Perfusion Life: Why We Do This

Editor’s Note: I do a lot of “why we do this” posts, not because it is rhetorical or thought provoking, but because we as a profession are pioneers as well.  In the past 40 years, the technological achievements in cardiac medicine defy belief at times, in that we have come so far- so very quickly. […]

Perfusion Evolution C/O Minnesota Perfusion

“Sure we get exhausted and frustrated at times like any human would in situations where rest and refreshment aren’t available to us as we wish it but WOW it’s awesome to be a perfusionist today.” Editor’s Note: I received the following letter and articles from David Hodnnick, CCP a prominent perfusionist in our profession. There […]

Career Perfusionist: [8] How Were Heart Lung Machines Born ?

“Suitcase & Pump”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: I had originally posted the above picture  as “Perfusion Art” and wasn’t at all familiar with the type of pump it was. So here is a historical perspective of the development of the HL (Heart Lung) machine, brought to you by Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!! Click images […]

Career Perfusionist: [7] Perfusion Evolution

“Suitcase & Pump”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: I had originally posted the above picture  as “Perfusion Art” and wasn’t at all familiar with the type of pump it was. I then got a quick note from my good friend Seanne Azzolina… “…I worked with one of those…it’s a Pemco! The last time was […]