A Locums’ ScrapBook: “You Doin’ Alright” vs “Yeah-Yeah-Yeah”

              Editor’s Note: To view the entire “Locum’s ScrapBook” series- click here My life is Family First and then Perfusion.  I switched from staff perfusionist to becoming a Locum’s traveler to make sure my kids and family would have a solid place to call home.  I travel because it puts […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Sometimes… The Bear Gets YOU…

“The simple fact that a centrifugal hand-crank is in the room, does not at all satisfy the “yes” box in the checklist” Editor’s Note: Just when you get to the comfort zone of thinking “you are pretty good”? You find out you’re pretty NOT! But don’t get knocked down and NOT get back up.  Shit […]

From Italia: The 7 cm BEAST!

Editor’s Note: I was on my good friend Giuseppe Salerno’s FB group (Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!), when a post he put up caught my eye.  Now I have seen some massive aortic aneurysms before, but G (I call him G for Giuseppe) keeps coming up with these massive beasts that look like a scene from the movie “Aliens” (the […]

The BEST of the BEST: ‘Surfers 2014

(Click on any images below to read associated article)  Editor’s Note: 2014 was a break out year for Circuit Surfers.  with roughly 130,000 visits and increasing our readership significantly- we have become a comfortable and diverse on-line meeting site for perfusionists from all over the globe to visit and interact. Thank you for your support […]

Why We Do This: [ 9 ] Diving With Dolphins

Editor’s Note: This is a a video of people that choose to live and interact. One of the many reasons that we as perfusionists do what we do- preserve and commit to lives we may not be familiar with- but lives that are to be cherished. Thanks for all you do 🙂 My best friend’s daughter- […]

Perfusion Art: “Push n’ Go”

“Push n’ Go”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: Giuseppe Salerno &  Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!! Equipment:  digital Editing:  Gradient Filter (‘Surfers) Narrative: Found it on the Italian perfusion FB page Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!! Time & Place:   Italy2014 Click to Donate To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Student Seeking Job Shadow Opportunity: Miami Area

Editor’s Note: Anybody in Florida want to help this potential perfusion candidate out? Mr. Aprile, Hi , I’m a student at MDCC, getting the prerequisites done which I need to enroll in Barry U’s perfusionist program. I would love to shadow a perfusionist at work one time to make absolutely sure that this is what […]

Student Seeking Job Shadow Opportunity: Miami Area

Editor’s Note: Anybody in Florida want to help this potential perfusion candidate out? Mr. Aprile, Hi , I’m a student at MDCC, getting the prerequisites done which I need to enroll in Barry U’s perfusionist program. I would love to shadow a perfusionist at work one time to make absolutely sure that this is what […]

Perfusion Art: “The Halo”

“The Halo”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: Bibi Aguerrevere Equipment:  digital Editing:  Cropping- Hues adjustment Narrative: Hi,  My name is Bibi Aguerrevere from Domenican Replublic – Hospital Cedimat, I experienced this image yesterday in an Aortic valve replacement. Will like to share it with you (#nofilter) the heart just appeared  Blessings Time & Place:   Domenican Replublic – Hospital […]

Perfusion Art: “My Office”

“My Office”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: R.Cottman Equipment:  digital Editing:  None Narrative: Cardiac OR suite.  Time & Place:   2014 Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International Perfusion Art Gallery, Framing, Printing, Matting, and Expenses associated with delivering the Gallery to future Perfusion Conferences. A project […]

Perfusion Art: “Candle Light Intervention”

“Candle Light Intervention”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: Unknown:  c/o Giuseppe Salerno &  Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!! Equipment:  digital Editing:  Ink Outlines, Lighting,  Watercolor Filter (‘Surfers) Narrative: Found it on the Italian perfusion FB page Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!! Time & Place:   Italy2014 Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International […]

Perfusion Art: “Purgatory”

“Purgatory”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: Steve Speed, Northern California Equipment:  iPhone 5s Editing:  Contrast and lighting adjustment, Watercolor Filter (‘Surfers) Narrative: Running cases in the hybrid rooms are interesting because of the size of the room and the ominousness of the surgery illuminated by shallow lighting in a darkened room.  Time & Place:   Northern California, 11/4/2014 Click to Donate […]

Perfusion Art: “Perfusion Bone Yard”

