Many children in Trinidad suffer from heart conditions due to a lack of paediatric cardiologists. From 2nd to 9th April 2014, the Sathya Sai International Organisation conducted a paediatric interventional cardiology mission for children with congenital heart disorders such as atrial septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonary valve stenosis, congenital aortic stenosis and coarctation of the aorta, which can lead to heart failure and eventually death if left untreated. Four doctors and four paramedical staff from USA, assisted by three doctors and one nurse from Venezuela, screened 114 children and performed 24 complex cardiac procedures at the Mount Hope Medical Sciences Complex. The event received press coverage in the local newspaper, Guardian, which carried a full-page announcement by the local authorities on 26th April, thanking the volunteers and the Sathya Sai International Medical Committee.
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