Italians, Reggae, & CPB

Editor’s Note: This is a FUN video of how the Italians perform cardiac surgery.¬† It’s fascinating to see the similarities and such few differences (other than ECC parts and protocol). Enjoy ūüôā = CPB @ Our Institution: = Compliments To: Dario Fichera Update “This video was made when I worked in Switzerland, not in Italy! […]

The Role of Nitric Oxide in Myocardial Ischemia / Reperfusion

(Click above to view source article) ABSTRACT = Objective: The role of nitric oxide (NO) in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion is controversial. While some studies have shown cardioprotective effects of NO, others suggested that increased myocardial NO release secondary to ischemia may contribute to reperfusion injury. However, the impact of cardioplegia-induced myocardial ischemia/reperfusion on the activity of […]

Italians ! Post-Earthquake Assistance …

Pompeii Editor’s Note: I contacted Mr. Lawson for permission to post this on ‘Surfers. Thank you Ron for this effort. Please Contact for Assistance ! The earthquake in Italy has caused some concern for supply interruption from Sorin. I have 11 Medtronic Sequestra cell savers available for month to month lease. Wash Kits, 125 ml. […]

An Italian Perfusion Congress.. This WEEK !

“Professional identity of the perfusionist in the political and social context in Italy” May 31 – June 1 Topics are: -deontological and professional aspects of perfusion -legislation and evolution of professional profile -legal and medical liability -objectives of the Continuing Education Program and Registry -clinical risk management and perfusion -occupational stress, stress reaction and management […]

Perfusion Art: “Explant”

“Explant”¬† ¬†¬†_______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬†¬†Adam Richman Equipment:¬†¬†Samsung Mesmerize Galaxy S Editing:¬† Instagram Narrative:¬† My patient that night received a total artificial heart (SynCardia CardioWest) explant followed by an orthotopic heart transplant. Time & Place:¬†¬† February 2012, Milwaukee, WI About The Artist: I just graduated, accepted a position, and am excited to start soon.¬† B.S. […]

Perfusion Art: “The Corner”

“The Corner”¬† ¬†¬†_______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬†¬†Dario Fichera Equipment:¬†¬†Device:samsung galaxy s2 smartphone with 8 mpixel camera, using instangram app Editing:¬† Instagram ? Narrative:¬† Taken on may the 24th¬† in the night during an aortic arch reconstruction procedure, at Padova University Hospital Time & Place:¬†¬† 2012: Padova University Hospital About The Artist: I Think this says […]

Perfusion Art: “A Student’s Notebook”

“A Student’s Notebook”¬† ¬†¬†_______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬†¬†Giorgiarobertandrea Isidoro Equipment:¬† Digital Editing:¬† Photshop Narrative:¬† Italia Time & Place:¬†¬† Chieti, Abruzzi About The Artist: I Think this says it all ūüôā Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International Perfusion Art Gallery, Framing, Printing, Matting, […]

Perfusion Art: “Remote Support”

“Remote Support”¬† ¬†¬†_______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬†¬†Giuseppe Salerno, chief perfusionist Equipment:¬† Digital Editing:¬† picasa Narrative:¬† Description: centrifugal pump made MAQUET Time & Place:¬†¬† taken in May 2012 About The Artist: A young Italian perfusionist:¬† Founder of the Facebook Group: Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!¬† Currently with 284 members. Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any […]

Perfusion Art: “Clarity”

“Clarity”¬† ¬†¬†_______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬†¬†Dario Fichera Equipment:¬†¬†Device:samsung galaxy s2 smartphone with 8 mpixel camera, using instangram app Editing:¬† Instagram ? Narrative:¬† Taken on may the 24th¬† in the night during an aortic arch reconstruction procedure, at Padova University Hospital Time & Place:¬†¬† 2012: Padova University Hospital About The Artist: I Think this says it […]

ASD Repair: Issue- Double IVC / Hepatic Vein

hi ¬†circuit surfers This is ¬†very rare finding ¬†of the case we diagnos this case is on table pat taken in ot os ASD ¬†normally hepatic vein drain into subdiaphramtic portion of IVC ¬†We saw there were two IVCs draining into the RA. This is however not possible, so the other possibility was One bigger […]

Survey Results: Graft Preservation During Heart Transplant

Photograph by Dario Fichera:¬† Click Image to view Facebook Profile. Editors Note: I contacted Mr. Morton regarding permission to reprint the results of this survey.¬† I thank him for this opportunity.¬† It was initially submitted to AMSECT via PERFLIST. Graft Preservation During Heart Transplant Authored by:¬† John Morton, BS, CCP “I would like to thank […]

Great Colleges Offering Surgical Programs

Great Colleges Offering Surgical Programs The training and education required to be a surgeon is staggering–but for good reason. Surgeons have one of the most high-stakes jobs in the world. One minute slip of the hand and their patient will die. Less concerning than the death of their patient (but still a considerable stressor) is […]

Perfusion Glitches: Waking Patient

Click Image Above to Add a “Glitch” to the Perfusion Database … Editors Note:¬† This is a new Section.¬† We are trying to develop a database of common or not-so-common problems encountered by perfusionists during CPB. Please join us by clicking the Link Above if you have had any sort of unusual event you would […]

Perfusion Art: “Picture in a Picture”

“Picture in a Picture”¬† ¬†¬†_______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬† Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:¬† Digital Editing:¬† Photoshop:¬† Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:¬† Gradient filter. Narrative:¬† A high profile case gets the attention of the local news. Time & Place:¬†¬† 2011 About The Artist:¬†¬†CCP in Texas:¬† Editor: Circuit Surfers: Click to Donate Click here to […]

Take This Survey Plz : Age & Perfusion

Click Image to Take The Survey Click Here to See Survey Results UPDATE I am getting a fair amount of responses from North American white people- but I am missing input from a significant portion of our reading population. Plz take a second to respond?¬† It’s actually very intriguing. This is More than a Survey […]

Perfusion Art: “Missed Connections”

“Missed Connections”¬† ¬†¬†______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:¬† Oliver Germany Equipment:¬† Digital Editing:¬† None: Narrative:¬† Scrub nurse playing Paper Toss !!! Time & Place:¬†¬† Brussels About The Artist:¬† CHU Saint Pierre – Brussels Chief Perfusionist ¬∑ Jan 1995 to present ¬∑ Brussels, Belgium Chirurgie Cardio-Vasculaire & Thoracique To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below […]