From Turkey: Type II Aortic Dissection

Editor’s Note:  I was cruising through FB this morning, before watching Purdue play college football today (another “W” for the other team) when my friend Mehmet Çetintaş tagged me with this post on a type II aortic dissection in which antegrade cerebral protection was employed.  I included a roughly translated thread attached to this picture to […]

From Japan [ 11 ] Have a Safe Pump Run! “Taigaijyunkan anzen”

Facebook Thread Authored By: Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) Editor’s Note: My friend Hiro has a Japanese Perfusion FB group page- perfusionist.JP founded by Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) a Japanese perfusionist. I was on his site when I saw a very interesting object hanging on a Japanes pump.  So naturally… I had to ask… What is it- and WHAT […]

From Italy [ 7 ] Reshaping the Heart

Editor’s Note: Once again, just checking early morning news and chatter on Facebook, and another interesting link rears it’s head.   I found this article on an Italian perfusion FB page by CardioPeople- an Italian resource- very well organized, and very professional. Link:  https://www.facebook.com/universita.campobasso They provided an English version of the above cited topic- so […]

From Italy [ 6 ] Mitral Prosthesis, Implantation on the Beating Heart

Editor’s Note: Once again, just checking early morning news and chatter on Facebook, and another interesting link rears it’s head.   I found this article on an Italian perfusion FB page by CardioPeople- an Italian resource- very well organized, and very professional.  http://www.cardiopeople-network.com/social/index.php?do=%2Fpages%2F10%2F They provided an English version of the above cited topic- so I […]

JASECT 2014: A Japanese Perfusion Art Gallery

Click to view image Editor’s Note: I sent out a post on FB to get more people from the international perfusion community- to consider participating in the perfusion art gallery.  Here is one response: Dear Mr. Frank Aprile Please find attached a picture. This picture was taken by Takuma Douguchi. Please let me know if […]

Art from Japan [ 10 ] JASECT

Click to view image Editor’s Note: I sent out a post on FB to get more people from the international perfusion community- to consider participating in the perfusion art gallery.  Here is one response: Dear Mr. Frank Aprile Please find attached a picture. This picture was taken by Takuma Douguchi. Please let me know if […]

Mentors & CPB

We ALL have our stories … Colleen There was a moment when I heard the words “a Zero pressure- and v-fib is INCOMPATIBLE WITH LIFE !” And she was right.  She meant it.  She meant it every single moment that you were dedicated to a pump run.  I would see her at the end of […]

A Discussion from Japan [ 9 ] An Adult ECMO Circuit

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 can be found on this Japanese FB group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfusionist.JP/ This thread was started by one of our Japanese colleagues, Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) And… The Discussion… Any […]

A Thesis from Japan [ 8 ] Pediatric Q Rates ?

Presentation authored by:  Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) Editor’s Note: Hiro Kuromitsu is very active as a Japanese perfusionist, and has been an on-line FaceBook friend for quite some time.  He will be presenting a paper on Pediatric Flow Rates / CPB at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in […]

A New Mission- A New Adventure …

Brian Goes to Basra, Iraq Click image above to view his latest post. This is a NEW Perfusion Blog by Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP, LP. Click the image above to view his site.  He is a tremendous perfusionist, specializing in pediatrics and international perfusion missions.

From Japan [ 8 ] We ARE Japanese Perfusionists !

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 can be found on the FB group perfusionist.JP founded by Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) a Japanese perfusionist. It’s a group of Japanese perfusionists having fun after a […]

A Question from Japan [ 7 ] Why Do You Use Albumin?

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 can be found on the FB group Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!  founded by Giuseppe Salerno an Italian perfusionist that I have worked with on several projects and […]

From Italy [ 5 ] Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Editor’s Note: Once again, just checking early morning news and chatter on Facebook, and another interesting video link rears it’s head.  This video can be found below- or on the FB group Care of heart  founded by Manoj Sharma  an Indian perfusionist that I have interacted with occasionally online. Now this video is in Italian- so if […]

From Italy [ 4 ] Performance of the Heart

Editor’s Note: Once again, just checking early morning news and chatter on Facebook, and another interesting discussion rears it’s head.  This discussion can be found on the FB group Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!  founded by Giuseppe Salerno an Italian perfusionist that I have worked with on several projects and consider a colleague AND a friend.  I […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Japan & Italy [ 1 ] Cerebral Perfusion: Circ Arrest

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 can be found on the FB group Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!! Authored by Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) a Japanese perfusionist. The Discussion What are your thoughts ?

From Japan [ 5 ] OUR Japanese Ambassadors

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 can be found on the FB group perfusionist.JP founded by Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) a Japanese perfusionist. I am Just learning about this site:  It’s a Small Group […]

Getting Inter-Nation Dialogue: A Japanese FB Perfusion group !

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 can be found on the FB group perfusionist.JP founded by Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) a Japanese perfusionist. I am Just learning about this site:  Click to view FB […]

Is Circuit Surfers the TMZ of Perfusion?

Saturday Morning Brunch So today’s topic is somewhat whimsical. It’s like that first gust of Spring air that passes through you, makes you pause, and just for a minute makes you feel a little more alive than you thought you were. So in that spirit of lightness, the topic question is this… Is Circuit Surfers […]

A Question from Japan [ 4 ] Where Do You Run Your PO2’s ?

