International CQI: Vaporizer Obstructing O2 Q

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 like to share. Please email details if you feel that your story […]

Perfusion Art: An Endoscopic View

“An Endoscopic View“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Olivier Germay Equipment:  Digital- Endoscopic Camera Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  Wide angle view of the ECC and the Heart Team. Time & Place:   CHU Saint Pierre – Brussels, 2015 About The Artist:  Chief perfusionist and multiple contributor to ‘Surfers To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below […]

LPM: A Student’s Perspective- CPR

Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of a new series with a guest blogger who is currently enrolled in a perfusion program.  I am impressed that as a perfusion student she has the initiative to share her thoughts and impressions with us regarding the process of learning the art of perfusion technology from her own unique perspective: […]

Synchronized vs. Unsynchronized Cardioversion

Courtesy of ACLS-Algotithms.com  (Click image to view site) Editor’s Note: It’s funny how you can go an entire career doing something (CPB) and hear the same thing every day, but actually not evaluate what it means.  Yes, I have taken ACLS and studied the electrophysiology of the heart. So anyway, we have just taken off the […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Sometimes Ya Gotta Explore…

Editor’s Note: I’m doing some perfusion traveling as I am taking my show on the road.  As such, every once in awhile I will be dropping a few notes and pictures of places visited, and observations made.  In a sense, the beginning of a scrap book on Open Heart Surgery in America (and other places […]

How Far do We Reach? Say Hello To Bursa…

Editor’s Note: This photo captured my imagination.  On many levels… It speaks to me because it shows the human spirit for what it truly is- and suggests that life is truly the grandest of adventures- thus well worth preserving (that’s what WE do). Bursa is in Turkey- it is NOT a sac of synovial fluid […]

Perfusion Art: An Operetta

“An Operetta“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Mohd Zaki Oma Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments.  Watercolor filter Narrative:  The Choreography of the Heart Team. Time & Place:   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015 About The Artist:  Kuala Lumpur Reader Comment: I think, perhaps, operetta is a little bit out of the target. OPERA maybe […]

LPM: A Student’s Perspective: Cannulas and Cardioplegia

Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of a new series with a guest blogger who is currently enrolled in a perfusion program.  I am impressed that as a perfusion student she has the initiative to share her thoughts and impressions with us regarding the process of learning the art of perfusion technology from her own unique perspective: […]

TEG vs ROTEM? A Brief Comparison AND a Survey?

Click image above to take ROTEM Survey 🙂 Editor’s Note: I was asked by a reader to do an article on thromboelastograms.  Wasn’t sure what approach to take in this regards so decided to do a brief intro and switch the focus in particular to a comparison and differentiation between the two prevalent systems, the TEG and the […]

Perfusion Job Shadow: Phoenix Arizona

Editor’s Note: If there is anybody in the Phoenix Arizona area tthat is so inclined, this potential student is interested in perfusion. Frank Hi, I am a college student looking to observe perfusionists near 85042 (Phoenix, AZ) and 85286 (Chandler, AZ). Could an email be sent or a web post be written regarding my matter? Thank you. Cecilia […]

Perfusion Art: The Blue Window

“The Blue Window“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Prashant Londhe Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  The Heart-Lung Machine in Gray/Blue Segments Time & Place:   Saudi Arabia, 2015 About The Artist:  Perfusionist in Saudi Arabia:  Prashant Londhe To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

LPM: A Student’s Perspective

Editor’s Note: I am pleased to introduce a new guest blogger who is currently enrolled in a perfusion program.  I am impressed that as a perfusion student she has the initiative to share her thoughts and impressions with us regarding the process of learning the art of perfusion technology from her own unique perspective: “I am a first […]