WebCast ! Hemetech’s Perfusion Basic Science Review: January 2015

Click image to view meeting details Sat Jan 31, Sun Feb 1, 2015 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 SDCEs) Registration: To register: reviewcourse@hemetech.com or 740-396-8787 About Hemetech The Course Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon: […]

The Sanibel Perfusion Symposium: Fort Myers, FL

 Perfusion.com Presents Click image to view Sanibel Conference The Sanibel Perfusion Symposium will be held on February 4-7th, 2015 at the luxurious Sanibel Harbor Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Florida. This conference venue features ocean views from virtually every angle and on-site activities including dining, cocktails, live music, boating, fishing, tennis and a world class […]

Letters from a Perfusionist in Germany: Coming to America…

Editor’s Note: Hi Guys, I got this letter from a perfusionist in Germany. I don’t know if the ABCP recognizes Perfusion Certification from Europe.  I guess the question is- can he sit for the ABCP boards? Hi Frank, hope u can help.. i want to immigrate to the states after i finish my Master degree […]

Wisconsin Perfusion Society : Spring 2015

(Click Image to View Website) WPS:  Wisconsin Dells, WI April 10th – April 12th, 2015 Join us for the 22nd annual Wisconsin Perfusion Society (WPS), April 10-12 at the Glacier Canyon Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells.  In addition to CPB conduct, a variety of topics including ECMO, VADS, minimally invasive technique, TAVR, and others are […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Clinical Applications Science Review: September 2014

Click image to view meeting details September 27 & September 28, 2014 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 SDCEs) Registration: To register: reviewcourse@hemetech.com or 740-396-8787 About Hemetech The Course Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon: Our […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Perfusion Basic Science Review: September 2014

You Can STILL Register & Get 20 Cat I CEU’s !   Click image to view meeting details September 13 & September 14, 2014 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Click HERE to view Course Details Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 […]

My Perfusion Job Shadowing Experience: Day 1

Click HERE to view entire series 🙂 Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of what is going to be a 3-part series- the first two posts presented by a young, soon-to-be medical professional who job shadowed for two days with me.  The last will be a re-post of something I had written- that reflects the […]

My Perfusion Job Shadowing Experience: Day 3

Click HERE to view entire series 🙂 Editor’s Note: This is part 3 of what is a 3-part series- two posts are presented by a young, soon-to-be medical professional who job shadowed for two days with me.  This last post will be a re-post of something I had written- that was about this particular case- that reflects […]

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 […]

Protamine

Protamine Protamine, a polycationic protein derived from salmon milt, possess strong alkalinity because of an amino acid composition consisting of 67% arginine.  In its natural state, the numerous positive charges on the protamine molecule bind with the negatively charged phosphate groups of the nucleoprotein material of salmon sperm.  Heparin, a polyanion, binds ionically to protamine […]

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic Stenosis Rheumatic heart disease and calcification deposits due to age (senile calcific aortic stenosis) are the most common pathologic conditions associated with aortic stenosis.  Congenital malformations such as a bicuspid aortic valve with a small annulus, or unicuspid valve usually develop symptoms at an early age but occasionally surface in later years.  Calcification of […]

Cardiac Blood Flow & O2 Consumption

“The major vessels of the coronary circulation are the left main coronary that divides into left anterior descending and circumflex branches, and the right main coronary artery.” Source: Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts Richard E. Klabunde, PhD The major vessels of the coronary circulation are the left main coronary that divides into left anterior descending andcircumflex branches, and the right main coronary artery. […]

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 […]

A Unique Case Review:

Authored by Steve Sutton, LP, CCP Editor’s Note: Steve Sutton is well known and highly regarded into today’s Perfusion community.  He is a strong proponent for advancing Perfusion education and in pursuing that goal,  he has given numerous presentations at some of the most  premier Perfusion meetings held each year. Along with his dedication to […]

Adequacy of Perfusion:

Adequacy of Perfusion:  By Steve Sutton, LP, CCP Editor’s Note: Steve Sutton is well known and highly regarded into today’s Perfusion community.  He is a strong proponent for advancing Perfusion education and in pursuing that goal,  he has given numerous presentations at some of the most  premier Perfusion meetings held each year. Along with his […]

The TEG (Thromboelastogram)

Editor’s Note: Recently we began employing the TEG routinely for all of our open-heart procedures.  Now I am relatively familiar with the concept, having discussed and written about it before.  However there is an array of numbers and categories that come with the TEG analysis that I wasn’t certain about, so to clear it up […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Clinical Applications Science Review

Click image to view meeting details September 27 & September 28, 2014 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 SDCEs) Registration: To register: reviewcourse@hemetech.com or 740-396-8787 About Hemetech The Course Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon: Our […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Perfusion Basic Science Review: 2014

Click image to view meeting details September 13 & September 14, 2014 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 SDCEs) Registration: To register: reviewcourse@hemetech.com or 740-396-8787 About Hemetech The Course Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon: Our […]

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 […]

#Driving_To_SanDiego_CREF_Day_2

Survival of the Fittest Editor’s Note: 1,100 miles, 2 days, and intermittent decent weather salvaged some ominous moments from potential doom. Got here- with 22 pieces of art, and 84 mile trip getting to 4000 + feet and back down again (Laguna mountains, CA), multiple border patrol inspections, and a San Diego that has definitely […]