Pumping Down in Hybrid !

” Proper collaboration and teamwork among cardiothoracic surgeon and anesthesiologist, cardiologist, perfusionist, technician and nurses are very much essential for a successful functioning of a hybrid operating room.” Author / Editor: Co-Editor Anna Lou Villena 🙂 [15] Unexpectedly as it was ordered “STAT” (from the Latin word STATIM = immediately), the Heart Lung Machine was […]

Mitral Insufficiency

Mitral Insufficiency Six anatomical components must mesh synchronously to insure proper function of the mitral valve.  Disruption of the kinetic interrelationship between the left ventricular wall, the left atrial wall, valve leaflets, annulus, chordae tendineae, and papillary muscles, may lead to dysfunction of the valve.  Chronic mitral valve insufficiency (regurgitation) most often results from rheumatic […]

Experienced CCP: McComb, MS

Experienced Board Certified Perfusion Position ·         ABCP certified for at least 7-10 years ·         Experienced practitioners ·         All adult patients ·         Bachelors Degree preferred ·         Capable of working independently and multi-task ·         POCT experience (CLIA exposure desirable) ·         Salary commensurate with experience Contact: Ms. Sonia Travis, Administrator Cardiovascular Institute of Mississippi 215 Marion Avenue McComb, MS 39648 Phone number: 601-249-1803 Email address: Sonia.travis@swmrmc.org Map […]

Part Time Perfusion Position: Corinth, MS

Part Time Perfusion Position Private perfusion group has a great Part Time Perfusion position located in Corinth, MS. Great Opportunity for an experienced Board Certified Perfusionist looking to slow down and enjoy other things, but still has a desire to work and maintain certification. Please contact Patrick Owens CCP at 662-808-7688 or wpojlo@gmail.com to further discuss this opportunity. Thanks, […]

Looking for Sponsors

Editors Note: CircuitSurfers is looking for sponsors and donations for the site. ‘Surfers remains a free site to all perfusionists and healthcare professionals, and offers a variety of free services that include: 500+ Clinically relevant articles or topics Free Resume’ posting Free “Help Wanted” ads Free Meeting Information and ads Free assistance to Locums or […]

Perfusion Art: “Najaf”

“Najaf”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Hussein Najim 7m Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:    “Amazing. .This picture by my camera. …Really Fantastic art” Time & Place:   2013  Najaf, Iraq About The Picture:  Donated by a FB perfusion group Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the […]

VAD’s & Device Availability List

A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical circulatory device that is used to partially or completely replace the function of a failing heart. Some VADs are intended for short term use, typically for patients recovering from heart attacks or heart surgery, while others are intended for long-term use (months to years and in some […]

Chillin’ With Your Team

This is what the patients see when they’re looking up from the OR bed. 🙂 Editor’s Note: Not all things “Heart Team” involve an operating room environment.  To be effective you kinda have to actually like each other.  That to me is one of the the strongest pillars of team work and clinical excellence. You […]

Perfusion Glitches: Deprimed Cardioplegia Line

Click Image Above to Add a “Glitch” to the Perfusion Database … Editors Note: This is a new Section. We are trying to develop a database of common or not-so-common problems encountered by perfusionists during CPB. Please join us by clicking the Link Above if you have had any sort of unusual event you would […]

Do Not Toss ! (Don’t Miss it in Your Mailbox)

Editor’s Note: It’s a small brochure and I almost tossed it- so double check your mailboxes 🙂 Click image to view meeting details February 5 – 8, 2014 Hilton San Diego Bayfront San Diego, California USA CREF 2014 The premier San Diego perfusion meeting, focuses on cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal perfusion. It offers cutting-edge presentations, […]

Team China !

“The Perfusionist, as one of the key players in the cardiac surgical team, must not only possess the passion of work, but most importantly imbibe a dynamic collaboration and interaction among cardiac professionals within the team.” Author / Editor: Co-Editor Anna Lou Villena 🙂 [14] In the ambit of Cardiac surgery, various studies were conducted […]

New Job Opportunity at amsect.org : Pediatric Perfusionist, Nasiriyah, Iraq

Click image to view AMSECT job opportunity Job description Pediatric Perfusionist,  Nasiriyah, Iraq Free Job & Resume’ Posting email:  EccLog@gmail.com (Click Image if you are Looking for Work)

New Job Opportunity at amsect.org : Pediatric Perfusionist, St. Louis, MO

Click image to view AMSECT job opportunity Job description Pediatric Perfusionist,  St. Louis, MO   Free Job & Resume’ Posting email:  EccLog@gmail.com (Click Image if you are Looking for Work)