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Stories from Panama Missions

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Status of Panama Pediatric Cardiac Program

Status of Panama Pediatric Cardiac Program

Panama and Central American Pediatric Cardiology MissionsSummary as of Jan 2020. History:Children’s Lifeline originally contacted pediatric heart surgeon Ross Ungerleider, at OHSU at that time, about starting pediatric heart surgical missions to Panama (Annie Mendenhall was a specific contact.) Ross…

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Panama / Dr. Michael Womack / Children’s Lifeline

Panama / Dr. Michael Womack / Children’s Lifeline

1)      It is hard to be as excited about diagnostic caths or TEE (trans-esophageal echo) as interventional caths, but when they are the only way to know how to take care of someone, they are obviously critically useful.  One patient…

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Panama / Dr. Michael Womack / Children’s Lifeline

Panama / Dr. Michael Womack / Children’s Lifeline

Overall, another good trip.  We lost a day in the lab with a water main bursting in the street by the hospital.  But we had some “firsts” on the trip in terms of devices used in a couple of situations,…

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June – Panama Mission: Children’s Lifeline / St. Luke’s Boise

Pediatric Cardiologist, Michael S. Womack, who has been a Lifeline Mission leader for many years writes that “…we are up to 324 catheterizations on these children in Panama, and over 60 catheterizations for the entire project. These were all mostly…

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Congratulations Dr. Womack

Congratulations Dr. Womack

 Cardiologist Michael S. Womack, a longtime Lifeline mission leader received the highest decoration in Panama for someone who is not a head of state.  During the opening of the 2012 Central America and Caribbean Cardiology Congress, the Panama Minister of…

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October – Panama: Children’s Lifeline / Oregon Health & Science University

October – Panama: Children’s Lifeline / Oregon Health & Science University

A multinational mission group led by Dr. Womack traveled to Panama in October 2012. The group included two pediatric cardiologists from Nicaragua and Costa Rica and two from Panama. The goal was to establish regional cooperation between the three countries. …

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September – Panama: Children’s Lifeline / Oregon Health and Science University

September – Panama: Children’s Lifeline / Oregon Health and Science University

The four member team of pediatric cardiologists, led by Dr. Seshadri Balaji and Dr. Jack Kron, specializing in ablations for heart arrhythmia in children, visited the Hospital del Nino the public hospital in Panama. The hospital is dedicated to providing…

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Jan/Mar/Aug – Panama: Children’s Lifeline / Doernbecker Children’s Hospital

Dr. Womack of Doernbecker Children’s Hospital at the Oregon Health and Science University and Pediatric Cardiology / Boise Idaho led three separate missions to Panama, one in January, one in March and another in August of 2009. While there he…

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