Perfusion Art: “Neon ECC”

“Neon ECC”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Pamela Balderson Equipment:  Taken with my Droid X Editing:  Photoshop:  neon glow effect Narrative:  Neon Heart Lung Machine:  Who needs a flashlight anyway ? Time & Place:   Pending About The Artist:  Pending To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Cooler-Heater and/or a Blanketrol Needed for Mission

I’m trying to locate a cooler-heater and/or a Blanketrol that can be donated to a pediatric program in Central America. I would also be willing to purchase at a deep discount if possible. Thanks, Joe Niman email:  jniman@umich.edu

Product Review: Orpheus Perfusion Simulator

Editors Comment: I first saw this simulator discussed in a very fine Live Blog of the 2011 ANZCP Perfusion Conference, forwarded by Mr. Martin Glill, perfusionist  from Australia. I personally haven’t seen it deployed or demonstrated at a conference, because I don’t go to as many perfusion meetings as I would like to. So here […]

The 17th Annual Illinois State Perfusion Society Meeting: Fall 2012

Click Image to View Conference Details October 19 – 21, 2012 Oakbrook / Illinois The 17th Annual Illinois State Perfusion Society Meeting and Clinical Perfusion Workshop will be held October 19-21, 2012 at Hamburger University on McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook, IL. The Clinical Perfusion Workshop is being held all day 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 […]

Perfusion Art: “The Mother Ship”

“The Mother Ship”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Hero2 HD Video Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments: Narrative:  Freelance Time & Place:   2012 About The Artist:  CCP in Texas:  Editor: Circuit Surfers: To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Tools”

“Tools” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Hue & Saturation Narrative:   A photo of my personal manometer that travels on every trip with me.  We are good friends! Time & Place:  Dec 2012:  @Bustamante Children’s Hospital:  Guayaquil, Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as […]

Perfusion Art: “Midnight Watch”

“Midnight Watch” _____ Photographer:  Taken by Katya, MD of Minsk, Belarus Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Hue & Saturation Narrative:   Waiting for a patient…checking blanket temp 🙂 Time & Place:  2012:  @hospital del Los Ninios:  Guayaquil, Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am […]

Perfusion Art: “LVAD 1”

“LVAD 1” _________________________________ Click Image to Enlarge Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  a cruddy mobile phone camera Editing:  Hue & Contrast:  Cropping:  Lens Flare with Accent Narrative:  Not worried… Just pensive or perhaps perplexed that A friend didnt get the recognition she deserved from her online peers… This […]

Pediatric Hearts in Iraq

Click to View Site and Read this Story… Got a quick note from my friend Brian Forsberg, and I followed the link which led me to the story I am highlighting above. I contacted the authors of this blog, because I liked what I saw, I liked the effort, and I especially was touched by […]

Perfusion Art: “Blue Mood”

” Blue Mood “    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Maggie Harrington (perfusion student UIOWA) Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Grey Scale: Saturation adjustments: Narrative:  A Photo of Brian staying warm while pumping a case. Wearing a sheet skirt. Time & Place:  Guayaquil, Ecuador: 2012 About The Artist:  Maggie Harrington (perfusion student UIOWA) Maggie did a volunteer mission […]

Perfusion Art: “Heart Cam”

“Heart Cam”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Maggie Harrington (perfusion student UIOWA) Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Grey Scale: Saturation adjustments: Narrative:  Asd repair last case Of the trip had the cameras up and running to record the final case of our two weeks and 24 cases performed. Time & Place:  Guayaquil, Ecuador: 2012 About The Artist:  […]

HELP ! Lupus Anticoagulant & Measuring Heparinization for CPB

– We are anticipating placing a patient on CPB for an AVR. The patient has tested positive for Lupus Anticoagulant, so I looked up some things to assist in preparing for the case. From what I have read, it seems the following points are salient regarding proper anticoagulant management during bypass. ptt is going to […]

Perfusion Art: “Time Out”

“Time Out”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Hero2 HD Video Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Lens Flare:  Fresco Filter Narrative:  A Nurse Circulator: Late Friday night:   Platelet Gel and some conversations (a lot)… Time & Place:  2012 About The Artist:  CCP in Texas:  Editor: Circuit Surfers: To […]

The Joshua Story [2]

The Joshua Interview: (Click Image above to Visit Josh’s Website) Editors Note:  Josh is a HeartMate II recipient and is awaiting a heart transplant.  Please click here   if you are unfamiliar with his story and would like to see how we got to the point of doing this interview. On 06/09/2011 Hello Joshua, this is […]

Post Your Meeting or Mission: It’s Free

(Click Image to view Calendar) The Benefits of Posting Your Meeting or Mission on CircuitSurfers.Com It’s Free Provides Links to: Conference Site Organization Site Contact Info Venue Local Attractions You will Reach: Perfusionists from all 50 States 141 Foreign Countries 350 + International Heart Programs You Can Update it On-The-Fly Just Send an Email To […]

