, which will take place in March 2023. 

Internship in Leipzig

18. 11. 2022

MUDr. Kristýna Koščálová is one of three young cardiologists who were sent by the Czech Heart Foundation to a internship abroad this month. In this case to Leipzig, Germany.

Art For Heart 2022

15. 09. 2022

Czech Heart Foundation will again be supported by Czech Art. The second edition of the Art for Heart benefit exhibition will take place on Tuesday 15 November 2022 at the NoD experimental space from 19:00.

Czech Heart Academy

11. 08. 2022

Congratulations to Karolína Zdichová, Filip Tichý and Kristýna Beňová for being accepted into our Czech Heart Academy program for medical students. From September to November, they will attend a total of 10 teaching days dedicated to cardiology at the Department of Cardiology at IKEM.

3 students from Ethiopia

10. 08. 2022

A great signal that the world is returning to normal after the pandemic, even in Africa. At the beginning of August, 3 students from Ethiopia came to the University Hospital Hradec Králové for an internship. They are doing a 2-month internship in different departments of the hospital.

Successful operation in Nepal

25. 07. 2022

We have good news from Nepal. In collaboration with Nepalese doctors, mitral and aortic valve replacement with mechanical prostheses for rheumatic heart disease was performed. The patient's name is Samsul Dewan, he is 40 years old, he has a family and now he is able to live a normal life. The man was diagnosed with bi-valvular post-rheumatic disability. The whole operation cost 5200 USD and was funded by the Czech Heart Foundation.

Internship in Belgium

11. 05. 2022

MUDr. Barbora Řiháková from the University Hospital in Motol is another young cardiologist who, thanks to the Czech Heart Foundation, can spend 1 month at a prestigious foreign workplace. This is her experience after her first week in Aalst, Belgium.

Charity run Probehni.se 2022

30. 04. 2022

Probehni.se was amazing again. This year, together we raised an incredible 264,640 CZK! We would like to thank IKEM for their help with the preparation of the examination town, the RAUL agency for their precise organization, all the partners who helped us finance the event, the doctors and medics who examined almost 200 people throughout the day and the volunteers who ensured the running of the event on site. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Charity Run Probehni.se 2022

18. 04. 2022

Preparations for Proběhni.se are in full swing! We are looking forward to the start on 30th April in Kunratice! 

Supplies for Ukraine

01. 03. 2022

As the Czech Heart Foundation we condemn Russian aggression in Ukraine. We must and do respond to current events.


We are donating 100,000 CZK for the purchase of medical equipment.


It will be used to help where it is needed. This includes first aid kits, disinfectants, dressing materials, surgical sutures, central venous catheterization kits, medications, hygiene supplies, etc. It will be sent as soon as possible.

Stand with Ukraine

25. 02. 2022

All of us at the Czech Heart Foundation condemn Russia's aggression against Ukraine. This is a huge security threat to the whole of Europe and we cannot be indifferent to it. We must respond to current events and we are doing so.


If you become aware of any Ukrainian refugees who are or will be in the Czech Republic and will need heart medication or who have been scheduled for a heart procedure, please write to us and we will do our best to help.

Week with a Mentor

02. 02. 2022

MUDr. Jozef Šeleng from the University Hospital Ostrava became the first ever participant of our new project Week with a Mentor.

Xmas help

28. 12. 2021

Christmas is a time of giving. And we can give together. Help Lowas. A 7-month-old Maasai boy from the Liota Hills area on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. After his birth, doctors diagnosed him with a large defect in the atrial septum. Parents do not have the means to pay for a complex operation, so we want to help.


We believe that our fans are people who want to help others. Join us and help Lowas. Even the slightest help makes sense. Donate any financial amount to account 6864192 / 0800. This will help save a child's life.

Art for Heart 2021

12. 11. 2021

Czech Art will support the Czech Heart Foundation again. The second year of the charity exhibition Art for Heart will take place on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 in the experimental space NoD from 18:00.

Charity Run Probehni.se 2022

03. 11. 2021

For all of our fans and runner too, we have a great news. 5th year of charity run Proběhni.se will take place on April 30, 2022.

Mentoring program

21. 10. 2021

Historically, the first couple we connected within our mentoring program is prof. Josef Kautzner and a young cardiologist from the University Hospital Ostrava Jozef Šeleng.
He will spend under the direct guidance of prof. Kautzner one week at the IKEM Cardiology Clinic. Congratulations!


