‘Surfers Media ThumbNails FOR 2012

Editor’s Note: I thought I would put together a thumbnail gallery of the life and times @ Circuit Surfers, as a way to let you- the reader- pick and choose what images you would like to look at.  Some of these are from the International Perfusion Art Gallery– while others were taken from various posts […]

Seeking Perfusion Job Shadow Opportunity in Jacksonville, Florida

Editor’s Note: Any of “Y’All” over there in Jacksonville want to help this prospective student out?  Please refer to her contact information and thanks for giving her a shot 🙂 Frank Hello Circuit Surfers team, My name is Rabia and I live in Jacksonville Florida. I’m applying to a CVP Perfusion Program. I have been following […]

Merry Christmas 2014 From Circuit Surfers !

Editor’s Note: I just want to thank all of you for the past year.  Each year provides challenges as well as outcomes that we help negotiate to ourselves. I am deeply appreciative for the many contributions and positive feedback over the last year- and am looking forward to a fantastic year ahead. My best wishes […]

Perfusion in Nepal: Interview With Laxmi Shrestha

“Technologies today have made world nearer. The social networking sites(SNS) as you have mentioned have been a source to communicate at few time in every field and every area. Similary, We perfusionist have also got a good platform for sharing our views, information, techniques by these sites. And yes, it has definitely made us easy […]

Perfusion Life: This Should Make Your Day!

Make 2016 COUNT ! Editor’s Note: Every once in awhile something comes across your desk (or screen) that is thought provoking and inspiring enough- to detach for a minute from out of our medicine clustered lives- and recognize the human spirit for what it is. -Magnificent!  It is because of because of inspiration that live’s are worth […]

Perfusion Life: A Colorful Song…

A Magical Song from Saudi Arabia Editor’s Note: Every once in awhile something comes across your desk (or screen) that is thought provoking and inspiring enough- to detach for a minute from out medicine clustered life- and recognize the human spirit for what it is. -Magnificent!  It is because of because of inspiration that live’s are worth […]

Perfusion Art: “The Repair”

“The Repair“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300 Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Gradient Layer Narrative:  Bental Procedure.  Left coronary osteal reimplantion Time & Place:  April 2008, San Juan Puerto Rico, About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a […]

Perfusion Art: “Thin Threads”

“Thin Threads“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300 Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Gradient Layer Narrative:  Bental Procedure. Time & Place:  April 2008, San Juan Puerto Rico, About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a physician.  She is in […]

CREF 2014: Wrapping it up- Beyond Day 4

Editor’s Note: Well it was 2,500 miles to make it all happen.  A lot of hotels, mountains, desserts, but I had to drive it to make the Perfusion Art Gallery get there.  And it DID happen 🙂 It happened at CREF 2014.  And the response was overwhelmingly great. The funny thing is- I wasn’t really […]

CREF 2014: Live Blog- Day 3

Editors Note: Welcome on Day 3 of CREF 2014!  I am attending this year, and have been Live Blogging this event throughout the conference.  Please check back often for updates as they happen. Thanks for following ‘Surfers, and enjoy the conference 🙂 Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Circuit Surfers dot com Day 3 Schedule: = […]

CREF 2014: Live Blog- Day 2

Editors Note: Welcome on Day 2 of CREF 2014!  I am attending this year, and have been Live Blogging this event throughout the conference.  Please check back often for updates as they happen. I would like to thank a few people for helping make this blog relevant and possible: Nadia Azuero, CCP, and Michael Pienta, […]

CREF 2014: Live Blog- Day 1

Editors Note: Welcome on Day 1 of CREF 2014!  I am attending this year, and will be Live Blogging this event throughout the next 4 days.  Please check back often for updates as they happen. Thanks for following ‘Surfers, and enjoy the conference 🙂 Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Circuit Surfers dot com CREF day […]

Perfusion Art: “Birds-eye view”

