TAVR: TransAortic or TransFemoral?

Editor’s Note: The last few places I have visited were programs that were scaling up their TAVR programs. ¬†There are¬†some pretty exciting and innovative technologies on the rise in the realm of Hybrid technology. ¬†Many of us standby for these procedures, I personally have only had to place one patient on emergent CPB- primarily for […]

AngioVac 101: A Perfusion Primer

Editor’s Note: Thought I would drop a quick primer on the use of the AngioVac system for percutaneous clot extraction. ¬†The YouTube video right below¬†is very comprehensive and should explain 90%of our involvement as well as the process. Have an excellent Monday! ¬†ūüôā Equipment Images Process¬† Product Description   All contents are sterile/single-use only. This […]

Welcome to HIPEC!

2 Cone Heads ūüôā Editor’s Note: I had an opportunity to assist and learn how to do a HIPEC procedure. ¬†This was an extraordinary experience, and this perfusion group in Iowa should¬†definitely be recognized for the advanced perfusion techniques they do routinely, that many of us have never had the opportunity to be a part […]

Platelet Gel Systems & Comparisons

“Although modest in terms of complexity, and clinical challenge, platelet gel does rear it‚Äôs head for those of us that are in accounts that employ the use of this modality.” Editor’s Note: Today’s menu is less esoteric- and however bland, represents one of the many¬†adjunct therapies and applications that perfusionists are involved in, that are […]

New Technologies: The MedLED CHROME Headlight

Editor’s Note: Recently at one¬†of the OR’s I was visiting, we had a visit from a rep from The KLS Martin Group, regarding a fresh perspective on an old problem: Cordless Headlights that have the muscle to last through an open heart procedure. I was impressed with the enthusiasm and tenaciousness of this KLS representative,¬†Lauren […]

CARDIOHELP: An In-Service for MD’s, Perfusionists, & Nurses

Click Image to visit CARDIOHELP website Editor’s Note: We are looking at a new system to integrate into our ECMO program, and today we had an in-service from¬†MAQUET, who owns, distributes, and supports the CARDIOHELP ECLS system. This was a 3.5 hour in-service designed to educate physicians, perfusionists, and nurses. ¬†It was offered for three […]

Cardiac Stents [1] Are We Stenting too Much ?

“At a time when the health care industry faces much ambiguity through reform, one certainty is apparent: Resources will be more constrained as we face a shortage of physicians, an influx of chronic condition patients, and declining reimbursements.” Editor’s Note: I had an interesting discussion with our chief cardiac surgeon the other day, it is […]

Perfusion Art: “My Colleagues”

  “My Colleagues”¬† ¬†¬†________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬†¬†Suneel Lakki Equipment:¬†¬†Digital Editing:¬† Photoshop: ¬†Metal Gradient. Narrative:¬†Eyes up & Eyes down Time & Place:¬†¬† 2014 Fortis Memorial Research Institute About The Picture: ¬†Eye contact has been made… To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:¬† EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Transeptal RA to LA”

“Transeptal RA to LA”¬† ¬†¬†________Click image to enlarge Sketch Artist: ¬†Brian White Equipment:¬†¬†Pen & Projector Editing:¬† Photoshop:¬† Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:¬†Sometimes art is needed to understand the entire picture. Transeptal RA to LA off load cannula with VA ECMO. Time & Place:¬†¬† 2014¬† West Texas About The Picture: ¬†Sometimes you gotta get artistic […]

Perfusion Art: “Timid”

“Timid”¬† ¬†¬†________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬† Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:¬† Digital Editing:¬† Photoshop:¬† Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:¬†Scrubbed in for 1 hour- and gloves are totally clean… 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

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 […]

Perfusion Art: “Heart Surgery in Texas”

“Heart Surgery in Texas”¬† ¬†¬†________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: This is a great picture-¬†Nikki going to town right b4 a heart case. Photographer:¬† Nikki’s Friend Equipment:¬† Digital Editing:¬† Photoshop:¬† Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:¬†Riding herd before a heart case. Time & Place:¬†¬† 2014¬† West Texas About The Picture:¬† Before-Bypass To View The Entire […]

