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Surgical Team From Cedars-Sinai Travels To Ecuador To Provide Free Care For Children With Life-Threatening Heart Conditions

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March 8, 2000
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Two four-year-olds in Ecuador who were born as “blue babies,” as well as about a dozen other youngsters in that country, will receive free heart surgeries and care later this month, thanks to a team of Cedars-Sinai cardiothoracic surgeons who are traveling there and will donate their services. The medical team is scheduling two to three surgeries a day along with a number of heart catheterization procedures. More than 150 boxes of medical supplies and equipment--weighing 2,000 pounds--are already on their way to Ecuador.

LOS ANGELES (March 6, 2000) ---- “No money, no care; it’s as simple, and sad, as that,” states pediatric cardiologist David Ferry, M.D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, of the fate of Ecuador youngsters with life-threatening congenital heart disease. On March 10, Dr. Ferry and Cedars-Sinai cardiothoracic surgeon Alfredo Trento, M.D., chairman, division of cardiothoracic surgery, will travel with a volunteer surgical team to Guayaquil, Ecuador to provide care free of charge for more than a dozen youngsters with little other hope of survival.


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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (2000, March 8). Surgical Team From Cedars-Sinai Travels To Ecuador To Provide Free Care For Children With Life-Threatening Heart Conditions. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000307011317.htm
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