“Birds-eye view“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  CCP.  Saso Stoilov Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  By Saso Narrative:  Birds-eye view Time & Place: Hospital:Acibadem Sistina, Skopje-Macedonia About The Artist: CCP from Macedonia To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Colours of life”

“Colours of life“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  CCP.  Saso Stoilov Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  By Saso Narrative:   Blood, Plasma, and Blood Volume Expanders Time & Place: Hospital:Acibadem Sistina, Skopje-Macedonia About The Artist: CCP from Macedonia To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Pretzel Logic”

“Pretzel Logic“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300, Brains, Personality, and Sassy perspective Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Saturation & Spherize Narrative:  The Twists, Turns, & the Convolutions of the tubing of the ECC. Time & Place:  2013, USA About The Artist: Nadia is […]

Perfusion Art: “Cannulation”

“Cannulation“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300, Brains, Personality, and Sassy perspective Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Saturation & Spherize Narrative:   Aortic cannulation- about to hook up to arterial line. Time & Place:  2013, USA About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, […]

Perfusion Art: “Heavy Metal”

“Heavy Metal“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300, Brains, Personality, and Sassy perspective Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: gradient filter Narrative:   The Cardiac Arena …  Front Stage. Time & Place:  2013, USA About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently […]

Perfusion Art: “Shrink Wrap”

“Shrink Wrap“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  iphone 4S Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Liquify Narrative:   The hardware … Time & Place:  2013, USA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a physician.  She is in her 2nd […]

Perfusion Art: “The Zone”

“The Zone“ _____Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  iphone 4S Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Sphereize Narrative:   Inside the zone … Time & Place:  2013, USA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a physician.  She is in her 2nd year of Med […]

Tunnel Vision

Causes Extreme fear or distress, most often in the context of a panic attack. During periods of high adrenaline production, such as an intense physical fight. Altitude sickness, hypoxia in passenger aircraft Exposure to oxygen at a partial pressure above 1.5-2 atmospheres, producing central nervous system oxygen toxicity, notably while diving.  Other symptoms can include […]

Help ! PEDS & Adult: Locums Perfusionist Looking to Work…

(Meet David Webb, MS, LP, CCP) [26] Editor’s Note: Mr. David Webb, CCP, is an American perfusionist that sent a note my way, that goes as follows:  (He is looking for a locums position) “Frank, I hope this e-mail finds you well… Please consider posting my attached info. in your locum section of C.S.? Keep up the splendid […]

Back Table Setups: Bring-Back Hearts

The Setup Discussion: We were setting up case the other day, and had a new scrub getting a shot at passing instruments.  I was laughing and joked with them that it sounded like “Open Heart Boot Camp” – the way my friend  Andrea (the mentor) was drilling this young lady. Part of her process was […]

9.11.2001

Photo by Paul Landsman, Clinical Coordinator at South Plains College School of Surgical Technology.  Lubbock, West Texas. Thanks Paul 🙂 911 is like a Genetic Memory It is burned into the context of our society. * It begs the question of when the number 911 was initially designated as the universal distress signal, if there […]

From Point A to Point B : Packed Cells

Blood Transfusion on CPB I usually know if I am going to transfuse a patient during the course of cardiopulmonary bypass. Aside from the obvious co-factors associated with blood product administration (Kg, gender, HgB, age, susceptibility to stroke, estimated hemodilution, platelet count, antiplatelets Rx, and a few others), surgical dynamics also come into play. But […]

Perfusion Art: “Heme Jellyfish”

“Heme Jellyfish” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  iPhone 4 with instagram editing Editing:  instagram editing, Photoshop watercolor filter Narrative:   This is what happens when u drain an entire bag of cell saver into the cats by accident and then blood starts coming through…pretty cool looking Time & Place:  2012: […]

The Adventure Downunder : By David Webb, CCP

Editor’s Note: Mr. David Webb, CCP, is an American perfusionist that sent a note my way, and wrote a fun story about his experience on temporary assignment to Sydney, Australia. He asked if I would put his story on ‘Surfers- And I feel it is fascinating and really makes you want to be there. So […]

