Perfusion Art: Insight from an LVADer

“Insight from an LVADer” Contributor:  ‎Michael-Joshua Morris‎  Equipment:  Cut N Paste 🙂 Editing:  Photoshop: Contrast Filter Narrative: Joshua is an on-line friend I met almost 6 years ago.  He has had a HeartMate II in for that entire duration plus I believe at least 1 or more years prior.  His story is amazing- and 5 years ago I […]

Perfusion Art: Crimson Tide

“Crimson Tide” Photographer: Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  IPhone 6S Editing:  Photoshop: Contrast Filter Narrative: Waiting to go on bypass:  Blood is from the cell saver and dropped into ECC to chase out priming volume. Time & Place: Southern Indiana/  March 2017 About The Artist:  Locum’s Peerfusionist

Perfusion Art: Flagellae

“Flagellae” Photographer: Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  IPhone 6S Editing:  Photoshop: Metallic Filter:  Narrative: I like this picture because it demonstrates the variety of ECC shunts that are limited only by your imagination. Time & Place: Southern Indiana/  February 2017 About The Artist:  Locum’s Peerfusionist  

Perfusion Art: “Thermal Cross Hairs”

“Thermal Cross Hairs” Photographer: John Campbell BSc (Hons) MSc FRSH ACCP FCCP Equipment:  DigitalSomething Editing:  Photoshop Narrative: Thermal image of a Sorin vanguard cardioplegia device in action in Nottingham. Blood temp in 34C blood out of Vanguard 4C. Time & Place: Trent Cardiac Centre/  October 2016 About The Artist:  Chief perfusionist, Trent Cardiac Centre  

Perfusion Art: “Transformation”

“Transformation” Photographer: Nadia Azuero, CCP Equipment:  DigitalSomething Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:  This Nadia, scrubbing in for surgery- last year of Med school. Time & Place: Operating Room, October 2016 About The Artist:  4th year Med Student/Cardiovascular Perfusionist/Locums  

Perfusion Art: “TAVR Mondays”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile,CCP Equipment:  Digital, 6S Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:  Following 3 TAVR’s it was one of those days that at the end of it- there was a serious storm- quick and relentless hail- but at the end of it?  This pretty much sums up our results for the day 🙂 Time & Place: Upper Midwest, September 2016 About […]

Perfusion Art: “Bodhisattva”

“Bodhisattva” Photographer:  Margaret Relle Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:  The bodhisattva—the renowned ideal of Mahayana Buddhism—is not a god or deity but a way of being all we can aspire to. Those who take the bodhisattva vow make one simple commitment: to put  others first, holding nothing back for themselves. Time & Place:   Syracuse, NY, August 2016 […]

Perfusion Art: “CCP”

Perfusion Art: “CCP” Editor’s Note: This week is “Perfusionists Week” or day or minute or whatever.  We never used to have a day dedicated to us- because everyday we were dedicated to something greater with a more noble spark behind it than cookies and cream.   That would be “ByPass Baybee” 🙂 Even though the […]

Perfusion Art: Dawgz

Editor’s Note: I have huge respect for this guy.  Whitt Behr is a perfusionist in Oklahoma, who did a perfusion job shadow down in Lubbock, TX back a few years ago. He has written an impressive series here regarding his experience as a perfusion student.  He was and is, a frequent contributor on the ‘Surfers editorial […]

Perfusion Art: “Weaning…”

Editor’s Note: Man it was a hard and long day.  Pt was very sick, a valve arch combo plate- and it was tuff going to the end.  During the case I was struck by the thought that “THIS- is someone’s Dad!”  (Just in case you think your day was kinda rough 🙂 ) Photographer: Frank Aprile. BBA, […]

Perfusion Art: “The Gym”

Editor’s Note: I took this picture (and a couple of others below-) of a vast room attached to the OR, that houses all of the extra equipment not used on a routine basis.  It reminded me of a museum filled with slumbering beasts waiting to be beckoned.  It is appropriately named “the Gym” by the […]

Perfusion Art: “Petulant”

“Petulant“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Frank Aprile. BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  I-phone 5S Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:  The surgeon waits for his PA to finish harvesting an endovascular vein graft… cricket… cricket… Time & Place:   Midwest, 2015 About The Artist:  Locums’ Perfusionist.

Perfusion Art: “The Other Room”

“The Other Room“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Frank Aprile. BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  I-phone 5S Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:  A reflection against a window of one surgery, while capturing the other room as well- through connecting room with window to both surgical suites. Time & Place:   Midwest, 2015 About The Artist:  Locums’ Perfusionist. To View The Entire […]

Perfusion Art: Getting Ready…

“Getting Ready“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Brent Equipment:  I-phone Editing:  Photoshop:Filter. Narrative:  One of the best OR watches ever!  G-Shock!. Time & Place:   South East Texas 2015 About The Artist:  An excellent perfusionist- and Father To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com  

Perfusion Art: Cross Clamp by Perfusionist

“Cross Clamp by Perfusionist“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Nagaraju Rangam Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None. Narrative:  Primed ECC with clamps. Time & Place:   CARE Hospital,Banjara Hills,Hyderabad, 2015 About The Artist:  A Young perfusionist in Hyderbad, India To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com  

