Circuit Surfers

The Currents, Eddys & Riptides- of Open-Heart Surgery

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“The Fight is Here; I need Ammunition, NOT a Ride”

Editor’s Note: Typically I do not get involved with politics or international affairs that are not directly related to the field of cardiovascular medicine, or the field of medicine in general. But with the world events of today regarding the Ukrainian crisis, it is impossible to sidestep a position statement that I feel I must…

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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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