And Then Comes Sunday …

24 Hours… of ECMO New Beginnings   (To view the entire “Day In The Life” series Click Here) Jesse Shipman struggles to do a stretch during a therapy session with occupational therapist Megan Taylor at TrustPoint Hospital in Lubbock, Texas Tuesday, June 12, 2011. (Miranda Grubbs/ Lubbock Avalanche-Journal) To view the entire “Day In The […]

We Need You ! ICHF 2014 Mission Schedule

We NEED You ! ICHF has conducted medical mission trips since the beginning of their work in 1993. Our trips have increased over the years so that now there are at least two ICHF Medical Teams every month repairing children’s hearts somewhere in the world. If you are interested in offering financial support to one […]

H1N1- ARDS- & ECMO (Current Literature)

Editors Note: A big thank you to Marianne Veir Pilger, CCP, and her colleague John @ Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin for helping out so quickly and hooking us up with the below listed articles on ECMO management for ARDS and H1N1. This is something we are all facing- so I hope it helps. Again- […]

Perfusion Art: “Clouds of Life”

“Clouds of Life”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Willie Swyer CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Layers, Retouch, Enhance Narrative:  Venous/Sucker blood mixing into reservoir at start of cardiopulmonary bypass Time & Place:   2010  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada About The Picture:  Sent by a professional photographer / perfusionist . Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any […]

Perfusion Art: “Flash Test”

“Flash Test”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Willie Swyer CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Adjust for HDR, Layers, B&W conversion Narrative:  With the PVAD, the “Flash Test” will verify that the pump is emptying completely. A flash of white light can be seen on the opposite side of diaphragm. Time & Place:   2004  Halifax, Nova Scotia, […]

Mission Pictures from Cambodia: A Photo Essay by an Australian Perfusionist

Induction Editors Note: I received a series of wonderful pictures from a perfusionist in Australia.  They were stunning really- so I asked if there was a story behind them, as I wanted to put them in the Art Gallery- but was too intrigued by the photos themselves. So I got a response, and a very […]

Perfusion Art: “Museum Pieces”

“Museum Pieces”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Willie Swyer CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Cropping:  Gradient Filter Narrative:  Harrison Brown heat exchanger with bubble traps Time & Place:   2000  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada About The Picture:  Sent by a professional photographer / perfusionist Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the […]

Perfusion Art: “Growing Up”

“Growing Up”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  Fresh out of School and Controlling his environment 🙂 Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  A Redo Op- Tough Case… Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations […]

Perfusion Art: “Between Cases”

“Between Cases”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  For inclusion in the 2015 Gallery: Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  Taking a break- hard day tough cases… Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are […]

The International Perfusion Art Gallery WILL be @ CREF, San Diego- 2014!

  “Between Cases”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  For inclusion in the 2015 Gallery: Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  Taking a break- hard day tough cases… @ CREF, Feb 4-9, San Diego 2014! Thanks to your […]

Drug Eluting v. Bare Metal Stents

Editor’s Note: Please review a previous article related to this issue as well-  Heart Surgery for the Poor? The Golden Goose Cardiologists once thought that drug-eluting stents (DES) were the greatest advance in the treatment of coronary artery disease CAD since the advent of bypass surgery. Using DES, studies showed, significantly reduced the problem of […]

CNS & CPB

CNS & CPB The major postoperative neurological complication associated with open-heart surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass is stroke, which is defined as a sudden onset of a focal deficit of the central nervous system lasting longer than 24 hours.  While this clinical finding occurs in approximately 1-5% of cardiac surgery patients, 70% of cerebrovascular sequelae occur […]