Perfusion Art: “Najaf”

“Najaf”    ________Click image to enlarge Artist:  Unknown Equipment: Digital Editing:  None Narrative:   Surreal picture of a surgical procedure taken in Najaf, Iraq.  I just want to say that I am proud to share what has been an amazing effort of courage and fortitude to all the Iraqis and members of ICHF that have helped restore […]

FORE-SIGHT: Anticipating and Mediating Cerebral Ischemia?

Click Image to view corporate site. Editor’s Note: I used the FORE-SIGHT cerebral oximeter, the other day on a patient with documented carotid disease.  I watched the monitor closely for changes as the changes were made while on bypass (Q, pressure, sweep gas, temperature, cardiac index, X-clamping, cardioplegia, and so forth). It is a sensitive […]

The First Ever Artificial Heart Transplantation in Azerbaijan

Editor’s Note: A FB friend and colleague of mine, Cuneyt Imamoglu, from Baku, Azerbaijan, shared the story below of the ground breaking procedure performed for the first time in Azerbaijan. Cuneyt is very active on-line promoting perfusion dialogue and education. Thank you for sharing this Cuneyt 🙂 Frank   The first ever artificial heart transplantation […]

The Multi-Dimensional Universe of Circuit Surfers

190 Countries…..       +++365,000 + visits …..        +39 Months ….. On April 27, 2014 = Blog Development = @ 1 Month … = @ 16 Months:  June 2012 = @ 32 Months:  Nov 5, 2013 Blog Demographic Reach = Monthly Visits & Growth = Top Posts @ Circuit Surfers = […]

Perfusion Art: “The Microcosmic God”

“The Microcosmic God”    ________Click image to enlarge Artist:  Paulo Sergio Costa Equipment: Digital Editing:  None Narrative: Time & Place:   Brazil About The Picture:  A very cool picture of a perfusionist from Brazil. Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of an International Perfusion Art Gallery, Framing, […]

Full Time Perfusionist Position: Madison Wisconsin: New Grads are Welcome!

Click Image to View Site Editor’s Note: Having been to this hospital, worked a brief locums gig, and met the staff, I can tell you that this is a fantastic opportunity!  The people are great, and hospital is amazingly friendly.  Madison is an awesome place to live,  go to school, and raise a family.  There […]

1 New Job Opportunity at : PRN Perfusionist for ECMO

  PRN Perfusionist for ECMO Medstar Washington Hospital Center = Job description See website Free Job & Resume’ Posting email: (Click Image if you are Looking for Work)

HAS THIS HAPPENED TO YOU ? H2O Outlet Deformity on Oxygenator:

Click on image to enlarge Have you seen this happen before?  This is my 3rd time.  Plz respond in the comments section below- or send an email privately to to share your experience and identify if this is indeed a common issue. Editors Note: We are developing a database of common or not-so-common problems […]

The Paradigm Shift of the Innocent Minds

“There is innocence in admiration and it occurs to those who have not yet realized that they might one day be admired.” Author / Editor: Co-Editor Anna Lou Villena 🙂 [16] Making the perfusion arena known to the innocent minds of the 5th graders from Changchun American International School was challenging and yet turned out […]

Myocardial Ischemia: The Best Timing for Engaging CPB for Revascularization

Editors Note: Having been in the field for awhile, and being an STS data coordinator, the timing of surgery for patients suffering from an acute evolving myocardial infarction (AEMI) has always intrigued me. The STS data form is very specific in tracking these intervals, and I am naturally curious as to what the impact on […]

And… Eye Contact HAS Been Made…

Editor’s Note: Establishing eye contact is a very important part of the process. It unifies the team, ensures we are all on the same page, and is a subtle assessment of our own state of readiness. It is this last piece of the check list (see below) that brings me to acknowledge a very competent […]

Plz Take This Survey: The impact of Influenza on Your ECMO Program for 2013-2014

  The impact of Influenza on Your ECMO Program for 2013-2014 Can you please take this short eight question survey on the impact of the recent influenza season on your ECMO program. We will share the results. Click link below to take this survey: = Thank you. David Palanzo, CCP, LP Penn State Hershey […]