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.
Great New Year news came from Nepal. The operation, which we planned since the end of November last year and financed by the financial support received in cooperation with Proběhni.se, turned out great. A 40-year-old patient named Inearjeet Sah, father of 4 children, was successfully operated in Birgunj on New Year's Day. The man had significant post-rheumatic mitral and aortic valve involvement. He is now stable and enjoying good health.
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.
Great news. 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.
The Easter Challenge has its first recipients - Na Kosiku Clinic - www.klinikanakosiku.cz
Director Mrs. 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.
Mr. Miroslav belongs to a very endangered group after a heart attack. It is great that he learned from his daughter that we distribute masks in Prague at St. Ludmila and came for her. Tell your grandparents. We are also in Brno in the pharmacy at the University Hospital at St. Anna in Brno. We will be in the pharmacy on Mendel Square in Brno this weekend.
First seniors and people with heart problems receive masks 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.
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
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.
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 4 000 USD. Despite help from state insurance and friends, he was still missing 1 500 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 ❤️
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!
This is Kapenawarwe, 20-year old woman from Maun, Botswana. She was just diagnosed with severe post-rheumatic mitral regurgitation, already with left atrium dilation. She was not aware of her heart disease. This is another example, how important our missions are. If she hasn’t been screened, her 1,5 year old baby would have to grow-up without her mother ❤️
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
Tenth saved child!
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.
With happy kids in poor village Dutch Komenda after examinations. Unbelievable experience with Less Privileged Ghana Foundation in beautiful Ghana
Another person in Sudan has a chance for a normal life. Twenty years old Mona Abdulrahman Sabil from North Kordofan in the west of Sudan would not survive without our help. Now he has a healthy heart. The first adult patient supported by the African Heart. Thanks for cooperation to Ahmed Gasim Hospital
Thanks to your support, we paid for the catheter surgery of first child this year. The five-year Aya Yousif from North Darfur is in a good condition. The procedure was performed without complications. 20.000 CZK for the catheter set enabled little Aya normal childhood and a life without limitations. Thank you
Nepal, Birgunj. 37 degrees, 93% humidity. The poorest region of Nepal today welcomed the doctors from African Heart Foundation and Nepalese colleagues. People without the chance to get good health care have access to free blood and heart tests. We found nearly 20 serious complications and ensured further treatment. We are glad to be in places where our help really need.
After a successful mission in Sudan, where we examined 1,122 children, we will organize volunteer mission to Nepal. Our primary goal is Africa, but we could not refuse help in the areas affected by the recent earthquake. African Heart Foundation team - Michal Pazderník and Tomáš Kaplan accompanied by cardiologists Shahn Suhail and Denisa Jahnlová will depart at the end of September 2016. During the one-week mission we will examine adults and children with the aim of diagnosing rheumatic heart disease and congenital heart defects.
Another Sudanese child can enjoy a normal childhood thanks to the financial support of the African Heart Foundation. Two-year girl Kaltom Ahmed Abakar - from poor province from east Sudan called Kassala - suffered from repeated infections of upper respiratory and cardiac complications. Complications were surgically removed. We wish to Kaltom good health!
The first two Sudanese medical students will arrive for one month internship to IKEM hospital in Prague mid August. Both are among the most talented students of the Medical Faculty in Khartoum, Sudan. During their stay at IKEM, they will spend two weeks working in a lab on one of the existing projects. Besides, this should help them with their first scientific publication. The third week of their stay will be dedicated to cardiology (Department of Cardiogy) under the guidance of Michal Pazderník, MD. The fourth week, the students will be able to choose department upon their preference and discretion at IKEM (Department of Nephrology, Department of Diabetology, Department of Cardiac Surgery). Thanks to the Director of IKEM, Ales Herman, MD, PhD., students will have free accommodation at the hospital dormitory throughout their stay.
Thanks to our support, we managed to save the first Sudanese child. African Heart foundation took care of buying the catheter devices to percutaneous closure of congenital heart defect – Ductus arteriosus patens. Purchasing these devices through the company Occlutech (Sweden) cost approximately 775 USD. Our first patient was a 3-year-old girl named Riham Ridwan Adam who was failing to thrive due to this congenital heart disease, having repeated upper respiratory tract infection and weighing just nine kilograms. The girl came from the region of Darfur in western Sudan and had to travel around 1030km distance to our interventional cardiologist dr. Basit to the capital city of Khartoum. In the photos you can find the girl before the procedure and two days after surgery, when she was discharged home in a stable condition. In the up-coming months we will bring you more information about Riham, including photographs