“Can Do!” Is DEFINITELY in LivaNova’s Dictionary!

“I am impressed.  I feel that in some ways, people and organizations define themselves and improve consumer confidence- more by the manner in which they  handle adversity as opposed to how they harness success.” Editor’s Note: When I was a Navy Hospital Corpsman, in charge of an ER somewhere in the Republic of the Philippines, […]

Customizing Your ECC

Editor’s Note: At some point in time, we have all had (or will have) the opportunity to customize our pump packs (ECC) in order to make them more efficient, adjust or integrate to new techniques, reduce cost, adjust to new clinical expectations from the surgeon, or minimize priming volume. So today, that was exactly what […]

Perfusion Art: “My Colleagues”

  “My Colleagues”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Suneel Lakki Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Metal Gradient. Narrative: Eyes up & Eyes down Time & Place:   2014 Fortis Memorial Research Institute About The Picture:  Eye contact has been made… To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Transeptal RA to LA”

“Transeptal RA to LA”    ________Click image to enlarge Sketch Artist:  Brian White Equipment:  Pen & Projector Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: Sometimes art is needed to understand the entire picture. Transeptal RA to LA off load cannula with VA ECMO. Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  Sometimes you gotta get artistic […]

Perfusion Art: “Timid”

“Timid”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: Scrubbed in for 1 hour- and gloves are totally clean… Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  During-Bypass To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

International CQI: USA: Total Oxygenator Failure

Operation: ACB x 3. Pt. Data 70 years old Gender: Male 71 inches 79 Kilograms 1.94 BSA Baseline Hematocrit- 44% Pertinant Hx: Unremarkable. No coagulopathic issues No other issues-  patient appeared to be  robust and healthy. Plan: ACB x 3:  Mild Hypothermia- 34 degrees C.. Prime Constituents: 300 ml  Normosol 5,000 units heparin 37.5 g […]

Perfusion Art: “Heart Surgery in Texas”

“Heart Surgery in Texas”    ________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: This is a great picture- Nikki going to town right b4 a heart case. Photographer:  Nikki’s Friend Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: Riding herd before a heart case. Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  Before-Bypass To View The Entire […]

Perfusion Art: “B F F”

“B F F”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Cik Abul Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: Malaysian perfusionist:  “The Clamp is BFF” Time & Place:   The World: 2014 About The Picture:  Before-Bypass About The Artist: I Think this says it all 🙂 To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To […]

Perfusion Art: “Breakfast Club”

“Breakfast Club”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Dario Fichera Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: Typical chats B4 Bypass Time & Place:   The World: 2014 About The Picture:  Before-Bypass About The Artist: I Think this says it all 🙂 To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Oximetry”

“Oximetry”    ________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: This is a great picture- but it is also a great addition to our practice. The CASMED FORE-SIGHT Cerebral Oximeter has definitely improved our insight (in terms of adequacy of cerebral perfusion). Click Here to see the Technical Specs… Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  […]

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 Avalon Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter

Have you used a percutaneous venous cannula like this? The AVALONELITE :  Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter (Click image to visit website) A Discussion on Cannula Positioning Proper cannula positioning in single site veno-venous extracorporeal life support (vv-ELS) is cumbersome and necessitates image guidance to obtain a safe and stable position within the heart and the […]