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 […]

Perfusion Art: “B F F”

“B F F”¬† ¬†¬†________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬† Cik Abul Equipment:¬† Digital Editing:¬† Photoshop:¬† Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: Malaysian perfusionist:¬† “The Clamp is BFF” Time & Place:¬†¬†¬†The World: 2014 About The Picture:¬† Before-Bypass About The Artist: I Think this says it all ūüôā To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To […]

Perfusion Art: “Breakfast Club”

“Breakfast Club”¬† ¬†¬†________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬†¬†Dario Fichera Equipment:¬† Digital Editing:¬† Photoshop:¬† Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:¬†Typical chats B4 Bypass Time & Place:¬†¬†¬†The World: 2014 About The Picture:¬† Before-Bypass About The Artist: I Think this says it all ūüôā To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:¬† EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Oximetry”

“Oximetry”¬† ¬†¬†________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: This is a great picture- but it is also a great addition to our practice. The¬†CASMED FORE-SIGHT Cerebral Oximeter has definitely improved our insight (in terms of adequacy of cerebral perfusion). Click Here to see the Technical Specs… Photographer:¬† Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:¬† Digital Editing:¬† Photoshop:¬† […]

FORE-SIGHT: Anticipating and Mediating Cerebral Ischemia?

Click Image to view corporate site. Editor’s Note: I used the FORE-SIGHT cerebral oximeter, the other day on a patient with documented carotid disease.¬† I watched the monitor closely for changes as the changes were made while on bypass (Q, pressure, sweep gas, temperature, cardiac index, X-clamping, cardioplegia, and so forth). It is a sensitive […]

The Paradigm Shift of the Innocent Minds

‚ÄúThere is innocence in admiration and it occurs to those who have not yet realized that they might one day be admired.‚ÄĚ Author / Editor: Co-Editor Anna Lou Villena ūüôā [16] Making the perfusion arena known to the innocent minds of the 5th graders from Changchun American International School was challenging and yet turned out […]

A New Perfusion EMR System: Try it- It’s FREE !

Editor’s Note: I got an email regarding a new EMR platform for Perfusionists. ¬†Having designed numerous database systems before, this would in my opinion be worth taking a look at. ¬†I will review the system in the coming week. ¬†In the mean time- download it and check it out ūüôā ¬† Hey it’s FREE ! […]

Femoral Cannulation for CPB: Tips and Discussion…

Editors Note: I got this email today: “Respected Sir / Mam, This is Shahriar from Bangladesh. I am interested to know about femoral bypass technique. ¬†Awaiting for your kind suggestion. Regards, Towfiq Shahriar Islam Khan, Perfusionist IBN SINA Hospital (Cardiac Centre) Bangladesh” Hence, the following article. Please feel free to add suggestions or advise as […]

A New Perfusion EMR System: Try it- It’s FREE !

Editor’s Note: I got an email regarding a new EMR platform for Perfusionists. ¬†Having designed numerous database systems before, this would in my opinion be worth taking a look at. ¬†I will review the system in the coming week. ¬†In the mean time- download it and check it out ūüôā ¬† Hey it’s FREE ! […]

The Avalon Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter

Have you used a percutaneous venous cannula like this? The AVALONELITE :¬† Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter (Click image to visit website) A Discussion on Cannula Positioning Proper cannula positioning in single site veno-venous extracorporeal life support (vv-ELS) is cumbersome and necessitates image guidance to obtain a safe and stable position within the heart and the […]

Drug Eluting v. Bare Metal Stents

Editor’s Note: Please review a previous article related to this issue as well-¬† Heart Surgery for the Poor? The Golden Goose Cardiologists once thought that drug-eluting stents (DES) were the greatest advance in the treatment of coronary artery disease CAD since the advent of bypass surgery. Using DES, studies showed, significantly reduced the problem of […]

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 ! = = ūüôā Frank Click image to respond directly […]

