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Covid 19: ITALY Will Prevail !

Editor’s Note: All I can say is that I have known Giuseppe Salerno since I started this blog.  I love this man- because he is so very straight up and just a very decent human being. He cares- and that stands out in all things G (my short name for Giuseppe). We have never met-…

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LivaNova: Coronavirus Update: 10-Mar-2020

Editor’s Note: Please See Product UPDATE: Plz Visit CoronaVirus.Gov–  Just want to get it out there- God Bless Frank   Click Image Above to View CoronaVirus.Gov From LivaNova: To North American Sales, Service, Marketing and Clinical Teams: Currently, the statements from yesterday’s update remain valid. Our manufacturing facilities in Saluggia and Mirandola are open and…

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CoronaVirus.Gov

Editor’s Note: Due Diligence:  Plz Visit CoronaVirus.Gov–  Just want to get it out there- God Bless Frank Click Image Above to View CoronaVirus.Gov

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Corona Virus & Reminders of H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Editor’s Note: Yeah- We are all a little worried.  But this is not a time to get tunnel vision.  Isolation, hording, fear of contact, mistrust, paralyzing fear, xenophobia, spastic parasympathetic responses to something as normal as a human sneeze- or cough- WE ARE BETTER THAN THAT. That visceral parasympathetic/sympathetic reaction to human stress- is called…

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‘Surfers Time Line- Though the Last 9 Years :)

Editor’s Note: I thought I would put together a thumbnail gallery of the life and times @ Circuit Surfers, as a way to let you- the reader- pick and choose what images you would like to look at.  Some of these are from the International Perfusion Art Gallery. Others were taken from various posts and…

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Yeah… We’re International! 158 Countries!

Editor’s Note: Over 1 Million Visits!  – 158 Countries! = 56% Domestic-  44% International!  YEAH BAybee! = Pump Strong! (bcf) Countries Visits from 158 countries registered. == No. Country Last Visit Percent & Number of Visits 1 United States Tue Oct 1, 2019 12:26:08 56.52% 19,157 2 India Tue Oct 1, 2019 10:58:40 7.46% 2,529…

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911: The Call that Wakes Us…

Editor’s Note: It seems hard to believe that it’s been 18 years since September 11, 2001. Just like everyone else I remember exactly where I was the moment I found out that our innocence was lost and that we were under attack. The 9/11 date infers an odd coincidence considering the national call-sign for any…

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Perfusion Mission- AFRICA! A Request for Donated Perfusion Equipment

Editor’s Note: I got an email today from my friend Brian Forsberg, CCP, and one of my earliest supporters when I first started this Circuit Surfers mission. He was instrumental in encouraging me to stand tall when so many in the perfusion community wanted to cut this blog down to its knees. Nobody thought it…

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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…

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From Turkey: Type II Aortic Dissection

Editor’s Note:  I was cruising through FB this morning, before watching Purdue play college football today (another “W” for the other team) when my friend Mehmet Çetintaş tagged me with this post on a type II aortic dissection in which antegrade cerebral protection was employed.  I included a roughly translated thread attached to this picture to…

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Heart Team Philippines: To The Mountain Top!

TIWALA Editor’s Note: I saw the series of photos you are about to see (below) and was struck by their beauty, the spirit behind the climb, and the sense of comradarie they conveyed. Weng has been a huge supporter of “Surfers since it’s inception, and when we met- she had just graduated.  Since then she…

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The Nepal Earthquake: Can Perfusionists Help?

    Editor’s Note: I spared the worst pictures, with so much tragedy in Nepal- all I can ask is how we as a community can help.  I know there are many many GoFundMe’s and what not- but in this case perhaps we as a perfusion community can reach out and help one of our…

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Heart-To-Heart: International Perfusion Missions

Editor’s Note: Other world perfusion is something I think I missed out on.  Can’t call it 3rd world- because it is after all OUR world. There is something exotically exciting about becoming involved in a mission- in a new and different country- and making such a huge difference to people you would otherwise never have met…

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The BEST of the BEST: ‘Surfers 2014

(Click on any images below to read associated article)  Editor’s Note: 2014 was a break out year for Circuit Surfers.  with roughly 130,000 visits and increasing our readership significantly- we have become a comfortable and diverse on-line meeting site for perfusionists from all over the globe to visit and interact. Thank you for your support…

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2015 : A Perfusion Flash Mob

Editor’s Note: I have been doing this for 4 years now, and am astonished to see the outpouring of community spirit by perfusionists from all over the globe.  We used to not know each other :).  It reminded me a bit of a flash mob. A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who…

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A Tale of 2 Countries: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the United States and India

Click image to view source article Editor’s Note: Acknowledgments to the listed below author below, as well as my Indian friend Bijender Singh Bali who led me to this link on FB 🙂 A Tale of 2 Countries: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the United States and India = Sowmya R. Rao, PhD⇑…

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EBOLA: Protective Gear: How to AVOID Contamination

Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties in…

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EBOLA: Facts NOT Myths – A brief primer for all of us

Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties in…

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EBOLA: For Ebola caregivers, enormous fear, risk and bravery

  Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties…

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EBOLA: Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings

Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties in…

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A WORLD of Perfusionists…

[wpvideo KpCOsoka] – EACH dot- Represents a city that has visited CircuitSurfers 🙂 Established On :  2 / 20 / 2011 Owner & President:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Passing 405,000 + Visits… 194 countries and 450 + CV programs visit and contribute here. 965 Face Book Friends Readership Outreach:  10 Face Book Perfusion Group Memberships…

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Heart Surgery in the PI: My Pump Support Drama

The Republic of the Philippines. Heart Surgery in the PI: The Republic of the Philippines Click image to view Weng’s FB page… My Pump Support Drama By Weng Puno-Baldeo = it was just a regular day in the o.r. after a vsd case the team dismantled the hlm, charged all the supplies used and preparing a…

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From Our Perfusion Friends in Iraq

Editor’s Note: Hussein Najim Perfusionist This is a perfusionist in Iraq that trained and worked with Brian Forsberg, MS, CCP (working with ICHF). I see him on FB once in awhile- he is always kind and in good spirits.  So enjoy the picture and realize that we are truly blessed – each in our own…

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Heart Surgery in India: “I Tied My Turban Myself”

Editor’s Note: This is a story written by an Indian cv surgeon I have written to on FB. It has a “Lawrence of Arabia” feel to it, and I enjoyed reading it very much- Thank you sir for the time and effort to share this tale 🙂 Dr. Harinder Singh Bedi  MCh,FIACS (Gold Medallist) Head…