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The medical team from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada and Children’s  HeartLink, U.S.A.,  came to West China Hospital  and  West China Second University Hospital of Sichuan University from Nov., 4th  to 11th, 2006, to perform a project in cooperation with the hospitals. Along with them were Dr. Glen Van Arsdell , Cardiac Surgeon from Toronto, Dr. Kyong-Jin Lee, Interventional Cardiologist from Toronto, Dr. Steven Schwarts, ICU/Pediatric Cardiologist from Toronto, Ms.Colleen Gruenwald, Clinical Perfusionist  from Toronto, Ms. Helen Holtby ,Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist and ICU Nurses from Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital, Canada  and  John C. Cushing , Internation Programs Director from U.S.A. etc. who worked as volunteers and offered medical treatment to the  children suffering from congenital heart, together with their Chinese counterparts of  the  two West China Hospitals. During medical team in West China Hospitals, 7 surgeries were performed., 25 patients were  screened  by echo, 5 patients received Diagnostic cath  cases  with  the  effort of Canada doctors and Chinese doctors.  The Children’s HeartLink donated 12 oxygenators and $5000 to the patients and professional time  while providing training in surgery , intensive care, respiratory care and echocardiography. The hospitals will discount patients’ charges by 10%.
The Children’s HeartLink, founded in 1969 in Minnesota, U.S.A., ia an international medical non-profit organization, dedicated to the treatment and prevention of heart disease in needy children. Children’s HeartLink works in partnership with medical centers in developing countries to promote sustainable cardiovascular programs for indigent family’s children.


Dr. S.Schwartz(right 1st),ICU/Pediatric Cardiologist,Mr Collen Gruenwald,Clinical Perfusionist and Ms.M.Earle took the picture bed side with Dorctor and Nurses in West China Hospital in Nov.2006

Dr. Schwartz and Ms. M.Earle treated the patient with Dorctor and Nurses in West China Hospital in Nov.2006

Dr. S.Schwartz,ICU/Pediatric Cardiologist and Ms. M.Earle, ICU Nurse tooke the picture with Dorctor and Nurses in West China Hospital in Nov.2006

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