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 […]

When Your Valve Specialist- Becomes Your Teacher…

Matt Braga, Southwest Region Manager (Medtronic), getting us prepped for the Lab. Editor’s Note: There are a few things I have missed in my career development, one of which was direct hands-on experience 1st assisting on open-heart procedures, and and valve operations.¬† It seems I always 1st assisted at institutions that didn’t do open-hearts. Well, […]

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 […]

Perfusion Apps- Updated

Perfusion Apps … Well now that we have that shiny new smart phone.¬† What do we do with it, and more importantly, how do we get ourselves to become smarter than we already are? A true conundrum in a profession where intellectual elegance is measured in terms of survival and good patient outcomes. I’m being […]

ECMO Research Study : This is a PAID Survey…

Editor’s Note: I spoke with this gentleman on the phone for a bit.¬† He was a well spoken and forthright individual.¬† This survey is important for our profession in terms of evaluating new ECMO principals and applications. Please respond to his email or phone number if you are interested in participating in the survey/study ūüôā […]

Pumping Down in Hybrid !

” Proper collaboration and teamwork among cardiothoracic surgeon and anesthesiologist, cardiologist, perfusionist, technician and nurses are very much essential for a successful functioning of a hybrid operating room.” Author / Editor: Co-Editor Anna Lou Villena ūüôā [15] Unexpectedly as it was ordered ‚ÄúSTAT‚ÄĚ (from the Latin word STATIM = immediately), the Heart Lung Machine was […]

VAD’s & Device Availability List

A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical circulatory device that is used to partially or completely replace the function of a failing heart. Some VADs are intended for short term use, typically for patients recovering from heart attacks or heart surgery, while others are intended for long-term use (months to years and in some […]

Cerebral Oximetry: FORE-SIGHT versus Hindsight

Click Image to view corporate site. Editor’s Note: I have used BIS monitoring forever, and have always found it a very valuable tool. So recently I get an email from a guy named Eric Sughrue, and some stuff about the FORE-SIGHT cerebral oximeter. At first I wasn’t that interested, but he was exceptionally polite, professional, […]

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 […]

Street_ECMO

Click images to enlarge Editors Note: I got an email from my overseas friend, Dario Fichera, an Italian perfusionist that is very involved in the international perfusion community. (Dario has been involved in perfusion mission work to Africa .) Below are some pictures of a mobile ECMO (Street ECMO) emergency aid station that the Italians […]

Hybrid OR [3] Day 1 Debut

In Technicolor or Black & White ? Editor’s Note: Over the past year or so, a Hybrid room as been under construction, here in West Texas.¬† Being very close to one of the cardiac operating rooms- during this process, the sounds of drilling and hammering mix in with Pink Floyd, Annie Lennox, some “ya-done-me-wrong” Texas […]

A Quick Guide to Changing Out the Terumo FX15 / 25 Oxygenator

Editor’s Note: I had an early Op-Cab and was looking at a primed circuit that I had set up the day before- for a case that was also an Op-Cab.¬† It was primed with Normal Saline, no meds, and would have been fine to use on our patient today. I decided to go ahead and […]

The Jena Universal Perfusion System

Click image above to view source article A Universal Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuit for Cardiac Surgery The system was developed as a universal cardiopulmonary bypass circuit for cardiac surgery. The central part is a new type of reservoir, which is an assembly of two components:¬† the lower half is comparable to a standard hard-shell reservoir as […]

Hybrid OR [1] The Genesis of

Meet Andrea…¬† One part of the beginning of the process- Editor’s Note: Over the past year or so, a Hybrid room as been under construction, here in West Texas.¬† Being very close to one of the cardiac operating rooms- during this process, the sounds of drilling and hammering mix in with Pink Floyd, Annie Lennox, […]

