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The Mitral Foundation has a long standing relationship with the medical community in the Dominican Republic. This has to lead to multiple medical missions, and is a relationship that will help Dominican patients for years to come.

Our work in the Dominican Republic also includes equipment and supply donation and organized medical conferences.

May 2019 Medical Mission to the Dominican Republic

Naika, patient from the Dominican Republic after her surgical follow-up

Meet Naika, a 16-year-old Haitian patient who traveled to the Dominican Republic for life-saving mitral valve repair surgery during the May 2019 Mitral Foundation Medical Mission.

In May, the Mitral Foundation team and Dr. David Adams traveled to the Dominican Republic, where – working with local pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons – they successfully treated eight children suffering from severe heart valve disease. The team documented the story of one such patient, a 16-year-old Haitian girl named Naika, whose mother carried her into the hospital just days from death. 

Page Created: Jan. 17, 2018 Last Updated: Aug. 22, 2019