Mission Description

Dr. Young doing a cardiac catherization

Hearts with Hope: led by Dr. Juan Carlos Alejos, Chief of Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit for Heart Traansplantation at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, offers with a team of volunteers the most advanced open surgical and endovascular-non-surgical interventions for severe heart problems in two locations: in Arequipa since ten yeawrs ago and in Lima for the last four yeawrs at the "Efrain Montesinos Cardiovascular Institute" a PAMS created advanced treatment center in Hospital Dos de Mayo. Each year this Mission gives consulations to hundres of low income patients and free care to those who needed it most, reaching an average of fifty procedures every year. In USA each procedure would have an average cost of over one hundred thousands dollars. Our distinguished Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Guillermo Young and Hardley have participated since the beginning in helping Dr. Alejos in this mission.