Long-Term Outcomes Favor Heart Surgery Over Stents and Angioplasty

Long-Term Outcomes Favor Heart Surgery Over Stents and Angioplasty Released: 1/23/2013 8:00 AM EST Embargo expired: 1/29/2013 3:05 AM EST Source Newsroom: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (more news from this source) Press conference: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. PT Room 512, LA Convention Center Newswise ‚ÄĒ Los Angeles‚ÄĒPatients who undergo coronary artery bypass […]

The CentriMag VAD : Insertion & Cannulaes

The CentriMag Pump Display Console and Drive Units Operative Technique RVAD The right ventricular assist device (RVAD) is usually established with the right atrium as the inflow and the main pulmonary artery as the outflow. LVAD The outflow of the LVAD is the ascending aorta except in unusual cases where the descending aorta or a […]

Cardiac Assist Devices for Patients Ineligible for Transplant

Click image to view source article Bridges? Jarvik Heart, a New York-based maker of miniaturized heart assist devices announced Monday that the company has received regulatory approval for a clinical trial designed to test a ventricular assist device for end-stage heart failure patients. The patients are those that are not candidates for an eventual heart […]

New Technologies: The Hemobag:

Editor’s Note: A friend of mine asked me for my opinion of the Hemobag, a blood-salvaging device designed for whole blood recovery of residual post-CPB volume. I have never used it- so I ask for your opinions on the efficacy as it pertains to ultrafiltration, perioperative cellsaving, and scavenging the residual volume of the ECC […]

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 […]

HEXMO: Miniaturized ECMO

Click image above to view Source Article Editor’s Note: A submission and link found on Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!. Submitted by:¬† Hiroyuki Kuromitsu This technology is still in the research stages, but seems very workable and sophisticated.¬† I have no idea about a time table for in-vivo human trials. = = Click image to view entire […]

New Technologies : CORMATRIX: Bio-Tissue Technology

Click image to view source article = = Editor’s Note: This is a product I discovered while reading online @ the FB site “Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!” an I Italian on-line perfusion group.¬† My frriend Emiliano Vitalini posted the link for the article- and I had seen an insert on it before- so thought I would […]

A VERY Cool CPB Weaning Simulator !

Click the image above to see the simulator Editor’s Note: I found this little gem while reading¬†Emiliano Vitalini‘s FB page.¬† It is a lot of fun to play with, and I believe it will lend some insight as well as being an online clinical simulator. Definitely worth checking out ūüôā Developed by: Click the image […]

Percutaneous AVR

Editor’s Note: I saw an interesting image of an aortic stent on the SUNY FB page, and followed their link to the source.¬† I think the images and concept are perfusion-review worthy, so I thought I would bring it to you and see what you think. Aortic Valve Replacement Module Provides comprehensive practice on endovascular […]

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 […]

Perfusion Apps: Perfusion Tools v2

Click on image to download this App. Rating: not yet rated Likely User: CCP / MD / BSN Best Attribute: Sleek & Quick Caveat: None Developer:¬† Patrick Carfrey, CCP Description:¬† This tool provides quick and easy calculations of perioperative values such as Estimated Blood Loss. Perfect for Cardiovascular Perfusionists. Process: Just enter the following patient […]

The Hybrid O.R. An Introductory Dialogue

Editor’s Note: This is an exploratory post on Hybrid OR’s.¬† The link below is an excellent introduction to the subject, and the dialogue / conversation framed at the heart of this posts- is obviously taken from a beginners perspective. Any links, or insights would be greatly welcomed in the comments section- Click image to view […]

New Technologies : FerroFluids- Artificial Heart Technology

Click image to view source article Editor’s Note: I got this link from a friend of mine, an extremely talented Operating Room instructor, Paul Landman. “Saw this while reading a news app. Thought you’d find it interesting. Ferrofluid heart mimics human biology to circulate blood.” A new ferrofluid-based artificial heart design seeks to aid transplant […]

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 ! = […]

MicroCircuits & Rapping : [Reprint]

MicroCircuits & Rapping (Click Here if you want to skip to a list of posts) In the last 15 months, our institution decided to get aggressive about reducing our transfusion rate, and the numbers of patients that had postoperative bleeding issues. Originally our aim was to reduce the circuit size and use the integrated microcircuits […]