Perfusion Art: “Aortic Decannulation”

“Aortic Decannulation” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  iPhone 4 with instagram editing Editing:  instagram editing, Photoshop watercolor filter Narrative:   A photo of my personal manometer that travels on every trip with me.  We are good friends! Time & Place:  2012:  Nasiriyah, Iraq About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time […]

Perfusion Art: “Vigil”

“Vigil“ _____ Photographer:  Unknown: of Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  iphone 4S Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Edge Blur – Narrative:   Tightening the screws-  keeping it steady on a tough case. Time & Place:  Pending About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click […]

Perfusion Art: “The Navigator”

“The Navigator”  ________________________Click Images to Enlarge Photographer:  Emiliano Vitalini Equipment:  Pending Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements: Narrative:  This is the primary surgeon: Da Vinci Robot Time & Place:  Italia About The Artist: Mr. Emiliano Vitalini, CCP, is an Italian perfusionist that sent a note my way, and sent me a link to his impressive website http://www.perfusione.net/. I […]

Perfusion Art: “Chariots of the Gods”

Both color tones were good- So I offered up two pictures… “Chariots of the Gods”  ________________________Click Images to Enlarge Photographer:  Emiliano Vitalini Equipment:  Pending Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements: Narrative:   This is the surgeon helping the primary during the surgery… Time & Place:  Italia About The Artist: Mr. Emiliano Vitalini, CCP, is an Italian perfusionist that […]

Perfusion Art: “Meine Kastell”

“Meine Kastell” _____ Photographer:  Stefan Seiler Equipment:  iPhone 4 Editing:  Photoshop:  Gray scale layer conversion with color highlights Narrative:   EC with CVVH:  dialysier Patient with aortic arch replacement:  Von meinem iPhone gesendet Time & Place:  01/01/2012  About The Artist:  I’m a clinical perfusionist since 1988 and i work in Muenster Click to Donate Click here […]

Perfusion Art: “Clamps & Steel”

“Clamps & Steel” _____ Photographer:  Stefan Seiler Equipment:  Nikon Coolpix S80:   F/3,5: 1/40 Sek. Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements:  Cropping Narrative:   operating Room at the HLM Time & Place:  01/01/2012  About The Artist:  I’m a clinical perfusionist since 1988 and i work in Muenster   Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations […]

Perfusion Art: “Patchwork”

“Patchwork” _____ Photographer:  bijender.bali Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements:  Cropping Narrative:   Note the tape on the level detector- for multiple reuse… Time & Place:  New Delhi About The Artist:  Rides a Scooter To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “All Geared Up”

“All Geared Up” _____________________________ Click Image to Enlarge Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  a cruddy mobile phone camera Editing:  Hue & Contrast:  Cropping:  Lens Flare with Accent:  Watercolor filter Narrative:  Self portrait:  “battle ready… All geared up” 🙂 Time & Place:  2011 About Joshua: Joshua is a 2 […]

Career Perfusionist: [4] What Makes a Perfusionist ?

If what you did yesterday seems big-  You haven’t done anything today…  – Lou Holtz “Becoming a perfusionist wasn’t a reflection of education as much as it was an investment in experience.” So this is a Perfusion Blog, and what does any of that have to do with us? Well to begin with- we weren’t […]

Perfusion Art: “The Circle of Willis”

“The Circle of Willis“ _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  iphone 4S Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Edge Blur – Narrative:   on CPB, took the picture through the handle of a tubing clamp for coolness Time & Place:  Pending About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if […]

Perfusion Art: “Eye of the Storm”

“Eye of the Storm“ _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  iphone 4S Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Edge Blur – Narrative:   Prep before a CABG, TEE evaluation, lights dim Time & Place:  Pending About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here […]

Perfusion Art: “Tools”

“Tools” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Hue & Saturation Narrative:   A photo of my personal manometer that travels on every trip with me.  We are good friends! Time & Place:  Dec 2012:  @Bustamante Children’s Hospital:  Guayaquil, Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as […]

