CardiacEye International Foundation (CEIF) conducted a Free Heart Surgery Camp in Lahore, Pakistan from February 21-28, 2015. The project aimed to provide corrective heart surgery, free of charge, to Pakistanis (aged 16 and above) suffering from congenital and acquired heart problems who were financially unable to obtain treatment otherwise. CEIF completed 23 heart surgeries during this camp.
The Program provided clinical evaluation, 2D echocardiogram, laboratory workup, further diagnosis and heart surgery. The heart surgeries that were performed included repair of ventricular septal defects, aortic valve replacements, mitral valve repairs and Tetrology of Fallot total corrections.
The CEIF Program was supported by individual donations as well as by organizations such as the Lions Club International and the International College of Surgeons - US Section.
In addition to the medical and surgical care provided during the project, CEIF provided medicine and supplies used in anesthesia and the intensive care unit totaling $8,545. All the procedures were provided at no cost to the patient.
CEIF is passionately committed to its mission of providing free heart surgeries to children and adults in underserved regions throughout the world, while also empowering medical professionals in these areas with cardiac care training and medical resources. CEIF believes that what it does cannot be accomplished without the generous support and endorsement of organizations such as the International College of Surgeons.