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 can be found on the FB group Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!  founded by Giuseppe Salerno an Italian perfusionist that I have worked with on several projects and […]

From Japan [ 3 ] Biologically Closed Electric Circuits – White Blood Cells

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 can be found on the FB group Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!  founded by Giuseppe Salerno an Italian perfusionist that I have worked with on several projects and […]

A Question from Japan [ 2 ]

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 can be found on the FB group Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!  founded by Giuseppe Salerno an Italian perfusionist that I have worked with on several projects and […]

Veteran Diaries

By :  Anonymous Veteran Diaries Well Frank, I am happy that our conversation stimulated a new discussion topic. But Methuselah? Really?? Just kidding. I am actually not that sensitive about my age. I worked very hard to get to this point in life’s stages. A few thoughts about older perfusionists: My favorite instructors when I […]

A Question from Japan [ ? ]

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 can be found on the FB group Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!  founded by Giuseppe Salerno an Italian perfusionist that I have worked with on several projects and […]

Welcome to A NEW Perfusion Blog !

This is a NEW Perfusion Blog by Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP, LP. Click the image above to view his site.  He is a tremendous perfusionist, specializing in pediatrics and international perfusion missions. His Introductory Posts… =

Saturday Morning Brunch : Mother’s Day

Some good looking food … Hello Visitors… Just a shout out to all the mom’s in the world, and happy Mother’s Day !  (It’s tomorrow- but who cares ?) As well thank you to some new Facebook friends, Bijender Singh, Giuseppe Salerno, Emliliano Vittalani, Stefan Selier, Elisabetta Maio, Seanne Nicole Sevier Azzolina , and Brian […]

Saturday Morning Brunch : Global Missions

Some good looking eggs … A Global “Mission” So how do we develop a global network ? Step 1: Identify the Mission It’s About People … Right ? Step II : Gather Your Most Valuable Resource: People Reach for the Sky ?  Better Yet- Let’s Network…. Step III : Materials & Supplies- A Big step […]

Yes or No ? Circuit Surfers Dot Com

And the Verdict is ? Yes it wasn’t scientific. True it was a little repetitious and the construct of a less than qualified statistician. Most likely it was self serving. But from that pile of political rubble, there is something to be gleaned. From what initially looked undecipherable, a little sparkle emerges. A hint of […]

Saturday Morning Brunch XI

Saturday Morning Brunch (2nd  Weekend of June) (To see all the of the Saturday Morning Brunch series click here.) Substance Overrules Form … You know what has been great about this blog? It’s Pure… (You get to look at totally  irrelevant but very cool pictures like these) It’s here for one reason and one reason […]

Saturday Morning Brunch X

Peer Review Last Week of April, 2011 To see all the of the Saturday Morning Brunch series click here. Typically, Peer Review is associated with scientific publication and an established process for providing a baseline reference point by which to judge the legitimacy of research, the veracity of  a scientific point of view, and due […]

Saturday Morning Brunch IX

Perfusion Stress Easter Weekend, April, 2011 To see all the of the Saturday Morning Brunch series click here. I’ve been doing this awhile.  That means a lot of gearing up from 0-60 mph from a dead sleep, dealing with aggressive personalities, having your ego punished like a “Chuckie” rag doll thrown in a blender, merciless […]

Saturday Morning Brunch VII

Impromptu Circuit Modifications The perfusion “Jerry Rig” … 2nd Week of April To see all the of the Saturday Morning Brunch series click here. Jerry Rig To fix an object (usually mechanical) to a working condition in a haphazard way. Also known as doing a MacGyver on it. This can apply to any non working […]

Saturday Morning Brunch VI

Questions Regarding ECC Prime Duration, Sterility, Membrane Functionality… 1st Week of April To see all the of the Saturday Morning Brunch series click here. It’s All About the Timing … Well it’s been an interesting week.  Two cancellations in a row, and a wet circuit that I primed Wednesday afternoon and plan to use for […]

Saturday Morning Brunch IV

Saturday Morning Brunch (Late Mid-March) Welcome back and hello. March Madness is kicking in (for those of you that follow College basketball here in America).  If not- it’s closer to Spring and a true reason to lift our spirits and celebrate. So today’s topic is somewhat whimsical. It’s like that first gust of Spring air […]

Saturday Morning Brunch III

(Mid March) (Click Here if you want to skip to a list of posts) Foot Prints ? (Click Here to go directly to the comments section) I debated on whether this should be a “Brunch Topic“, an “About Topic“, or a regular “Daily Post Topic“. The bottom line was this- it’s just a topic header.  […]

Saturday Morning Brunch II

Saturday Morning Brunch (First  Weekend of March) (Click Here if you want to skip to a list of posts) Let’s Pig Out ! Lechon from the Philippines Surf’s Up ! And it’s a bit earlier than Saturday here in the states, but I launched early to accommodate the other half of the world. G”Day, guten […]

Surfers’ 5 YEAR Anniversary! Retro to Feb 2011: Saturday Morning Brunch I

The European Contingent

A RETRO look at the second post on Circuit Surfers (Feb 25th 2011).  Where are all the RED dots? Editor’s Note: I chose the 2nd post because the 1st one was to put it mildly- somewhat embarrassing. It’s like re-reading something you wrote back in 6th grade embarrassing. What is NOT embarrassing, is that over […]