Perfusion Art: “Midnight Watch”

“Midnight Watch” _____ Photographer:  Taken by Katya, MD of Minsk, Belarus Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Hue & Saturation Narrative:   Waiting for a patient…checking blanket temp 🙂 Time & Place:  2012:  @hospital del Los Ninios:  Guayaquil, Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am […]

Perfusion Art: “LVAD 1”

“LVAD 1” _________________________________ Click Image to Enlarge Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  a cruddy mobile phone camera Editing:  Hue & Contrast:  Cropping:  Lens Flare with Accent Narrative:  Not worried… Just pensive or perhaps perplexed that A friend didnt get the recognition she deserved from her online peers… This […]

Perfusion Art: “Doctor Octopus”

“Doctor Octopus”    _ ____                                              Think Spiderman… Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Adaptive blur; Narrative:   Case: AVR; Title: Flow via centrifugal Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to […]

Perfusion Art: “Landing”

“Landing” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: embossed; Narrative:   In pic: me; Case: CABG; Description: weaning from bypass; Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See Nadia Azuero:  […]

Perfusion Art: “The Perfusionist”

“The Perfusionist” Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  iPad, and an App called ArtStudio Editing:  Cropping Narrative:  This is an original work done by me… using the iPad, and an App called ArtStudio. Cheers… J Time & Place:  2012 About Joshua: Joshua is a 2 year HeartMate II Recipient […]

Perfusion Art: “Formalities”

“Formalities” _____ Photographer:  Brian C. Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Extrusion Filter Narrative:   Kahrkiv, Ukraine Time & Place:  Ukraine About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am the  practice Manager of two medical practices, DeGraft-Johnson Medical assoc. on St. Croix and Thoracic Innovation […]

Perfusion Art: “Ukraine”

“Ukraine” _____ Photographer:  Brian C. Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Cropping Narrative:   Kahrkiv, Ukraine Time & Place:  Ukraine About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am the  practice Manager of two medical practices, DeGraft-Johnson Medical assoc. on St. Croix and Thoracic Innovation based […]

Perfusion Art: “DEFCOM 4”

“DEFCOM 4″ _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: zoom blur. Narrative:   In picture: CCM, CCP, LP. Case: AVR, MVR, TVR Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See […]

Perfusion Art: “The Underbelly”

“The Underbelly” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Adaptive blur; Narrative:   Case: AVR; Title: Flow via centrifugal Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See Nadia Azuero:  Locums […]

Perfusion Art: “Construction Zone”

“Construction Zone” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Auto Gamma:  BW Filter Narrative:   AVR/CABG; Description: implanted aortic valve in AVR put into place Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click […]

Perfusion Art: “Galactus”

“Galactus” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Lens Flare Narrative:   In picture: Bossman CCP, LP. Case: Bentall Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See Nadia Azuero:  Locums […]

Perfusion Art: “Cat’s Cradle”

“Cat’s Cradle” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: auto gamma Narrative:   Case: AVR/CABG;  Description: implanted aortic valve in AVR put into place Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here […]

Perfusion Art: “Lipid Dawn”

“Lipid Dawn” ___________________________Click to Enlarge Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Hue / Saturation Narrative:   Case: CABG; Description: rewarming & XC off waiting to wean. Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) […]

Perfusion Art: “The Sentinel”

“The Sentinel“ _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Levels. Narrative:   In picture: CCM, CCP, LP. Case: AVR, MVR, TVR Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See Nadia […]

Perfusion Art: “HeartStrings”

“HeartStrings” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Tile Filter by Frank Narrative:   Healing Hands. Pediatric Arterial Cannulation. Time & Place:  PR About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See Nadia Azuero:  Locums Perfusionist […]

Perfusion Art: “Stereo Isomer”

“Stereo Isomer” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Flop. Narrative:   In picture: Bossman CCP, LP. Case: Bentall Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See Nadia Azuero:  Locums […]

Perfusion Art: “Night Vision”

