Why We Do This: LVAD_one 2009 Days +

“So yes, we engage hope and strive to do our best, but our vision for this patient’s future is sometimes less than vibrant- for the reasons stated above.  Many of us have become LVAD pessimists.” 2009 days x 24 hours x 60 minutes = 2,892,960 minutes of life support… Editor’s Note: I think there is a tendency […]

Perfusion Life: Music Helps …

Editor’s Note: I think most of us have dealt with and observed the fluctuations of moods during heart ops.  Things can get tense, then critical, then over the hump during an iffy part of the operation.  Music seems to play a role with us in the OR.  It is something that can’t be ignored… The […]

Why We Do This: [ 9 ] Diving With Dolphins

Editor’s Note: This is a a video of people that choose to live and interact. One of the many reasons that we as perfusionists do what we do- preserve and commit to lives we may not be familiar with- but lives that are to be cherished. Thanks for all you do 🙂 My best friend’s daughter- […]

Perfusion Turkey: A Collage from Kosuyolu Hospital, Istanbul.

A Perfusion Conference, Turkey Editor’s Note: I was on FB and got a message from Mehmet Çetintaş, a Turkish perfusionist that I have seen online for quite awhile.  He asked me to post some pictures he took of his life as a perfusionist in Istanbul Turkey. By his count they perform (or have performed) : 142 […]

Perfusion Life: Our Similarities in Malaysia …

Click on image above to visit Malaysian Pefrusion Group FB page… Editor’s Note: I was surfing some Perfusion FB groups, and I came upon the pictures below and a post from a Malaysian perfusionist. The FB perfusion group is named Malaysian Perfusionist, and it has 95 members. It is another example of how similar our […]

Perfusion Life: Why We Do This [ 7 ] The Pets…

Editor’s Note: I’s Sunday morning!  And if you are tying it all back to a perfusion related topic- if you please- revisit the title:  “Why We Do This“.  Enough physics, physiology, selfless dedication, profound concepts, and what not-  today it’s back to basics, and a reminder of what drives us to become better at what […]

Perfusion Life: Why We Do This [ 6 ]

An Inspiring Duet 🙂 Editor’s Note: Chilling out on a Saturday evening.  And if you are tying it all back to a perfusion related topic- if you please- revisit the title:  “Why We Do This“.  Enough physics, physiology, selfless dedication, profound concepts, and what not-  today it’s back to basics, and a reminder of what […]

Perfusion Life: Why We Do This [ 5 ]

It’s Just a Box Right ? Editor’s Note: Well, after a disturbing weekend I find myself in the groove again.  Knocked out a quick AVR with friends Dianne, Jack, Collin, Nikki, & Kristina- and two really talented heart surgeons (they are kinda friends as well). So I get home, and of course it IS getting […]

Perfusion Life: Why We Do This [ 4 ]

My best friend’s kids…  They are an amazing expression. Editor’s Note: Everybody has a best friend.  Someone we care about now, or was that person as you learned how to ride a bike with (or at least how to kinduv  fall off from one), chased careless cloud dreams with, walked all the away across town […]

Perfusion Life: Why We do This [ 3 ]

Editor’s Note: I think it’s important to recognize one of the things we try to preserve the most when placing patients on bypass:  Cognition. Not just a coherent thought process- rather to retain within the individual- that what makes them so unique- the ability to think creatively, and enunciate to the world- their own UNIQUE […]

Perfusion Life: Why We do This [ 2 ]

Editor’s Note: Just another one of those moments when I step back and think of the majesty that is life- and why we struggle and work so hard to preserve it.   Remember the fact that you play such a vital role in the continuation of another soul’s journey. Enjoy this!  And ENJOY your life… 🙂 […]