CARDIOAMIGOS is a private nonprofit foundation, born in mid-1989 formed by a group of professionals, housewives and other people with great social sensitivity, devote their best efforts to try to gather the necessary funds to allow this noble undertaking and important work.
• Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the country.
• Every half hour a patient dies as a result of a cardiovascular event.
• Many patients with heart disease fail to reach to the hospital alive.
• Cardiovascular disease is devastating in both sexes and at any age.
For all these reasons the CARDIOAMIGOS Foundation is trying to rescue from certain death a significant number of those countrymen and needs your support and solidarity as a fundamental goal. We invite you to join our team to support this cause that reaches hearts.
WHAT WE DO?
The foundation provides assistance to patients who do not have any resources and require cardiovascular surgery. The contribution of our institution for these patients is the exemption of professional fees of medical and paramedical personnel involved in such operations.
Cardioamigos runs a support program in training and retraining of doctors and paramedics, who are responsible for surgical treatment.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Alexis Bello
Dra. María Rotolo
Executive Coordinator and Finance Director:
Lic. Iris Mujica
Dr. Victor Reinaga
Director of operations:
Dra. Julieta Vincentelli de Bello
Lic. Janet Jiménez
Dr. Nassour Aboukheir
Dra. Migdalia la Rosa
Dr. Alejandro Abreu
Dr. Raeld Mahmud
Lic. Luis Bello
Lic. Laura Furcic
Institutional Relations Advisor:
Lic. Janet Jiménez
VISION, MISSION AND GOALS
Being an institution dedicated to rescue the poor people, bearers of cardiovascular disease and return them to a useful and productive life.
Establish an organization dedicated to provide funding and infrastructure necessary to attend complex cardiovascular problems, both adolescents and adults with limited resources, compromising the solidary action of all its members in order to rescue these patients.
Consolidate CARDIOAMIGOS in order to dispense highly specialized cardiac care to the largest part of the population of Venezuela with low resources. We propose:
• The development of financial capacity
• Expand all over the country
• Promote the prevention of cardiovascular diseases
• Optimize our operational capacity
• Promote professional training in cardiovascular
• Obtaining the necessary resources
TRAINING AND MEDICAL UPDATE FOR CARDIOVASCULAR AND TECHNICAL PROCESS.
For decades, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are considered the leading cause of death in the world, affecting more to the countries of limited income. This statement reflects the research and studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) that accurately records the data of these related to the health of the planet's population. For more information about the program click here.
DR. KLAUS MEYER
CARDIOAMIGOS wishes in these short words, rather than recognizing a deep appreciation to a young surgeon, one of the pioneers in Venezuela in the successful repair of complex congenital heart diseases and whose contribution was invaluable and irreplaceable in the context of the labor that by many years Cardioamigos Foundation has developed.
Thanks to his expertise, dedication and willingness to help; today, many children enjoy a useful and productive life.
All those, who had the privilege of sharing and working with him, would want to express our lasting memory and deepest thanks.
ING. ISIDORO RUBINSTEIN
Sadly our ex-president and closest friend, sidoro Rubinstein, has recently past away. We would like to convey our deepest appreciation for his hard work in CARDIOAMIGOS.
Isidoro was an exemplary man and solidarity with the lower classes of our country, and was a great supporter to meet the objectives of our institution.
Thank you for your dedication, for sharing with us your optimism and joy. You will always be in our hearts.
Hospital de Clínicas Caracas.
Av. Panteón con Av. Alameda
Consultorio 310 - Piso 3
Apartado Postal 1011, San Bernardino
Caracas - Venezuela
Tel. +58-(212)-508-6965 / 508-6212 / 574-4268