You can learn more about the "Mentor Week" program at https://bit.ly/3ygaHTq 

Internship in Leipzig

23. 09. 2021

For the first time in the history of our foundation, we selected 2 young doctors for a month-long internship at one of the best European cardio centers in Leipzig. Our educational grant was given to MUDr. Veronika Vejtasová from the University Hospital in Motol and MUDr. Martin Vojtíšek from Masaryk Hospital in Ústí Nad Labem. Congratulations!

Mentoring program

01. 09. 2021

The Czech Heart Foundation comes up with a new mentoring program for young Czech cardiologists inspired by programs operating in the USA. A week with the legend of Czech cardiology at his workplace, followed by a 6-month ongoing collaboration. We will soon announce the first name of the first professor to accept our challenge.
More information about the program can be found here: https://bit.ly/3ygaHTq

Gayatri Devi from Nepal

13. 08. 2021
Another funded operation in Nepal by our foundation! Gayatri Devi, a 47-year-old woman from Nepal having severe coronary artery disease, which means that her coronary arteries are significantly narrowed by atherosclerosis. In everyday life, therefore, she has to deal with breathing problems and constant chest pain. Gayatri is a mother of two children, together with her husband they are farmers and their family daily income is about 4 USD. This week, Gyatri will undergo a triple bypass, which was estimated at $ 3,000, an amount will be fully paid by Czech heart foundation.

Prague ICU

22. 07. 2021
We are pleased to announce that the Czech Heart Foundation is coming up with another product, which is a new educational portal called Prague ICU. It is a free educational platform dedicated to all doctors, nurses and medical students.
More at www.pragueicu.com.

Start of Probehni.se

15. 05. 2021

One month of sport activities begun on Saturday - Proběhni.se 2021 - Měsíc zdravého srdce!

Registration is here

05. 05. 2021

And here it is! Registration has been launched. From May 15 you can run with us. Proběhni.se 2021 - Healthy Heart Month support heart disease prevention.
???? Entry fee is only a symbolic 50 CZK
???? Come log in here: http://bit.ly/běžím_za_zdravé_srdce

Healthy Heart Month!

15. 04. 2021

Czech Heart Foundation, Proběhni.se and IKEM launches campaign to prevent heart disease. In exactly one month, we will launch the Healthy Heart Month! ❤️ On Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at the time when the 4th year of the Probehni.se was to start. The monthly charity event will replace the regular one-day race. Each participant will be able to participate anywhere and at any time, he can choose any route and the number of participations. The price for one run is 50 CZK. The entire proceeds from the monthly charity event will go through the Czech Heart Foundation to help people from developing countries. You can find more information at www.probehni.se and also on our FB profile. Thanks in advance for your support. We hope you will get involved. 

Successful operation of Suliman

13. 04. 2021
Suliman Miya Dhobi's successful operation cost approx. $ 5,057. This father of 5 children, a salesman in a chicken shop with a daily income of about $ 10, could never afford the operation on his own. We are glad that thanks to you, the supporters of the Nadační fond České srdce / Czech Heart Foundation and Proběhni.se, we can change human destinies in countries where health insurance does not exist. All honors to surgeons Kaushal Tiwari and Afroz Ansari for their skillfull hands and good heart.

Perfect surgery!

10. 04. 2021

We are very happy to inform you that the surgical procedure of Suliman Miya Dhobi went well yesterday! Our friend, dr. Kaushal Tiwari and dr. Afroz Ansari performed a double valve replacement in National medical College Birgunj in Nepal. The patient was already extubated and will remain on ICU till tomorrow. Stay tuned for more information.

Finally another patient

07. 04. 2021

We could not refuse the possibility of helping with cardiac surgery for a 47-year-old man from Nepal with a post-rheumatic involvement of the Mi and Ao valves. His name is Suliman Miya Dhobi, he works in a small chicken meat shop, earn around 1000-1500 Npr (10 usd) per day and he needs to care of his family - wife, 4 daughters and youngest son. All are studying in government school. He is symptomatic for 7 to 8 years and was advised for surgery long back. He couldn't afford the surgery, but with

Nadační fond České srdce / Czech Heart Foundation and help of our Nepalese friend Kaushal Tiwari, he can!

Health is not just Covid

02. 11. 2020

Most of us are now afraid of coronavirus, but it is important that we do not ignore the symptoms of other diseases. Health is not just Covid


Seeking medical attention in this time is important. Call your doctor if you have any doubts about your medical condition or if you think you need a medical examination.

Probehni.se is canceled

01. 10. 2020

Proběhni.se 2020 is canceled for this year. Despite all the regulations, we really tried to adapt the race thanks to the conditions we had recently set. The plant was canceled due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation. Here is the official statement of Markéta Šenkýřová, IKEM spokeswoman: “Given the current epidemiological situation, which is an intervention of force majeure, and the protection of the health of all competitors, we recommended the decision to postpone the Proběhni.se race to next year. This is a rational step, which also takes into account the fact that, for hygienic reasons, the entire accompanying program aimed at preventing cardiovascular disease would have to be abolished."