“Night Vision” _____ Photographer:  Brian C. Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Cropping Narrative:   Ecuador, 2011:  No markings to identify manufacturer…handmade??? Maybe someone has used one of these.  Did not trust it as arterial pump.  Used as our sucker for all cases Time & Place:  Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF […]

Perfusion Art: “The Package”

“The Package” _____ Photographer:  Brian C. Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Cropping Narrative:   Ecuador, 2011:  The Heart Lung Machine is delivered… Time & Place:  Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am the a practice Manager of two medical practices, DeGraft-Johnson […]

Perfusion Art: “Patch Me Up”

“Patch Me Up” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia Narrative:   VSD Patch repair on a 7kg pt. visible Ao cannula, venous cannula, prolene stitches, LV vent. Time & Place:  PR About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a […]

Perfusion Art: “Under The Radar”

“Under The Radar“ _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia Narrative:   Under the Radar. S3 HLM, RX Oxy, CABG, in picture M.H. CCP Time & Place:  Central California About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here […]

Perfusion Art: “Severe Mitral Stenosis”

“Severe Mitral Stenosis” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia Narrative:   Severe Mitral Stenosis Time & Place:  Central GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See Nadia Azuero:  Locums Perfusionist & Calendar Availability […]

Perfusion Art: “Anatomy of the HLM”

“Anatomy of the HLM” _____ Photographer:  bijender.bali Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements:  Cropping Narrative:   This is the anatomy of hl 20 heart lung machine,,,, Time & Place:  New Delhi About The Artist:  Rides a Scooter To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “The Red Cell Highway”

“The Red Cell Highway” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia Narrative:   Me, CABG Time & Place:  SE Idaho About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Bomba Futuristica”

“Bomba Futuristica” _____ Submitted By:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  Fish Bowl Filter: Contrast Adjustments Narrative:  Resting Heart Mini-Circuit, Performer HLM, on an AVR. in picture D.B. CCP Time & Place:  NE PA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a […]

Perfusion Art: “The Noble Life”

“The Noble Life” Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Photographer:  Jerry Hecht Equipment:  35 mm Editing:  Black and White conversion:  Color for emphasis; Cropping & Lens filter Narrative:  ({{PD-USGov-NIH}} Heart-lung machine in a cardiac surgery. 6010×4586 (2,271,792 bytes) {{PD-USGov-HHS-NIH}} http://fmp.cit.nih.gov/hi/ Title: Coronary artery bypass surgery Image ID: 657 C Photographer: Jerry Hecht Restrictions: […]

Perfusion Art: “Ready To Go On”

“Ready To Go On” _____ Submitted By: Marianne Veir Pilger, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Smart Phone Editing:  Fish Bowl Filter: Contrast Adjustments Narrative:  Pending Details Time & Place:  2011:  Madison, Wisconsin About The Artist:  Perfusionist in Madison:  Head of Dog Rescue. (You should visit the Rescue if you have a chance:) German-Shepherd-Rescue-Alliance-of-Wisconsin To View The Entire Gallery- […]

Perfusion Art: “Different Worlds Same Blood”

“Different Worlds Same Blood” _________________Click to Enlarge Artist:  Chisa Tolliver, Perfusion Associate Equipment:  Oil Painting Editing:  Original Piece Narrative:  Working in Medicine with an Artist’s Perspective. Time & Place:  2006:  Dallas Tx About The Artist:  Starving Artist  (Short & Sweet) Email:  For other works, purchase, or custom paintings…   bonnietolliver@gmail.com To View The Entire Gallery- Click […]

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 […]

ICHF: A Man on a Mission: [2]

Author & Message:  Courtesy of Mr. Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP ICHF Mission It is every child’s right to be born into a world where he or she can thrive, grow to be strong and make their parents proud. It is not, however, every child’s destiny. One in every 100 children born in the developing world […]

A Man on a Mission: [1]

Santa Domingo… I think we all have visions or dreams of what we find adventurous and fascinating about the field of perfusion.  I know I have thought of going to unusual places like Mongolia, or exotic South East Asian cities to work as a perfusionist.  Australia, New Zealand and the Maori warrior-spirit thing. Sepia toned […]

A Roman Dialogue: [1]

(Rome) Introduction Mr. Emiliano Vitalini, CCP is an Italian perfusionist that sent a note my way, and sent me a link to his impressive website http://www.perfusione.net/. I took a look at it and was amazed at the body of work- and the time and dedication it took.  I don’t speak Italian, although my family name […]

Perfusion Discussions, Vetting, & Polls.

