From Our Colleagues in Azerbaijan: Pulmonary Endarterctomy

Editor’s Note: I got an email from a colleague that has been a friend and supporter of Circuit Surfers for the past 6 years or so, Mr.Cuneyt iImamoglu.  I included a little extra information below the body of his article and wish to thank and compliment his team for their tremendous accomplishment! Good Luck and […]

Novick Cardiac Alliance is happy to announce our return to building pediatric open heart programs in Iraq!

Click image above to visit this website Editor’s Note: I have been in contact with Dr. Novick, and Brian Forsberg LP, CCP, MPH, for almost the entire tenure of the Circuit Surfers blog.  I am impressed that our approaches and goals are so similarly tuned, and have always believed in what they (and this blog) stand […]

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 […]

Free 3/8 Tubing (expired)

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From Istanbul: Heart Art…

Editor’s Note: Just taking a moment to share a moment- happened to see this on FB- and after seeing a quick ECMO article- went to the source- and found this Turkish FB site: Kartal Koşuyolu Kalp Hastanesi Hospital   Address Denizer Caddesi Cevizli Kavşağı No: 2Cevizli / Kartal İSTANBUL 72000 Kartal, İstanbul Phone +90 216 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heart Team Philippines: To The Mountain Top!

TIWALA Editor’s Note: I saw the series of photos you are about to see (below) and was struck by their beauty, the spirit behind the climb, and the sense of comradarie they conveyed. Weng has been a huge supporter of “Surfers since it’s inception, and when we met- she had just graduated.  Since then she […]

An ECMO in OMAN: FB Discussion

Editor’s Note: I saw this discussion on the Perfusion.com Group FB page, and thought it merited a post here on ‘Surfes– to demonstrate how effective new media communication can be in real time. Please feel free to add to the discussion 🙂 Frank = Saleh Al Harthy Yesterday at 9:36am · Al Amarat, Oman – […]

The Nepal Earthquake: Can Perfusionists Help?

    Editor’s Note: I spared the worst pictures, with so much tragedy in Nepal- all I can ask is how we as a community can help.  I know there are many many GoFundMe’s and what not- but in this case perhaps we as a perfusion community can reach out and help one of our […]

Heart-To-Heart: International Perfusion Missions

Editor’s Note: Other world perfusion is something I think I missed out on.  Can’t call it 3rd world- because it is after all OUR world. There is something exotically exciting about becoming involved in a mission- in a new and different country- and making such a huge difference to people you would otherwise never have met […]

Perfusion Iraq: Night Lights

Editor’s Note: Found this enlightening (no pun) innovation on the perfusion.com FB page. Submitted by:  Ahmed G. Sarfan Local machine light When we loss the support, we should go on.. Local HLM light designed by local Nasiriyah Heart Center team. Very nice 🙂

CURRENT: Available Perfusion Jobs

Editor’s Note: Here is a great link to a large number of employment opportunities.  This is a great resource for employers as well as job seekers.  It is provided by Perfusion.Com, and is ALWAYS current. Good luck 🙂 Frank Click image above to view available positions.

Perfusion IRAQ: Hussein Najim

“For the situation in my country made me a man in every sense and I was able to achieve what you dreamed it despite the difficult circumstances in which we live. I wish to live in peace.” Click to enlarge.  An amazing photo 🙂 Editors ‘Note: I have followed Hussein Najim’s FB page for a […]

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 […]

2015 : A Perfusion Flash Mob

Editor’s Note: I have been doing this for 4 years now, and am astonished to see the outpouring of community spirit by perfusionists from all over the globe.  We used to not know each other :).  It reminded me a bit of a flash mob. A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who […]

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

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 […]

The William Novick Cardiac Alliance: We Need Perfusionists !

The William Novick Cardiac Alliance Dear Friends, We are very pleased to announce The William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance, a new foundation formed by Dr. William Novick and the clinical and administrative staff he has mentored and shared his vision with for the past 21 years. The Novick Cardiac Alliance is committed to bringing sustainable […]

The William Novick Cardiac Alliance: We Need Perfusionists !

The William Novick Cardiac Alliance To volunteer or make an inquiry please email  Brian C. Forsberg MPH CCP. Dear Friends We are very pleased to announce The William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance, a new foundation formed by Dr. William Novick and the clinical and administrative staff he has mentored and shared his vision with for […]

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 […]

A Tale of 2 Countries: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the United States and India

Click image to view source article Editor’s Note: Acknowledgments to the listed below author below, as well as my Indian friend Bijender Singh Bali who led me to this link on FB 🙂 A Tale of 2 Countries: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the United States and India = Sowmya R. Rao, PhD⇑ […]

Plz Donate: Intervention Doesn’t Stop AFTER the Operation…

“This would make the realistic GoFundMe goal approximately $10,800- a sum that represents less than the purchase price of a used car…” Click Image Above to Donate 🙂 Editor’s Note: I was checking FB the other day, and spotted a compelling story on the page of a long distance friend (as well as colleague on this […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

EBOLA: Protective Gear: How to AVOID Contamination

Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties in […]

EBOLA: Facts NOT Myths – A brief primer for all of us

Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties in […]

EBOLA: For Ebola caregivers, enormous fear, risk and bravery

  Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties […]

EBOLA: Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings

Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Letters from a Perfusionist in Germany: Coming to America…

Editor’s Note: Hi Guys, I got this letter from a perfusionist in Germany. I don’t know if the ABCP recognizes Perfusion Certification from Europe.  I guess the question is- can he sit for the ABCP boards? Hi Frank, hope u can help.. i want to immigrate to the states after i finish my Master degree […]

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, […]

A WORLD of Perfusionists…

– EACH dot- Represents a city that has visited CircuitSurfers 🙂 Established On :  2 / 20 / 2011 Owner & President:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Passing 405,000 + Visits… 194 countries and 450 + CV programs visit and contribute here. 965 Face Book Friends Readership Outreach:  10 Face Book Perfusion Group Memberships https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfusione.ita/  Italian […]

Writers & Bloggers Wanted :

Hi- Wanted to see if there are any perfusionists out there that like to write- or want to write about their perfusion experiences? Perfusionists from all corners of the World are invited to participate … Writing / blogging is basically taking taking your point of view on aspects of perfusion and sharing it with others […]

Why I want to be a Perfusionist? I want to save lives.

Editor’s Note: I got this message in the comments section.  I don’t know exactly what the question is:  Looking to get into school- or just graduated and looking for a position? What is clear to me is that this was a very compelling narrative about our profession- So let’s help him / her out shall […]