Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and there are many different types of heart disease. Today, Heart to Heart wants to bring awareness to valvular heart disease, the primary focus of our latest training mission. From April 3-13, 2019 a Heart to Heart team of cardiac specialists conducted an exploratory surgical-educational mission at National Hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay. Our primary focus was to raise awareness about valvular disease and explore the possibility of a long term collaboration to expand and advance treatment. Thanks to the donation of state-of-the-art heart valves from Edwards Lifesciences and Americares, the joint Heart to Heart-Paraguayan team was able to perform surgery and save the lives of four adults, ranging in age from 23-63 years of age. Scroll to see our volunteers in action!