  I put a poll out the other day to get a genuine idea of what people are looking for in Perfusion sites. The results were very promising for all of us, and some of the details will lead to some interesting discussions.  Perflist reflects very well in the opinions of many. I plan to […]

Myocardial Oxygen Balance

Myocardial Oxygen Balance Maintaining the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity to vital organ structures and peripheral vascular beds is the primary consideration for cardiovascular perfusion. Oxygen content is defined as the number of cc’s contained in 100 cc of whole blood.  This value is derived from a combination of physical and physiological parameters that can be […]

The Essential Ingredient: ECMO Nurses

(Meet An Amazing Nurse ) I met Shannon 3 1/2 years ago when doing my first ECMO shift here in Texas.  I was pretty clueless about ECMO, as despite 17 years of experience, I was new to this hospital, and I had only worked in adult perfusion programs throughout my career. I had gotten a […]

Tunnel Vision

Causes Extreme fear or distress, most often in the context of a panic attack. During periods of high adrenaline production, such as an intense physical fight. Altitude sickness, hypoxia in passenger aircraft Exposure to oxygen at a partial pressure above 1.5-2 atmospheres, producing central nervous system oxygen toxicity, notably while diving.  Other symptoms can include […]

If What You Did Yesterday Seems Big…

IF WHAT YOU DID YESTERDAY SEEMS BIG, YOU HAVEN’T DONE ANYTHING TODAY.  – Lou Holtz So this is a Perfusion Blog, and what does any of that have to do with us? Well to begin with we weren’t always us. Most of your old-school perfusionists had probably worked in another healthcare related field for quite […]

Methylene Blue & CPB

Is Methylene blue an Effective Adjunct Therapy for Treating Refractory Hypotension in Septic Endocarditis? This question was posed to me from a member of Perflist who submitted the question a few months ago. I really wasn’t familiar with the topic, have never seen Methylene Blue used for anything but urology cases to inspect the patency […]

From Point A to Point B : Packed Cells

Blood Transfusion on CPB I usually know if I am going to transfuse a patient during the course of cardiopulmonary bypass. Aside from the obvious co-factors associated with blood product administration (Kg, gender, HgB, age, susceptibility to stroke, estimated hemodilution, platelet count, antiplatelets Rx, and a few others), surgical dynamics also come into play. But […]

Metabolism and Hypothermia

Metabolism and Hypothermia Hypothermia while being a common problem associated with all operations, remains an inseparable aspect of cardiopulmonary bypass that has a profound impact on most enzyme systems, and the coagulation cascade. Activated clotting time, prothrombin times and partial thromboplastin times are prolonged and platelets become nonfunctional as the body temperature is lowered (usually […]

Mitral Stenosis

Mitral Stenosis The incidence of mitral valve stenosis is associated with scarring of the valve due to rheumatic fever.  Fibrosis restricts the mobility of the valve leaflets and commissures that eventually leads to valve funneling or retraction.  The normal mitral valve diameter is 4-6 cm2.  Hemodynamic changes occur when the valve aperture is diminished to […]

5 Month Growth Chart

A Next Generation Tool for Perfusionists … Visiting  Perfusionists Represent: 225 Cities  in 121 Countries  – + 50 States in the US & all of those Cities – Over 33,500 visits – All in  less than 6 months – This Site Has Generated : 55 employment adds 7 online resume’s 40 + Meeting adds 180 […]