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When the Symphony Dies… Part 1

________________________________________________ Editor’s Note: A brief story of a series of events that represented some significant challenges for this perfusionist as well as the entire open heart and surgical ICU teams… ________________________________________________ A Level 1 Trauma – 2:00 AM Pager goes off- that’s never good.  A call from the OR desk- Something going on in a…


Excerpts from: Heart Surgery in America: The Heart-Lung Machine

This book is NOW over 99% written and moving into the Editing Phase! The title of the book is “The Tips of Spears- An Inside Look At Heart Surgery in America” 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…