2019 WPPC: Social Media & It’s Impact on International Perfusion

Editor’s Note: We wish everyone a joyous and safe Christmas.  It has been a challenging year in the world, but we continue to do what we do best…  Perfusion ? Frank  ?

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Genesis: Why I Chose to become a Perfusionist… The Long & Winding Road

  Editor’s Note: I was talking to a colleague of mine, who was visiting our program to help out for a bit, and we both had some pretty long and interesting background stories about some of the reasons of why we chose to become Perfusionists.  After thinking about it, I realized I had had this […]

Excerpts From Heart Surgery in America: What is it that I do?

Editor’s Note: This book is NOW over halfway written, It is a rendering of the reality, sometimes sad and at times funny, emotional, and clinical vignettes of the many different aspects relating to open heart surgery- from the perspective of a perfusionist. This book is a commentary not only on the intricacies of heart surgery, […]

Genesis: Why I Chose to become a Perfusionist…

Editor’s Note: I was talking to a colleague of mine, who was visiting our program to help out for a bit, and we both had some pretty long and interesting background stories about some of the reasons of why we chose to become Perfusionists.  After thinking about it, I realized I had had this same […]

From Our Colleagues in Azerbaijan: Pulmonary Endarterctomy

Editor’s Note: I got an email from a colleague that has been a friend and supporter of Circuit Surfers for the past 6 years or so, Mr.Cuneyt iImamoglu.  I included a little extra information below the body of his article and wish to thank and compliment his team for their tremendous accomplishment! Good Luck and […]

Perfusion 101: Cannulation Sketches

Editor’s Note: How often have you found yourself drawing on the back of a piece of paper, your chart, a napkin, a paper towel, or a scrap of paper- in order to draw a picture describing an anatomical aspect of perfusion, the heart, or cannulation? I know that I have done it more times than […]

Globally Challenged- Perfusion Networks: Are We Kidding Ourselves???

  Editor’s Note: Well this certainly has been a long month. Global weather patterns have absolutely demonstrated that we survive as a community and not as individuals. Unfortunately during the last three weeks, multiple Internet servers were down and thus exposed the soft underbelly of the reptile so to speak – making it painfully obvious […]

Perfusion Art: “Eye of the Storm”

“The Eye of the Storm” Photographer: Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  IPhone 7S Editing:  Photoshop: Contrast Filter Narrative: Engaging the Heart- Negotiating the TEE Time & Place:  Midwest 2017 About The Artist:   Locum’s Perfusionist

Associate Editor’s Wanted: South & Central America, Canada, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia, China, SE Asia, Australia/South Pacific…

Editor’s Note: Dear fellow colleagues.  Thank you for taking the time to read this “help wanted” ad. Currently, CircuitSurfers.com is searching for energetic and culturally diverse representation in the recognition that we as an organization- are geographically under-represented in the South Americas, European, Balkan, Chinese, East Asian, and Australian/South Pacific medical markets/sectors. We are looking […]

Factor X Inhibition? Cardiac Health Supplements / Polyphenol Compounds & Considerations Regarding Hemostasis…

Editor’s Note:   Had an unusual presentation of unexpected post op bleeding the other day with a patient that had no concomitant coagulation issues nor other co-existing disease states that would possibly contribute or amplify post CPB hemostasis. Normally I would write this off as the “the less-than-extraordinary transcendence of damage to general hemostasis” that […]

Perfusion Job Shadow Desired: Hello Utah???

Editor’s Note:   Hello Utah!   I have a student looking for a job shadow opportunity in your area-  She actually wants to get into the profession- but has yet to see first hand- what it is we do.  (Reminds me of me lol- I was 100% sure it was the right field for me- […]

Perfusion Job Shadow: New Jersey and East Coast

  Editor’s Note:   Hello New Jersey and East Coast!   I have a student looking for a job shadow opportunity in your area- Here’s our prospective student’s message to you as well as a contact email: Hello, I am a prospective student seeking the chance to shadow a perfusionist in order to strengthen my […]

Perfusion Job Shadow: New Jersey or PA

Editor’s Note:   Hello New Jersey and PA!   I have a student looking for a job shadow opportunity in your area- Here’s our prospective student’s message to you as well as a contact email:   Hi! I am an undergraduate student at Rowan University. I plan to apply to perfusion programs this coming winter. […]