Heart Surgery in the PI: My Pump Support Drama

The Republic of the Philippines. Heart Surgery in the PI: The Republic of the Philippines Click image to view Weng’s FB page… My Pump Support Drama By Weng Puno-Baldeo = it was just a regular day in the o.r. after a vsd case the team dismantled the hlm, charged all the supplies used and preparing a […]

About Circuit Surfers

The Editorial Staff of Circuit Surfers Click image to meet the Editorial Staff Why We Do This… ? Because We Can …  Established On :  2 / 20 / 2011 Owner & President:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Passing 392,000 + Visits… 188 countries and 450 + CV programs visit and contribute here. 942 Face […]

Heart Surgery in India: “I Tied My Turban Myself”

Editor’s Note: This is a story written by an Indian cv surgeon I have written to on FB. It has a “Lawrence of Arabia” feel to it, and I enjoyed reading it very much- Thank you sir for the time and effort to share this tale 🙂 Dr. Harinder Singh Bedi  MCh,FIACS (Gold Medallist) Head […]

Heart Surgery in Pakistan: An Interview with Abdul Qadeer Khan

Pakistan. Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of an introduction from Abdul Qadeer Khan, and his experiences as a perfusionist in Pakistan.  It is a very nice, well written letter and I want to thank you personally Mr. Khan, for you kindness and the time you took to share this with the rest of us […]

Chillin’ With Your Team

This is what the patients see when they’re looking up from the OR bed. 🙂 Editor’s Note: Not all things “Heart Team” involve an operating room environment.  To be effective you kinda have to actually like each other.  That to me is one of the the strongest pillars of team work and clinical excellence. You […]

Babies Deserve More Than One Day of Life

“I told them that if we did not employ a form of ECMO in the next few minutes the child would die.” Editor’s Note: This post impressed me quite a bit, so thank you Dr. Novick, and Brian Forsberg, for doing what you guys do out there in Iraq right now-  very impressive work and personal […]

It’s In The Eyes … What Perfusionists See

Hello Kittty … 🙂 Editor’s Note: Well in the OR it’s usually from the top of the head- to the mask that we focus on when communicating with our friends and peers.  A small space from forehead to the mask is usually all we see– sometimes the mask comes off- and then we see the […]

An Italian Peds Mission to Africa !

Editor’s Note: This is a very fun and unique video of the experiences of one Italian perfusionist on a pediatric heart mission to Africa. Dario Fichera has been a friend for quite sometime- and has been a constant source of encouragement and inspiration as the ‘Surfers blog grew up. The following is his video as […]

Heart Surgery in the PI: The Republic of the Philippines

The Republic of the Philippines. Editor’s Note: This is an interview with Weng Puno-Baldeo, perfusionist in the PI (Philippine Islands).  A lush land of very generous, kind, and caring people. Heart Surgery in the PI: The Republic of the Philippines Click image to view Weng’s FB page… Hi Weng.  First of all, thank you for doing […]

A Really Great NEW Perfusion Blog: By Brian forsberg

Editor’s Note: Brian Forsberg and I started communicating when I first began this blog.  He was always supportive and kind- and propped me up when there was so much contempt and hostility aimed at the blog (as well as me). I can only say thank you Brian- thank you for that. So he does a […]

To India: Long Distance Advice…

Editor’s Note: I was just kicking around Face Book when I got an online message from somewhere in India (I believe). Let me clarify 1st-  that I DO NOT represent myself or this blog as a Perfusion Help Line- but I do advocate that we use new media to facilitate situations exactly like this. So […]

Is Perfusion a “Dead Language” ?

Editor’s Note: I got this letter from a soon-to-be-enrolled perfusion student. He has legitimate concerns and asks for feedback from perfusionists currently in the field. Help him out ? Hello Frank, First and foremost I wanted to let you know that I have been a huge fan of your site since I discovered it about […]

A Son’s Sacrifice: On Father’s Day

Submitted by: Bijender Singh Bali Editor’s Note: This post is a reflection about Father’s Day- but the event described did not occur on that day… Bijender Singh Bali is an perfusionist from India that I have been in contact with for the last 8 months or so. It is through Circuit Surfer’s that we met, […]

Contributors : Thank You

Editor’s Note: The list below represents only some of  the perfusionists and individuals that have contributed to this website and made an effort to improve us all. In this case, the group below represnts the individuals who have donated pictures to the international perfusion art gallery.  A very fun and revealing project. There are so […]