Circuit Surfers

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How is Your Moral Compass Today?

Editor’s Note: Well it was a Friday morning with a pretty nondescript schedule. There was one heart on for the day , I am on call – and life is good. I got a text at about 8:30 AM, letting me know that the case was canceled, that the circuit was completely set up and…

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The Art of The Sale: “Cherry Picking” Cardiac Patients…

“This means when the data says “bad surgeon,” the surgeon might, in fact be a Top Gun — a technically-gifted, Morbidity Hunter — the last hope of the poor and sick.” Editor’s Note: Having been an STS coordinator for 5 years- responsible, basically- for the entire process, data collection, discriminating and interpretation of data-field-definitions, inputting…

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Death Panels: Really? I don’t think so…

“I don’t know what to call it, it’s hard- bad either way, it’s not a panel, not a death panel, it’s just a hard decision: she dies today if we operate or she dies later if we don’t.”  Anesthesia It was an odd start to the day. A pretty tough case coming up, a double…

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Circuit Surfers is 2 Years Old !

Why?  Cuz I think cool pictures are part of our lives … 2 Years … Wow !  Never really thought it would go this long- or that it went by so fast. First of all- Thanks all of you for joining and reading.  Slowly you guys started trusting or at least enjoying the site- and…

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A Bridge to Transplant? How About a BRIDGE to Medicare?

1/2 a year shy of 65- MEDICARE hasn’t kicked in yet… STRANDED ON THE TARMAC Day:1 Day + Day + ACCESS… DENIED ! Day + Day + Day + Day + Day + Day + Epilog … RIP Click to Enlarge You Figure It Out …

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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,…

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A Bridge to Transplant ? How About a BRIDGE to Medicare … ?

Click to Enlarge Day:1 Day + Day + Day + Day + Day + Day + Day + Day + Epilog … Click to Enlarge You Figure It Out …

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Please Review My Site

I think the worst thing anybody can do… Is sit thinking they are all-that– and have it all wrapped up. Just when you think it’s all good, you find out that, that just maybe- it’s not as cute as you thought, and indeed- some polishing may be required. New and shiny only lasts so long,…

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