The Easter Challenge

14. 04. 2020

The Easter Challenge has its first recipients - Na Kosiku Clinic - www.klinikanakosiku.cz


Director Jakubovová recently received 250 masks for her patients. The clinic provides non-stop medical rehabilitation and nursing care to patients in need of after-treatment and rehabilitation after acute illness or after surgery. Great that we can help.

Medical drapes for seniors in Prague and Brno

31. 03. 2020

First seniors and people with heart problems receive medical drapes in Brno and Prague. Thank you for helping our seamstresses from My Tailor's in Brno and Mrs. Kabelová, Smetana and Zsizis, who sewed for us in Prague. And last but not least, Monika Kralova, Maria Holicka and Anna Chaloupka for their help in distribution.


Distribution points: Lékárna u sv. Ludmila and pharmacy at the University Hospital in Brno.


The Masaryk Cancer Institute in Brno - 100 drapes was also given. They asked us for help for their patients. The drapes will be delivered to outpatient cancer patients.

Ethiopian mission 2020

10. 03. 2020

402 patients examined in two hospitals and orphanage Shamida Ethiopia. 5 Days of Intensive Work in Ethiopia. Now the harder work begins. Find a way to help patients who have been diagnosed with heart damage by our doctors. There were many, and it will not be easy to provide help for all. But we are looking for possibilities. Huge thanks to our medical team, working in difficult conditions at 200% Anna Chaloupka, Michal Pazdernik, Maria Holicka and Marketa Mikulcova. Fantastic work. And special thanks to Chala Fekadu

Ethiopia 2020

14. 02. 2020

Mission to Ethiopia is coming. We are flying to Addis Ababa on Saturday. Children are waiting for us in two hospitals where we will investigate for 5 days. With the support of Proběhni.se 2020

Another life in Nepal

13. 02. 2020

On behalf of treating surgeons Kaushal Tiwari, we would like to inform you that our foundation help to Mrs. Monaija Khatoon from Nepal. Diagnosis of Rheumatic Heart Disease with severe mitral stenosis. We paid mitral valve replacement and saved her life. We hope that she is fine now. We will provide to you further information

Another life is saved in Nepal

15. 01. 2020

We are very happy that we managed to save another human life. Thanks to the financial assistance of our foundation, 26-year-old Sunita Kumari from a very poor part of Nepal (Raamban, Sarlahi) was able to undergo a mitral valve replacement at Birgunj Hospital. The operation went well and her whole family is grateful for the help that came from the Czech Republic.


Thank you Kaushal Tiwari and Ramchandra Khattri for helping us plan the operation.



Mission to Ethiopia

15. 01. 2020

The mission to the beautiful African country of Ethiopia will begin exactly in a month. A team of Czech doctors, in collaboration with African colleagues, will examine around the capital Addis Ababa in hospitals. To maximize impact. Every detected heart defect will be resolved on site. The entire mission is funded by money earned at charity run Probehni.se. Thanks to everyone who ran with us last year, we can save the lives of children where there is insufficient health care. Thank you. We will keep you informed about the mission.

Two new students

16. 11. 2019

Two medical students - Veronika Dunajová and Irena Pečinková - have been admitted to our Czech Heart Academy program, congratulations! From December they will be a bit closer to their dream of becoming good cardiologists in the future.

Every single life matters

30. 10. 2019

Abdelazim Mohammad Suliman is a 25-year old man from Darfur area in Sudan, who was recently diagnosed with severe rheumatic affection of aortic and mitral valves. He developed shortness of breath, chest pain and fatigue. His family could not afford paying the surgery, as the total price is 4000 USD. Despite help from state insurance and friends, he was still missing 1500 USD. We are very happy that board of our foundation agreed on providing donation to support this urgent operation, which will be held today in Alshaab Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan. We wish him all the best, and we will keep you informed about his outcome.


Abdelazim’s heart operation was successful, we are very happy for that. Thank you for your support. Every single life matters ❤️

Another lesson

23. 10. 2019

Wednesday 23.10. we taught how to save human life at the General University Hospital in Prague - VFN Prague, where we managed to train approximately 30 visitors. Classes will take place every 14 days, always on Wednesdays from 12-15: 00. We look forward to seeing you on November 6 ❤️ We will teach Czech Republic to resuscitate!

Interview about Botswana

01. 08. 2019

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.

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.


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: 


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!

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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