The Sanibel Perfusion PodCast: When VISION Becomes Reality…

Editor’s Note:   In terms of perfusion interaction and communication, there are a few seminal moments I’m sure all of us recognize as game changers, paradigm shifts, and technological improvements that could be compared as dynamic as the transition from bubble oxygenators, to hollow fibre membrane technology. Some examples of perfusion evolution in terms of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Letters From the Philippines: Improving O2 Transfer?

Editor’s Note: Hi Guys, I got this letter from a Filipino  perfusionist via FaceBook.  If any of you have any engineering insights into the mechanics of increasing Oxygenator surface area for improving O2/CO2 exchange , can you send replies to Kevin Tabamo’s FB page? Thanks ! = = 🙂 Frank Click image to respond directly […]

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 […]

Diversity- Thy Name is ‘Surfers …

Close to 3 Years ago…  We looked a bit like this… = Now, We are starting to look a little more like this. Editor’s Note: I was thinking today about international perfusion awareness and how new media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon) has played a role in terms of the entire global perfusion community […]

Letters From Saudi Arabia: Plz Recommend a Perfusion Program

Editor’s Note: Hi Guys, I got this letter from a graduating nursing student from Saudi Arabia. If you have any suggestions for a great perfusion school you would like to recommend- please respond here in the comments section, or directly to Mr. Wafe at his listed email address. I need your help from Saudi Arabia […]

Letters From Pakistan: Questions on the CardioHelp System

Click image to view manufacturer’s information on this product- Editor’s Note: Hi Guys, I got this letter from a Pakistani perfusionist via LinkedIn.  If any of you have any Experience using the CardioHelp System, can you send replies here to ‘Surfers? I have no experience with the device, so it would be inappropriate for me […]

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 […]

A Blast from the Past ! Perfusion 1995

Editor’s Note: In 1995: There was no ECECT meeting yet European Certificate in Cardiovascular Perfusion was a year away Standards of Practice in Clinical Perfusion in Australasia were two years away Perflist was just beginning under Sue Boetcher’s pioneering mantle- Perfusion dot com was becoming a reality (Bryan Lich was about to profoundly change perfusion […]

Around the (Distant) Pump Room by Martin Gill, CCP.

An AMAZING Perfusion Publication ! (Contact Martin on how to Subscribe) Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor (former), ANCZP Gazette email for subscription: martin.gill@health.nsw.gov.au (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: Martin Gill is a gifted writer and supporter of perfusion international relations and improving perfusion practice- wherever it may be. He has […]

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 […]

It’s In The Eyes … What Perfusionists See

Hello Kittty … 🙂 Editor’s Note: Well in the OR it’s usually from the top of the head- to the mask that we focus on when communicating with our friends and peers.  A small space from forehead to the mask is usually all we see– sometimes the mask comes off- and then we see the […]

Circuit Surfers is 2 Years Old !

Why?  Cuz I think cool pictures are part of our lives … 2 Years … Wow !  Never really thought it would go this long- or that it went by so fast. First of all- Thanks all of you for joining and reading.  Slowly you guys started trusting or at least enjoying the site- and […]

From South Korea: A Very Cool Peds Perfusion Video

Editor’s Note: Was checking out some perfusion Facebook groups, and came across a very cool perfusion video from  Lee Jinkwon (a South Korean perfusionist). Here is his introduction: Lee Jinkwon “Hello, My name is Lee Jinkwon. South Korea, Sejong general Hospital Congenital cardiac sugery team, Perfusionist.. I introduce to our Neonate circuit. We use to […]

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 […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Wrap-Up]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Saturday Afternoon]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Saturday Morning]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Friday]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Thursday]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Wednesday]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

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 […]

Heading Up North [ 2 ] Friday Night @ Michigan Conference

At the Family Cabin in Lake City The Details on the Conference can be Found Below… Click Image to View details ….  Should be good 🙂 So…  Here is the run-down on Friday night in Traverse City Michigan 🙂 Got here and am hanging out at the lake. Am excited to think of meeting some […]

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 […]

