Cardiology/Heart Disease 

Our Global Health Work

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's doctors, nurses and perfusionists partcipate on annual trips throughout the world to perform heart surgery on children with congenital heart disease. Learn more about NYP's trips below.

Changchun, China, 2008

In May 2008, just one week after a major earthquake shook Southwest China, the team traveled to the former Manchuria to perform surgery and train local surgeons at the Jilin Heart Hospital in the city of Changchun. Read more about the 2008 trip at the Komansky Center's Global Health page

Dakar, Senegal, 2007

In 2007, the NYP team traveled to the Fann Cardiovascular Hospital in Dakar, Senegal, where they operated on seven children and provided medical training to local practitioners. Read more about the 2007 trip at the Komansky Center's Global Health page

Phnom Penh Heart Center, Cambodia, 2006

During the team's second trip to Cambodia, sponsored by the Surgeons of Hope Foundation, the group completed a dozen cases in five days. One of the improvements in 2006 was the addition of two additional junior Cambodian surgeons to the team. Read more about the 2006 trip at the Komansky Center's Global Health page

Phnom Penh Heart Center, Cambodia, 2005

In February 2005, nine cardiovascular specialists traveled to the Phnom Penh Heart Center where they helped doctors there diagnose, catheterize and operate on children with congenital heart defects. Estimates suggest that 100,000 children in Cambodia suffer from heart disease, and probably one-tenth of those are in need of critical cardiac surgery. Read more about the 2005 trip at the Komansky Center's Global Health page

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