“Perfusion Bone Yard”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: 循環工 Equipment:  Digital Editing:   Watercolor Filter Narrative: Retired Perfusion Equipment: “Bye bye, Mr. Pump- I’ll miss you” Time & Place:   Fengyüan, Taiwan Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International Perfusion Art Gallery, Framing, Printing, Matting, and Expenses associated with delivering […]

Perfusion Art: “Perfusion Bone Yard”

“Perfusion Bone Yard”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: 循環工 Equipment:  Digital Editing:   Watercolor Filter Narrative: Retired Perfusion Equipment: “Bye bye, Mr. Pump- I’ll miss you” Time & Place:   Fengyüan, Taiwan Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International Perfusion Art Gallery, Framing, Printing, Matting, and Expenses associated with delivering […]

Perfusion Art: “The TEAM”

“The TEAM”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: Prashant Londhe Equipment:  Digital Editing:   Watercolor Filter Narrative: Surgical Team during Open-Heart surgery Time & Place:   Ad Dammam, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International Perfusion Art Gallery, Framing, Printing, Matting, and Expenses associated with delivering […]

Perfusion Art: “The RED Circuit”

“The RED Circuit”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: Prashant Londhe Equipment:  Digital Editing:   By Photographer Narrative: Arterial Filter Time & Place:   Ad Dammam, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “5 Liters”

“5 Liters”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Róbert Kertész Equipment:  Samsung Galaxy Core Duos- Cartoon Camera- Dynamic HDR Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: 5 LPM on arterial rollerhead pump Time & Place:   2014 Hospital · Zalaegerszeg, Hungary Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International […]

Perfusion Art: “The 3 D Crowd”

“The 3 D Crowd”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: Senthil Kumran Dhanakotti Equipment:  Digital Editing:   Ink Outlines Narrative: 3D ENDO LIMA harvesting in Apollo Hospital, Bangalore by Dr Sathyak Time & Place:   2014, India Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International Perfusion Art Gallery, Framing, Printing, […]

Perfusion Art: “The RED Cube”

“The RED Cube”    ________Click image to enlarge “What a great gallery of perfusion picture! You did a very good job with that site.“   Thank you = Maggie Molloy Photographer: Maggie Molloy Equipment:  Digital, iPhone 5c Editing:   camera+ : contrast adjustment, vignette Narrative: ECMO night Time & Place:   IUCPQ, Québec, Canada Click to Donate Click here to View […]

Perfusion Art: “Red Rain”

“Red Rain”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer: Suneel Lakki Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Cropping & Layers Narrative: Blood mixing with solution in resevoir Time & Place:   2014, New Delhi, India About The Picture:  Blood mixing with solution in resevoir Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International […]

Perfusion Art: “The Upside Down”

“The Upside Down”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Bijender Singh Bali Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Cropping & Layers Narrative: An OpCab in India Time & Place:   2014  India About The Picture:  Off Bypass Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International Perfusion Art Gallery, Framing, […]

Perfusion Art: “Self Portrait- Post XC- AVR”

“Self Portrait- Post XC- AVR”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:   A LIFE EXTENDED. Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  During-Bypass To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “A Hard Day’s Night”

“A Hard Day’s Night”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: Chelsea- regrouping after a long day and call… Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  Before-Bypass To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: […]

About Circuit Surfers

The Editorial Staff of Circuit Surfers Click image to meet the Editorial Staff Why We Do This… ? Because We Can …  Established On :  2 / 20 / 2011 Owner & President:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Passing 392,000 + Visits… 188 countries and 450 + CV programs visit and contribute here. 942 Face […]

Perfusion Art: “A Moment”

“A Moment”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: Inner reflections during surgery Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  On-Bypass To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “It Begins…”

“It Begins…”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: Getting organized … Time & Place:   2013  West Texas About The Picture:  Pre-Bypass To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “A Day in The Life of a Turkish OR”

“A Day in The Life of a Turkish OR”    _____________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Cuneyt Imamoglu Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Gradient filter. Narrative:  A Day in The Life: Our association name and web address: http://perfuzyon.org.tr Time & Place:   2014 : Adatip hospital heart center-Sakarya -Turkey About The Artist:  Hello, I […]

Perfusion Art: “Grain & Grit”

“Grain & Grit”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: A gritty grainy reflection from an overhead monitor Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  OpCab To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  […]

Perfusion Art: “Anticipation”

