Perfusion Art: “Andrea”

“Andrea”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Gradient filter. Narrative:  On a heart case … Time & Place:   2012 About The Artist:  CCP in Texas:  Editor: Circuit Surfers: Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : A Response to the Question

Editor’s Note: This was an elegant response I received in the comments section of a recent post… “Redneck or Bleeding Liberal?” The author is Patrizio Sartini, I imagine to be an Italian perfusionist based on the name- but not quite certain of that. I thought it raised many thoughts well worth sharing. = From Mr. […]

The Adventure Downunder : By David Webb, CCP

Editor’s Note: Mr. David Webb, CCP, is an American perfusionist that sent a note my way, and wrote a fun story about his experience on temporary assignment to Sydney, Australia. He asked if I would put his story on ‘Surfers- And I feel it is fascinating and really makes you want to be there. So […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : Redneck- or Bleeding Liberal ?

“Bring It ! “ Editor’s Note: I got this letter today, and found it pretty funny. No harm and no foul either way i answer… I enjoyed the letter and was humbled that anyone would really care enough to take the time to wonder 🙂 = From Mr. Martin: (Australia) Hi Frank I am about […]

Terms of the Trade …

YOUR CHUGGING:  Really ? ? ? That was what I heard…  the Surgeon saying;  “you’re chugging”… It made me think of all the terms we use during a pump run, and what they must sound like to people unfamiliar with the common colloquialisms used during open-heart surgery. So I thought I would run a few […]

ANZCP 2012 Meeting: Uluru

Click Image to View Conference Details 1-2 November 2012 / Uluru Northern Territory Uluru is one of Australia’s most recognizable natural landmarks. The sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high (rising 863 m/2,831 ft above sea level), with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi).[4] Both Uluru and the nearby Kata […]

A VERY Cool CPB Weaning Simulator !

Click the image above to see the simulator Editor’s Note: I found this little gem while reading Emiliano Vitalini‘s FB page.  It is a lot of fun to play with, and I believe it will lend some insight as well as being an online clinical simulator. Definitely worth checking out 🙂 Developed by: Click the image […]

Percutaneous AVR

Editor’s Note: I saw an interesting image of an aortic stent on the SUNY FB page, and followed their link to the source.  I think the images and concept are perfusion-review worthy, so I thought I would bring it to you and see what you think. Aortic Valve Replacement Module Provides comprehensive practice on endovascular […]

Perfusion Art: “Aortic Decannulation”

“Aortic Decannulation” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  iPhone 4 with instagram editing Editing:  instagram editing, Photoshop watercolor filter Narrative:   A photo of my personal manometer that travels on every trip with me.  We are good friends! Time & Place:  2012:  Nasiriyah, Iraq About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time […]

Private Perfusion Group Looking To Expand

Are you at a point in your career where you are thinking about slowing down your practice? We are a small but well established perfusion group with a solid core of seasoned perfusionists looking for opportunities to expand our organization. Are you a solo perfusionist without many alternatives for enjoying any vacations or time off […]

Heading Up North [ 2 ] Friday Night @ Michigan Conference

At the Family Cabin in Lake City The Details on the Conference can be Found Below… Click Image to View details ….  Should be good 🙂 So…  Here is the run-down on Friday night in Traverse City Michigan 🙂 Got here and am hanging out at the lake. Am excited to think of meeting some […]

HELP ! Potassium Acetate as a work-around for KCL Shortage ?

Editors Note: Have any of you out there ever used or considered using Potassium Acetate as a work around for KCL Shortage? I personally have zero experience with it- but the thought had crossed my mind in light of the current situation.  I saw this post from Jim Patterson, CCP on Perflist and asked him […]

DextraCardia in Adult CPB

Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: Once again, just checking early morning news and chatter on Facebook, and another interesting idea rears it’s head.  It involved a picture of a “right Sided” heart. The thread is on Giuseppe Salerno’s online Perfusion group- Gruppo dei Perfusionisti !!! It can be found by clicking here… Dextracadia and […]

From Japan [ 6 ] Images in Cardiovascular Medicine

Facebook Thread Authored By:  Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) Editor’s Note: Once again, just checking early morning news and chatter on Facebook, and another interesting article rears it’s head. I am Just learning about this site:  Click to view source article Images in Cardiovascular Medicine Five-Year Optical Coherence Tomography Follow-Up of an Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Changing […]

Letters To ‘Surfers: A Visitor from Belgium

(Click Image to Enlarge) Editor’s Note: I got this letter from a European perfusionist visiting the U.S. for a conference coming up in San Diego. If you are so inclined, I included his email in case you can answer some of his questions ? Frank To Circuit Surfers : Click to enlarge Email responses to […]

Autologous Blood Therapy Course, October 26 -28, 2012

AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD THERAPY COURSE (ABTC) Presented: February, June, and October Jackson, Mississippi Editor’s Note: I have attended this class and it is excellent!  This will totally improve your clinical understanding of Autologous Blood Therapy, from a clinical and business perspective.  Excellent opportunity to learn how to grow your practice ! UPDATE The Autologous Blood Therapy […]

Refining Extracorporeal Support Strategy: Oxygen Pressure Field Theory IX

OPFT Part IX:   Using OPFT to Refine Extracorporeal Support Strategy. The anion gap is the difference in the measured cations and the measured anions in serum, plasma, or urine. The magnitude of this difference (i.e. “gap”) in the serum is often calculated in medicine when attempting to identify the cause of metabolic acidosis. If the […]

Career Perfusionist: [8] How Were Heart Lung Machines Born ?

“Suitcase & Pump”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: I had originally posted the above picture  as “Perfusion Art” and wasn’t at all familiar with the type of pump it was. So here is a historical perspective of the development of the HL (Heart Lung) machine, brought to you by Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!! Click images […]

From Japan [ 6 ] Aortic Stent Issues …

Facebook Thread Authored By: Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) Editor’s Note: Once again, just checking early morning news and chatter on Facebook, and another interesting discussion rears it’s head. This discussion won’t be found on the FB group perfusionist.JP founded by Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) a Japanese perfusionist. He linked it to Gruppo dei Perfusionisti- and it can […]