Heading Up North [ 1 ] Family, Fishing, & A Perfusion Conference

This was Right after I moved to Texas ! ( She’s a bit bigger now 🙂 = ) YO !  It’s Summer Vacation Time ! Flying up North to Michigan to hook up with my wife and kids- (they have been up for 2 weeks or so), connecting with some old friends, close relatives, some […]

Most Frequently Visited Places On ‘Surfers

Nothing like Dropping In on a Great Wave … Same as dropping in here and saying hello, or making a comment or suggestion, or just being part of something a little new and different. Thank you so much for visiting. Here is a list of the places most often looked at her on this shiny […]

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 […]

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 […]

Offering: Perfusion Group- QA / P&P Development…

Do You Need A Vibrant- Interactive- Internet Presence ? A Corporate Website A Searchable Online Policy & Procedure Database An On-Line QA / Demographic database A Staff Credentialing Database A Face Book Presence A Twitter Presence Do YOU NEED an Interactive On-Line QA / Policy & Procedure Site ? If you are interested in developing […]

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 […]

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 […]

To India: Long Distance Advice…

Editor’s Note: I was just kicking around Face Book when I got an online message from somewhere in India (I believe). Let me clarify 1st-  that I DO NOT represent myself or this blog as a Perfusion Help Line- but I do advocate that we use new media to facilitate situations exactly like this. So […]

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… =

Perfusion Group- Website Development…

If you are interested in developing a corporate web presence for your perfusion group, or wish to develop an online QA program please contact: email:  Lazarus Technologies, LLC When is a Policy or Procedure Recommendation Welcomed the Most? When you need it immediately Which implies an emergency or unexpected clinical event Which further suggests that […]

Letters From Italy: Thesis Topic Suggestions?

Elisabetta Maio Hi Guys, I got this letter from a young Italian perfusion student.  She is looking for ideas for her thesis. Do you all have any suggestions? There are a million possibilities.  If any of you have any ideas- please submit them or leave Elisabetta a message in the comments section? Thanks ! = […]

Please Review My Site

I think the worst thing anybody can do… Is sit thinking they are all-that– and have it all wrapped up. Just when you think it’s all good, you find out that, that just maybe- it’s not as cute as you thought, and indeed- some polishing may be required. New and shiny only lasts so long, […]

ECMOjo : Online ECMO Simulator [Reprint]

(Click Image Above to View Site and Test Drive The Simulator) I was surfing the net (actually I was looking at the newest perfusion website I have become familiar with- a very cool site–  perfusione.net ) when I happened across this ECMO simulator and decided to take a look at it. Manufactures and Product Insert […]

A Global Foum ? Yeah ! We Can Do It !

A Picture of the Sun… I would like a Global Forum. It is necessary and far past due. My hope is that eventually, this blog will be considered a resource for all of us. I need help. I need writers and opinions from all over the globe. So please tell your friends if they are […]

Perfusion Line: Q & A Prep for the Perfusion Board Exam

Click Image to GoTo Quiz Section… Perfusion Line is currently offering an excellent online learning opportunity for Perfusionists and Students. There is a database containing 1,800 Q&A – with references – that may be useful to review as a preparatory tool for your board certification or revalidation. It should also be a valuable tool to […]

Post Your Meeting or Mission: It’s Free

(Click Image to view Calendar) The Benefits of Posting Your Meeting or Mission on CircuitSurfers.Com It’s Free Provides Links to: Conference Site Organization Site Contact Info Venue Local Attractions You will Reach: Perfusionists from all 50 States 141 Foreign Countries 350 + International Heart Programs You Can Update it On-The-Fly Just Send an Email To […]

CircuitSurfers YouTube

(Click on Image to Visit CircuitSurfers YouTube) Editor’s Note: I thought about it for awhile, and figured that an easy access repository for online videos might be a nice additional resource to have on board here @ CircuitSurfers. Again, the intent here is NOT to reinvent the wheel, rather- make easily available some tremendous work […]

Media Scrum

(This is actually @ the End of the day…) An interesting day in the OR here. Every once in a while a high profile case that is deemed “media-worthy” falls into your lap. In this case it’s a charity pediatric ASD repair for a young girl from south of our southern borders. I’m a bystander […]

Live Blog: ANZCP Down Under [3]

Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note:  This opportunity is provided by the efforts of, Mr. Martin Gill, perfusionist, who is attending this meeting in Sydney. The intention here @ CircuitSurfers is to offer up a library of these types of objective POV’s (Points of View) to highlight […]

Live Blog: ANZCP Down Under [2]

Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note:  This opportunity is provided by the efforts of, Mr. Martin Gill, perfusionist, who is attending this meeting in Sydney. The intention here @ CircuitSurfers is to offer up a library of these types of objective POV’s (Points of View) to highlight […]

Live Blog: ANZCP Down Under [1]

Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note:  This opportunity is provided by the efforts of, Mr. Martin Gill, perfusionist, who is attending this meeting in Sydney. The intention here @ CircuitSurfers is to offer up a library of these types of objective POV’s (Points of View) to highlight […]

Live Blog: ANZCP Down Under [0]

Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note:  This opportunity is provided by the efforts of, Mr. Martin Gill, perfusionist, who is attending this meeting in Sydney. Thank you sir for your effort & contribution. The intention here @ CircuitSurfers is to offer up a library of these types […]

ECMOjo : Online ECMO Simulator

(Click Image Above to View Site and Test Drive The Simulator) I was surfing the net (actually I was looking at the newest perfusion website I have become familiar with- a very cool site–  perfusione.net ) when I happened across this ECMO simulator and decided to take a look at it. Manufactures and Product Insert […]

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 […]

Live Blog: TPA Seminar: Day 2

Media Journalism by… Mr. Whitt Behr,  Perfusion Student at the Vanderbilt School of Perfusion The Tennessee Perfusion Association Conference: Live via Twitter… September 23-24 Editor’s Note:  This opportunity is provided by the laudable initiative of Mr. Behr.  He  reflects well on his university (Vanderbilt) and it’s perfusion program. As well, it should be mentioned that […]

Live Blog: TPA Seminar: Day 1

Media Journalism by… Mr. Whitt Behr,  Perfusion Student at the Vanderbilt School of Perfusion The Tennessee Perfusion Association Conference: Live via Twitter… September 23-24 Editor’s Note:  This opportunity is provided by the laudable initiative of Mr. Behr.  He  reflects / represents well regarding his university (Vanderbilt) and it’s perfusion program. As well, it should be […]

Hypoplastic Left Heart

Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Pediatric Heart Surgery Performed by Dr Redmond Burke – Click to View Miami Children’s Hospital Dr. Burke and his Team… “Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome” Performed by Redmond Burke M.D. Pediatric Heart Surgery Miami Children’s Hospital Department of Cardiovascular Surgery www.pediatricheartsurgery.com Anesthesiologist: Danielle Madrill M.D. Pediatric Cardiologist: Abdul […]

Complete Atrio-Ventricular Canal

Complete Atrio-Ventricular Canal: CAVC Repair Pediatric Heart Surgery Performed by Dr Redmond Burke Thank you to  Dr. Golovenko  for sharing the above  link on Twitter… – Click to View Miami Children’s Hospital Dr. Burke and his Team… “Redmond Burke MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital, demonstrates the operative repair and postoperative […]

Interrupted Aortic Arch VSD

Interrupted Aortic Arch VSD, IAAVSD Neonatal Repair Thank you to  Dr. Golovenko  for sharing the above  link on Twitter… Click to View Miami Children’s Hospital Dr. Burke and his Team… “This video shows the surgical technique for neonatal repair of Interrupted Aortic Arch and Ventricular Septal Defect. This is a rare congenital heart birth defect. […]

OSU: 1st Surgery Live Tweets

Live-tweeting surgery: Lessons from a successful debut This is a reprinted article: (To View this article Click Here) Ohio State University Medical Center shares its early concerns, its process, and guidelines for how best to use tweets and video during live coverage. By Jessica Levco | Posted: June 20, 2011 At first, Ohio State University Medical […]

Case Study: CPB & Pregnancy

Case Study:  CPB & Pregnancy by Steve Sutton, LP, CCP Steve Sutton is well known and highly regarded into today’s Perfusion community.  He is a strong proponent for advancing Perfusion education and in pursuing that goal,  he has given numerous presentations at some of the most  premier Perfusion meetings held each year. Along with his […]