Perfusion Art: An Endoscopic View

“An Endoscopic View“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Olivier Germay Equipment:  Digital- Endoscopic Camera Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  Wide angle view of the ECC and the Heart Team. Time & Place:   CHU Saint Pierre – Brussels, 2015 About The Artist:  Chief perfusionist and multiple contributor to ‘Surfers To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below […]

Perfusion Art: An Operetta

“An Operetta“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Mohd Zaki Oma Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments.  Watercolor filter Narrative:  The Choreography of the Heart Team. Time & Place:   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015 About The Artist:  Kuala Lumpur Reader Comment: I think, perhaps, operetta is a little bit out of the target. OPERA maybe […]

Perfusion Art: The Blue Window

“The Blue Window“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Prashant Londhe Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  The Heart-Lung Machine in Gray/Blue Segments Time & Place:   Saudi Arabia, 2015 About The Artist:  Perfusionist in Saudi Arabia:  Prashant Londhe To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Emerald RESERVE”

“Emerald RESERVE“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Prashant Londhe Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Contrast filter. Narrative:  The Emerald/Amber Hue  of the prime prior to going on CPB… Time & Place:   Saudi Arabia, 2015 About The Artist:  Perfusionist in Saudi Arabia:  Prashant Londhe To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below […]

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.  […]

Perfusion Art: “Shrink-Wrapped Alaska”

“Shrink-Wrapped Alaska“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital:   iPhone 5s Editing:  By ‘Surfers: Narrative:  This is Allison, a CRNA student down from Alaska to get a cardiac rotation here in Southeast Texas.  She stands behind a translucent anesthesia barrier separating her from the sterile field.  Heading back up North […]

Perfusion Art: “The Stanley Cup!”

“The Stanley Cup!“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Unknown Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  By ‘Surfers: Narrative:  I saw this picture on FB but forgot to note the photographer (plz contact me so I can credit you):  Anyway- For some reason, it just reminded me of the Stanley Cup Hockey trophy- so that’s where the name comes […]

Perfusion Art: “The Unknown Soldier”

“The Unknown Soldier“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital:   iPhone 5s Editing:  By ‘Surfers: Narrative:  Not really sure what was going on with the boots left by the wall- and surgical booties on them.  Was the mission over? Time & Place:  2015 Texas

Perfusion Art: The Sentinel

“The Sentinel“ _____ Photographer:  Unknown Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements:  Cropping Narrative:   A remarkably vital part of the ECC- this is the stopgap for air entering the system, as well as a gatekeeper controlling flow direction Time & Place:  FB contribution About The Artist:  Unknown

Perfusion Art: “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”

“Cat On A Hot Tin Roof“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital:   iPhone 5S Editing:  By ‘Surfers: Narrative:  A really GREAT cardiac nurse 🙂  Just playing around during a routine open heart procedure. Time & Place:  2015 U.S. About The Artist:  Editor, Circuit Surfers

Perfusion Art: TAVRama

“TAVRama“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital:   iPhone 5S panorama mode Editing:  By ‘Surfers: Panorama shot with Watercolor filter Narrative:  TAVR and the moments of supreme intensity Time & Place:  2015 U.S. About The Artist:  Editor, Circuit Surfers

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 […]

Perfusion Art: Cherry Cup Cake

Photographer:  Mauro Bosi Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments: Narrative:  Pre-Bypass:  Looks like a Cherry Cup Cake with cream on top Time & Place:  2015 Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com  

Perfusion Art: “The Office”

“The Office”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Rayanns Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments: Narrative:  A panoramic view of the open-heart theater Time & Place:  2015 Facebook To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: Red Weave

“Red Weave”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Prashant Londhe Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Contrast filter. Narrative:  A very cool series of pictures at initiation of CPB- red blood mixing with ECC prime. Time & Place:   Saudi Arabia, 2015 About The Artist:  Perfusionist in Saudi Arabia:  Prashant Londhe To View The […]

Perfusion Art: Earth Worm

“Earth Worm”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Manoj Sharma Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Watercolor filter. Narrative:  SVG anastamosis Time & Place:   India, 2014 About The Artist:  Perfusionist in India:  Manoj Sharma Mr. Sharma has his own perfusion FaceBook group:  Care of heart.  It is an excellent international perfusion resource.  Well worth visiting […]

Perfusion Art: “Najaf”

“Najaf”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: I have followed Hussein Najim’s FB page for a couple of years now.  I first knew of him from working with Brian Forsberg, CCP on several Iraqi pediatric articles, as well as some collaboration with world famous pediatric heart surgeon, Dr. Bill Novick. Hussein is also an active […]

Perfusion Art: “Oblique Bypass”

“Oblique Bypass”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer: Victor Rodrigues Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments: Narrative:  Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Time & Place:  2015 Facebook To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com  

Perfusion Art: “Level”

“Level”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Unknown Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments: Narrative:  The initial pass- as blood enters the cardiotomy Time & Place:  2015 Facebook To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “The Candy Dish”

“The Candy Dish”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Raymond Roloff Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments: Narrative:  A creative interpretation of our totally cool disposables Time & Place:  2015 USA To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art : ” Finis’ “

“Finis’”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Giga Tutberidze Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None Narrative: Looks like the end of the case after chasing out ECC Time & Place:   Tbilisi Georgia About The Picture:  Posted on the Perfusion.com FB page To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com