The Year in Review: Perfusion Art 2019

Merry Christmas 2019!  Be KIND- Allow Love into your Heart 🙂

Editor’s Note:

Its been a heck of a year.  The world is less safe, things are heating up, heart surgery doesn’t stop, and our assertion as perfusionists- to deliver undiminished supreme performance each and every day- remains unaffected- because that is the nature of this breed.

We do what others cannot, we endeavor where few would have the continuity of dedication and determination to remain on-course, and we do it well!

I present a few images from the last year.

Pictures help us see our world without the embellishments and color distortions of the events around us.  Art is unswayed and dissipates external influences- reflecting an abstract nod from the life perspective of the individual absorbing it.

We see what we expect to see.  Hopefully these pieces below- give a glimpse into the refraction we may have missed or were absorbed into anonymity due to repetitive familiarity and overexposure.

Here are just a few images from the last year, of the so many aspects of our lives-

I’m proud of US 🙂

Perfusion Art: 2019 in Review

Perfusion Art: “SymBiosis”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Water Color Filter  

Narrative:  Off Pump:  “Pretty Intense Day”

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2018

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  Darkened Room- Time for a CXR

Perfusion Art: “Amber Q”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Water Color Filter  

Narrative:  Thinking ECMO:  “Pretty Intense Day”

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2018

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  To VV?  Or NOT to VV?

Perfusion Art: “M”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Water Color Filter  

Narrative:  A Heart Surgeon’s POV

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2018

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  Placing the purse string for the AO Cannula 🙂

Perfusion Art: “Manifold Madness”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Water Color Filter  

Narrative:  Welcome to SICU!

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2018

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  Each Stopcock pretty much implies an added 2  fold increase in terms of degree of difficulty 🙂

Perfusion Art: “EchoMANIA”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Water Color Filter  

Narrative:  Preop- ECHO 101

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2018

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  Identifying Valve Gradients and Random Wall Motion Abnormalities

Perfusion Art: “Easter Island”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Water Color Filter  

Narrative:  Ist Assistant Jacek- Harvesting an SVG Graft

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2018

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  POV- From the Ground Up

Perfusion Art: “Harnessed Life”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Water Color Filter  

Narrative:  On Bypass Baybee!!!

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  An amazing view of the tentacles of life 🙂

Another Variant of this Picture 🙂

Perfusion Art: “Self Portrait”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  None

Narrative:  Pre Bypass

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  A different kind of Selfie 🙂 🙂

Perfusion Art: “LUFT-Balloons

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Multiple Filters

Narrative:  Pre Bypass- Blood Prime

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  2 units and and prime meds- ready to drop 🙂

Perfusion Art: “eVH Aside”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Multiple Filters  

Narrative:  Camera view after completion of EVH

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂

Perfusion Art: “uNDER the hOOD”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Multiple Filters  

Narrative: Camera view of the Surgical Team From the Ground Up 🙂

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂

Variant of the Original:

Perfusion Art: “COLD Sweat”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Multiple Filters  

Narrative: Condensation on Cardioplegia Filter

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂

Perfusion Art: “The Red Tower”

Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Multiple Filters  

Narrative: These Colors REALLY pop!

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂

Perfusion Art: “OVerTheTop”

Photographer:  Adam

Equipment:  IPhone something

Editing:  Multiple Filters  

Narrative: From behind a CellSaver Reservoir

Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  An Unusual Angle 🙂

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…

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: “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: “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

Perfusion Art: “ParaCHute”

Photographer: Frank Aprile, CCP

Equipment: iphone 8 plus

Editing: None

Narrative:  A salvaged unit of processed cell saver blood- waiting to be deployed.

Time & Place: 2019: Daniel Boone Country- Ohio River

About The Artist:  Perfusionist

Commentary:  Available to be returned to the ECC or transferred to MDA post CPB 🙂

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