My Perfusion Job Shadowing Experience: Day 2

Click HERE to view entire series 🙂 Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of what is a 3-part series- these first two posts presented by a young, soon-to-be medical professional who job shadowed for two days with me.   He is soon to graduate from a very prestigious university here in Texas, and has more than established […]

We Look for Flat Lines ___________

Well, it was one of those days… Unspoken Silence: When everyone worries…  We Look to get past this morning’s -double-or-triple-valve-something, one step at a time. And they were hard steps. The double-valve-something reemerged as it had been canceled a couple of days prior. The unspoken,  shared concern- was that this was a case that had the […]

A Day in the Life : A Hot Rainy Summer Day

Just one of those days.  Nothing scary on the horizon- and our desert world is getting watered 🙂 Loaded for Bear Torrential ?  Maybe not- but you never know when there will be some blood loss to be dealt with … One of those AAA cases with a socked-in retro-peritoneum.. Too much time on my […]

The Month of “The Aorta”

Click on this pic- It is awesome ! It’s been the month of “The Aorta”.  That is for sure.  A few surprises CABG’s shape-shifting to unplanned  AVR’s, or impromptu aortic resections. The aneurism, slips in like a hungry python.  Just shows up and there it is!  Puffed up in all it’s glory. So we deal […]

A Day in the Life : 2 Arches & 2 Hearts

It’s either FEAST or famine in this world of ours, and the last 2 1/2 days have been on the left side of that equation. fait accompli Torrential ?  Maybe not- but there was some blood to be dealt with … In English, (and in French) fait accompli means a course of events that has […]

Patient Premonitions

Predictable Science or Myth? Is there a negative consequence to patient premonitions? It takes a while to digest stuff- Yeah- did a heart today, and then another- first was an aortic valve replacement- second was a guy missing the last half of his right foot, who had lost his wife a year ago and needed […]