Hep C- How Totally Unprepared and Ignorant We Really Are…

Editor’s Note: What Doesn’t Kill You- makes You Stronger? Sometime during the course of my third decade working as a cardiac perfusionist, I made a phone call to my wife immediately following some open-heart operation that I had just completed. In the call, I somewhat frantically relayed to her my serious concern that I had […]

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Hep C- How Totally Unprepared and Ignorant We Really Are…

Editor’s Note: What Doesn’t Kill You- makes You Stronger? Sometime during the course of my third decade working as a cardiac perfusionist, I made a phone call to my wife immediately following some open-heart operation that I had just completed. In the call, I somewhat frantically relayed to her my serious concern that I had […]

Survey Results: Bubble Detector Placement

Editor;s Note: Here are the preliminary results for the Bubble Detector Positioning Survey that we started earlier this week.  We have a nice international distribution of opinions rendered here- and I want to thank all of you for taking the time to respond as well as leaving your comments- those were very enlightening IMO 🙂 […]

Excerpts from: Heart Surgery in America: The Joshua Story

Editor’s Note: This book is NOW over 99% written and moving into the Editing Phase! The title of the book is “The Tips of Spears- An Inside Look At Heart Surgery in America” It is a rendering of the reality, sometimes sad and at times funny, emotional, and clinical vignettes of the many different aspects […]

Perfusion Art: “The Noble IMA”

Perfusion Art: “The Noble IMA” Photographer: Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment: iphone 8 plus Editing: Photoshop Art Filters  Narrative: Reducing extraneous tissue and debris from the IMA Time & Place: 2019: Daniel Boone Country- Ohio River About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary: A Naked silhouette of the IMA as it is surgically manicured 

Another Type of Heparin Allergy? Alpha-Gal = Meat Allergies…

Editor’s Note: I had an interesting discussion with my colleague yesterday, in regards to a heparin sensitive patient about to undergo cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Of course I forwarded a link for clinical information/recommendations on Angiomax and Agatroban- but he informed me it wasn’t necessary as it was a different sort of allergy. This is/was not […]

Yeah… We’re International! 158 Countries!

Editor’s Note: Over 1 Million Visits!  – 158 Countries! = 56% Domestic-  44% International!  YEAH BAybee! = Pump Strong! (bcf) Countries Visits from 158 countries registered. == No. Country Last Visit Percent & Number of Visits 1 United States Tue Oct 1, 2019 12:26:08 56.52% 19,157 2 India Tue Oct 1, 2019 10:58:40 7.46% 2,529 […]

Excerpts from: Heart Surgery in America: Which Edge of the Knife?

Editor’s Note: This book is NOW over 99% written and moving into the Editing Phase! The title of the book is “The Tips of Spears- An Inside Look At Heart Surgery in America” It is a rendering of the reality, sometimes sad and at times funny, emotional, and clinical vignettes of the many different aspects […]

911: The Call that Wakes Us…

Editor’s Note: It seems hard to believe that it’s been 18 years since September 11, 2001. Just like everyone else I remember exactly where I was the moment I found out that our innocence was lost and that we were under attack. The 9/11 date infers an odd coincidence considering the national call-sign for any […]

Excerpts from: Heart Surgery in America: A Collage of Triumphs & Pitfalls

Editor’s Note: This book is NOW over 90% written- The title of the book is “The Tips of Spears- An Inside Look At Heart Surgery in America” It is a rendering of the reality, sometimes sad and at times funny, emotional, and clinical vignettes of the many different aspects relating to open heart surgery- from […]

Perfusion Art: “Stay Focused”

Perfusion Art: “Stay Focused” Photographer: Saso Stoilov-CCP Equipment: iphone7plus Editing: Unknown  Narrative: Stay Focused Time & Place: Acibadem Sistina Hospital,Skopje 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary: NA

Perfusion Art: “Life Swirl…”

Perfusion Art: “Life Swirl…” Photographer: Julie Mokry, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing: Multiple Filters   Narrative: N/A Time & Place: Santa Rosa, CA, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary: Hey, Frank!  If you want to use these…

Perfusion Art: “Suckers On…”

Perfusion Art: “Suckers On…” Photographer: Julie Mokry, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing: Multiple Filters   Narrative: N/A Time & Place: Santa Rosa, CA, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary: Hey, Frank!  If you want to use these…

Excerpts from: Heart Surgery in America: Case Cancelled…

Editor’s Note: This book is NOW over 90% written- The title of the book is “The Tips of Spears- An Inside Look At Heart Surgery in America” It is a rendering of the reality, sometimes sad and at times funny, emotional, and clinical vignettes of the many different aspects relating to open heart surgery- from […]