Perfusion Art: The ECMO Wishbone

“The ECMO Wishbone“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  5S Iphone Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Saturation Narrative:  The bifurcation of the arterial line for a bridge: ECMO:  “Make a wish” Time & Place:  Estados Unidos About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a physician.  […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: How to Survive the Mayan Calander

Nadia Azuero, B.S., CCP, LP Editor’s Note: About The Author:     Nadia  has been a perfusionist for quite some time, and is a very active contributor here at Circuit Surfers. She is very talented, precise, and obviously committed to delivering extraordinary care to her patients. Nadia is currently practicing as a Solo Perfusion Contractor. To […]

Perfusion Art: “There’s NO PLACE LIKE HOME…”

“There’s NO PLACE LIKE HOME“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:   iPhone 5S panorama mode Editing:  By ‘Surfers: Effects: staggering wind filter Narrative:  Need I say More?  Dorothy and her slippers of course 🙂 Time & Place:  2015 U.S. About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is […]

From CCP to MD: It’s in all of us!

Perfusion isn’t something you “do”, it’s a part of you; it partly defines you. How do I cope? I work on my time off… “Frank, I promise I’ve got some articles for you and surfers”. Yes, I’ve been saying that since, what?  April/May? Well, trying to master the rest of the human body basics doesn’t happen in 30 days. So, here goes.” […]

Welcome to the Circuit Surfers Editorial Staff: Nadia Azuero!

Click images to view profiles Editor’s Note: Nadia  has been a perfusionist for quite some time, and is a very active contributor here at Circuit Surfers. She is very talented, precise, and obviously committed to delivering extraordinary care to her patients.  She has had a large hand in helping develop the direction of “Surfers, and […]

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 […]

Up Close & Personal: The Bental Procedure

Click images to enlarge (it’s definitely worth it) Editor’s Note: These amazing pictures are brought to you by Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP, LP- who is currently 3/4 way through Medical school. = Nadia joined the “Surfers team as an Associate Editor- in charge of Media &  Photography. Nadia is very gifted, as a skilled clinician, a […]

Career Perfusionist [16] We ALL Have an MD in our Skill Set

Nadia Azuero, B.S., CCP, LP Editor’s Note: Nadia Azureo, CCP, BS, LP,  has been a perfusionist for quite some time, and is a very active contributor here at Circuit Surfers. She is very talented, precise, and obviously committed to delivering extraordinary care to her patients. Nadia is currently going to med school.. More Significantly, she […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Outlive the Mayan Calendar: By Nadia Azuero

Nadia Azuero, B.S., CCP, LP Editor’s Note: About The Author:     Nadia  has been a perfusionist for quite some time, and is a very active contributor here at Circuit Surfers. She is very talented, precise, and obviously committed to delivering extraordinary care to her patients. Nadia is currently practicing as a Solo Perfusion Contractor. (You […]

The Ideal Perfusionist: By Nadia Azuero

Nadia Azuero, B.S., CCP, LP Editor’s Note: About The Author:     Nadia wrote this piece as a student in 2001, for AMSECT and the student body.  She has been a perfusionist for quite some time, and is a very active contributor here at Circuit Surfers. Nadia is currently in medical school. The Ideal Perfusionist By:  […]

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: “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: “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: “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: “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 […]

Locums Survey Results !

Perfusion Locums Survey  Results Authored By ;  Nadia Azuero, B.S., CCP, LP This Survey was Intended to Sort a Few Things Out… The bar is set pretty high when you arrive. I don’t know you, and you don’t know me. But as a perfusionist, I expect that you would scrutinize me as you would any […]

Locums Survey

Perfusion Locums Survey Authored By Nadia Azuero B.S., CCP, LP Assistance with Design & Implementation: Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Who Am I- & Why the Survey… In my 9 years of being a perfusionist, I consider myself lucky to have had the experiences that I have had. From PTEs, to minimally invasive heartport, to […]