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 […]

Take the Leash off: The Wireless VAD

Click Image to View Article I ran across a link of this article on the SUNY FB site. So a big thank you to SUNY ūüôā . “Tetherless” power-transmission technology could radically change LVAD therapy…¬† By Reed Miller Ft Lauderdale, FL– Engineers have been trying to create a completely implantable ventricular assist device (VAD) that […]

Product Review: Orpheus Perfusion Simulator

Editors Comment: I first saw this simulator discussed in a very fine Live Blog of the 2011 ANZCP Perfusion Conference, forwarded by Mr. Martin Glill, perfusionist¬† from Australia. I personally haven’t seen it deployed or demonstrated at a conference, because I don’t go to as many perfusion meetings as I would like to. So here […]

Product Review: Medos Pediatric Oxygenators

I saw a question regarding the Medos Pediatric Oxygenator, and thought I would I would lay down some details gleaned form a google search. This is not an endorsement or advertisement, simply some company details and product specifications. Click any image to view the Medos¬† corporate site.¬† (It’s in German) Click image to enlarge.

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 […]

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 […]

Fiber Optic IABP :

Any Comments or Observations ? – Nooo…¬† It’s NOT – the “Little Shop of Horrors” Plant (As Editor… I get to do cool stuff like this…) / Regarding Fiber Optic IABP’s … We have migrated completely to fiber optic Intraaortic Balloons. What is your experience with these? Any clinical issues? I have looked for any […]

Anastamotic Devices

A Review of Anastamotic¬† SVG devices Proximal anastomotic connectors have been developed to facilitate the anastomosis between the saphenous vein graft (SVG) and the ascending aorta without the use of a partially occluding clamp. The rationale for development of such technology was primarily to minimize the potential for embolization of aortic atheromatous debris. In addition, […]

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 […]

Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter

Have you used a percutaneous venous cannula like this? The AVALONELITE :¬† Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter (Click image to visit website) We are looking for a percutaneous cannula that transits the internal jugular to the superior vena cava, right atrium, and inferior vena cava. I have looked at this cannula online, but it looks like […]

AngioVac

Looking for Written protocols Anybody have any Experience with this Technology? (Click Image to View Website) I got a Facebook Question today… “Do you know of any written protocols for the Angiovac? I have emailed the company and asked for an inservice and protocols and have not heard back from them. Thanks, Michelle” The Company […]

The Joshua Story [1]

A Bridge¬† to ? A while ago I got a tweet from someone I didn’t know at all… I don’t get a lot of major league support or endorsements from people that visit here, but certainly I have gotten plenty of encouragement. To get a comment like this, from out of the blue was a […]

Mr. Sid Yarrow: Perfusion Pioneer

Perfusion Profiles Mr. Sid Yarrow:¬† New Zealander :¬† Perfusion Pioneer ¬†To View All the Profile Series…¬† Click Here. A Pioneer Passes… Editors Note:¬† The first part of this story was posted by Tim Willcox, CCP (Australia) on Perflist. I felt it such an inspiring story, that I tried to dig up a little bit more […]

Need Information ASAP on NOVALUNG

Talya Frey to Perflist show details 9:14 AM (15 hours ago) Need Information ASAP on NOVALUNG We have a 10 kg patient with pHTN that our team is interested in using the Novalung device to treat worsening RV function and chronic poor lung function. I am looking for any information regarding useage of this device, […]

New Technologies

The ROTOFLOW VAD (Maquet) This is the second post regarding VAD technology. These posts are not meant to promote or recommend any particular system over another system.¬† That is¬† not what this forum is about. These devices are out there and being used by our peers, so I ask exactly that from you- an honest […]

New Technologies:

The CentriMag VAD (Levitronix) I was asked by one of our surgeons about this device.¬† Having not seen it personally, I wanted to solicit opinions of individuals that have had the opportunity to either trial it- or have seen a demonstration of this device.¬† Any and all comments would be appreciated, please leave them in […]