Platelet Gel Systems & Comparisons

“Although modest in terms of complexity, and clinical challenge, platelet gel does rear it‚Äôs head for those of us that are in accounts that employ the use of this modality.” Editor’s Note: Today’s menu is less esoteric- and however bland, represents one of the many¬†adjunct therapies and applications that perfusionists are involved in, that are […]

New Technologies: The MedLED CHROME Headlight

Editor’s Note: Recently at one¬†of the OR’s I was visiting, we had a visit from a rep from The KLS Martin Group, regarding a fresh perspective on an old problem: Cordless Headlights that have the muscle to last through an open heart procedure. I was impressed with the enthusiasm and tenaciousness of this KLS representative,¬†Lauren […]

CARDIOHELP: An In-Service for MD’s, Perfusionists, & Nurses

Click Image to visit CARDIOHELP website Editor’s Note: We are looking at a new system to integrate into our ECMO program, and today we had an in-service from¬†MAQUET, who owns, distributes, and supports the CARDIOHELP ECLS system. This was a 3.5 hour in-service designed to educate physicians, perfusionists, and nurses. ¬†It was offered for three […]

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

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 ūüôā 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 ūüôā 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 […]