“Anticipation”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: Waiting for the moment … Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  Pre-Bypass To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Najaf”

“Najaf”    ________Click image to enlarge Artist:  Unknown Equipment: Digital Editing:  None Narrative:   Surreal picture of a surgical procedure taken in Najaf, Iraq.  I just want to say that I am proud to share what has been an amazing effort of courage and fortitude to all the Iraqis and members of ICHF that have helped restore […]

Perfusion Art: “The Microcosmic God”

“The Microcosmic God”    ________Click image to enlarge Artist:  Paulo Sergio Costa Equipment: Digital Editing:  None Narrative: Time & Place:   Brazil About The Picture:  A very cool picture of a perfusionist from Brazil. Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International Perfusion Art Gallery, Framing, […]

Perfusion Art: “The Repair”

“The Repair“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300 Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Gradient Layer Narrative:  Bental Procedure.  Left coronary osteal reimplantion Time & Place:  April 2008, San Juan Puerto Rico, About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a […]

Perfusion Art: “Thin Threads”

“Thin Threads“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300 Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Gradient Layer Narrative:  Bental Procedure. Time & Place:  April 2008, San Juan Puerto Rico, About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a physician.  She is in […]

Perfusion Art: “FlatLined Pastels”

“FlatLined Pastels”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: A reflection right before coming off bypass. Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  On Bypass Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and […]

Perfusion Art: “Panorama”

“Panorama”___________________________   Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Paulo Franco, CCP Equipment:  Digital, Iphone 5 Editing:  Panorama app Narrative:  this foto, it was taken yesterday during a Frozen Elefant Trunk procedure in Lisbon, Portugal Time & Place:   Our institution is Hospital de Santa Marta, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, EPE. Comments: Helo, I don’t know if you’re interested […]

Perfusion Art: “Gratitude”

“Gratitude”___________________________   Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Willie Swyer CCP Equipment:  Digital, Sony DSC R1 Editing:  Layers, Enhance, Glow, Sharpen, Vignette Narrative:  Using the Thoratec IVAD as a symbol, thanks is given to all donors and families who have given so much. Time & Place:   2007  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada =  Gratitude by Willie Swyer = You […]

Perfusion Art: “Looking Under the Hood”

“Looking Under the Hood”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Michael Arciszewski MHS CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  ? Narrative:  it is a inferior look at the delphin head and oxygenator, the work horses of the system. The pump is a terumo system 1 Time & Place:   2014  Connecticut About The Picture: Hey Frank! Its Mike Arciszewski, the perfusionist […]

Perfusion Art: “Clouds of Life”

“Clouds of Life”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Willie Swyer CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Layers, Retouch, Enhance Narrative:  Venous/Sucker blood mixing into reservoir at start of cardiopulmonary bypass Time & Place:   2010  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada About The Picture:  Sent by a professional photographer / perfusionist . Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any […]

Perfusion Art: “Flash Test”

“Flash Test”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Willie Swyer CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Adjust for HDR, Layers, B&W conversion Narrative:  With the PVAD, the “Flash Test” will verify that the pump is emptying completely. A flash of white light can be seen on the opposite side of diaphragm. Time & Place:   2004  Halifax, Nova Scotia, […]

Perfusion Art: “Museum Pieces”

“Museum Pieces”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Willie Swyer CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Cropping:  Gradient Filter Narrative:  Harrison Brown heat exchanger with bubble traps Time & Place:   2000  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada About The Picture:  Sent by a professional photographer / perfusionist Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the […]

Perfusion Art: “Growing Up”

“Growing Up”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  Fresh out of School and Controlling his environment 🙂 Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  A Redo Op- Tough Case… Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations […]

Perfusion Art: “Between Cases”

“Between Cases”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  For inclusion in the 2015 Gallery: Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  Taking a break- hard day tough cases… Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are […]

The International Perfusion Art Gallery WILL be @ CREF, San Diego- 2014!

  “Between Cases”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  For inclusion in the 2015 Gallery: Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  Taking a break- hard day tough cases… @ CREF, Feb 4-9, San Diego 2014! Thanks to your […]

Perfusion Art: “Perfusionistas”

“Perfusionistas”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Unknown Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: An Italian Operating Theater Time & Place:   2013  Italy? About The Picture:  Italian Perfusion:  Picture found on FB. Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International Perfusion […]