Free Resume’ & Job Posting

(Click Image to see who is visiting…) I guess one has to ask what people look for when they go to a perfusion related website or blog.  So here are my thoughts on that… Meetings and Points (CEU’s) (Yep) Education Opportunities (Check) Perfusion Student Involvement (Kinda) Perfusion Updates (I’ll buy that) Mission Updates (For the […]

Perfusion Art: “Doctor Octopus”

“Doctor Octopus”    _ ____                                              Think Spiderman… Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Adaptive blur; Narrative:   Case: AVR; Title: Flow via centrifugal Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to […]

Perfusion Notes: [8.1]

A Student Diary: To View all Diary Entries- Click Here UPDATE:  January 10, 2012 Thank you to all the readers of this blog. However, the further I have gotten into school things have come up that would make me a dead give away to talk about.  This would mean keeping it anonymous is virtually impossible […]

New Technologies: Edwards EMBOL-X System

I got a tweet from a perfusionist asking for some clinical insight into the application of the Edwards EMBOL-X arterial cannula / system. I was totally unfamiliar with it, so I looked up some product information and am posting it here. If any of you have used the system, and have any helpful hints or […]

Perfusion Art: “Crystal Vortex”

“Crystal Vortex”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Grey Scale: Contrast adjustments: Narrative:   Just Waiting … Time & Place:  2005 About The Artist:  CCP in Texas:  Editor: Circuit Surfers: To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Landing”

“Landing” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: embossed; Narrative:   In pic: me; Case: CABG; Description: weaning from bypass; Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See Nadia Azuero:  […]

Perfusion Art: “The Perfusionist”

“The Perfusionist” Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  iPad, and an App called ArtStudio Editing:  Cropping Narrative:  This is an original work done by me… using the iPad, and an App called ArtStudio. Cheers… J Time & Place:  2012 About Joshua: Joshua is a 2 year HeartMate II Recipient […]

Product Review: Medos Pediatric Oxygenators

I saw a question regarding the Medos Pediatric Oxygenator, and thought I would I would lay down some details gleaned form a google search. This is not an endorsement or advertisement, simply some company details and product specifications. Click any image to view the Medos  corporate site.  (It’s in German) Click image to enlarge.

Perfusion Art: “Formalities”

“Formalities” _____ Photographer:  Brian C. Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Extrusion Filter Narrative:   Kahrkiv, Ukraine Time & Place:  Ukraine About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am the  practice Manager of two medical practices, DeGraft-Johnson Medical assoc. on St. Croix and Thoracic Innovation […]

Pennsylvania Spring 2012 Meeting

Click Image to View Conference Details General Information The Pennsylvania State Perfusion Society is pleased to announce its spring meeting will be held April 13th through April 15, 2012 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Guest Rooms will be available at the rate of $139/night. Approximately 16 Category 1 CEU’s are expected […]

Aortic Surgery Seminar: Milano Italy: Dec 2012

Click Image to View Conference Details General Information CONGRESS DATES December 14th – 15th, 2012 C.M.E. ACCREDITATION will be provided for Vascular and Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Cardiovascular Perfusionists OFFICIAL LANGUAGES Italian and English. Simultaneous translation Italian/English/Italian will be provided REGISTRATIONS all information and relevant forms will be available on the ACCOMMODATION congress website ORGANISING […]

CircuitSurfers YouTube

(Click on Image to Visit CircuitSurfers YouTube) Editor’s Note: I thought about it for awhile, and figured that an easy access repository for online videos might be a nice additional resource to have on board here @ CircuitSurfers. Again, the intent here is NOT to reinvent the wheel, rather- make easily available some tremendous work […]

Perfusion Art: “Ukraine”

“Ukraine” _____ Photographer:  Brian C. Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Cropping Narrative:   Kahrkiv, Ukraine Time & Place:  Ukraine About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am the  practice Manager of two medical practices, DeGraft-Johnson Medical assoc. on St. Croix and Thoracic Innovation based […]

Per Diem CCP / LP Available:

I am an independent per diem perfusionist with over 20 years of varied perfusion experience. I have my own malpractice coverage with The Wood Insurance Group. licensed in the following States: TX OK LA GA NC AR Availability: I am available for either long or short term coverage and travel from the Houston, TX area. […]

Perfusion Art: “DEFCOM 4”

“DEFCOM 4″ _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: zoom blur. Narrative:   In picture: CCM, CCP, LP. Case: AVR, MVR, TVR Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See […]

Perfusion Art: “The Underbelly”

“The Underbelly” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Adaptive blur; Narrative:   Case: AVR; Title: Flow via centrifugal Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See Nadia Azuero:  Locums […]