Dr. Keith Golden and Abigail Miller begin the screening process with a cardiac patient.
Judy Hinderliter checks a patient’s EKG exam, which shows the electrical activity of the heart.
Dr. Ron Wofford consults with Dr. Alan Hinderliter.
Dr. Yamina, the Mission of Hope pharmacist, gives instructions to a patient concerning her treatment.
Dr. Ron Wofford conducts an echocardiogram, which uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart.
Dr. Paul Mounsey speaks to his Bolivian colleagues on the subject of cardiac resynchronization.
Dr. Keith Golden stands next to a poster advertising a seminar that the team will present at the Medical College of Santa Cruz.
Dr. Paul Mounsey demonstrates with x-rays of a pacemaker in place.
Dr. Fabio Franconame sets up the equipment to be used in surgery.
Dr. Alan Hinderliter speaks on the subject of hypertension.
The patient is positioned on the operating table.
Dr. Paul Mounsey implants the pacemaker as Dr. Andrew Morse looks on. Below: Patients who received pacemakers.
Eva is a 48 year old lady who traveled for 3 days from Tarija, Bolivia to get to the Mission of Hope Clinic in time for the screening.
Miguel is a 46 year old man who is married with 5 young children. He works in advertising for a local pharmacy in Santa Cruz.
Salustia is a 22 year old university student in Sucre, Bolivia. Both of her parents died of Chagas disease when she was 16 years old. She was also diagnosed with Chagas disease when she recently tried to donate blood. She sews to earn money for her studies.