The Heart Institute was created in 1992 by Pr. Alain Carpentier and Dr. Duong Quang Trung who was at the time director of the Health Department Services of Ho Chi Minh City. Its mission is to offer high-quality care to Vietnamese patients suffering from heart diseases, but especially children. Considered as a reference in cardiac surgery in Vietnam, a lot of people go to Ho Chi Minh City to consult the Heart Institute’s cardiologists. Unfortunately, many families cannot afford to pay for surgery. A department of social welfare was therefore created to cover the cost of the operations for the most destitute Vietnamese people.


This is why CMI, created by Pr. Carpentier, is allocating its profits to the Heart.


Without these funds, many families won’t be able to afford the operations.


Fondation Alain Carpentier brings its medical expertise and trains Vietnamese heart surgeons as well as the medical staff working in the Heart Institute. It also helps to finance various structural projects, such as the extension of the Heart Institute.



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