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Perfusion Art: Perfusionista Amazonas

“Perfusionista Amazonas”    ________Click image to enlarge Artist:  Paulo Sergio Costa Equipment: Digital Editing:  None Narrative: Time & Place:   Brazil About The Picture:  A very cool picture of a perfusionist from Brazil.

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Perfusion Art: “CCP”

Perfusion Art: “CCP” Editor’s Note: This week is “Perfusionists Week” or day or minute or whatever.  We never used to have a day dedicated to us- because everyday we were dedicated to something greater with a more noble spark behind it than cookies and cream.   That would be “ByPass Baybee” 🙂 Even though the…

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Perfusion Art: “Angels of Mercy”

“Angels of Mercy” Photographer: Frank Aprile. BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  I-phone 6s PLUS Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:  A medevac helicopter– waiting for the next call… Time & Place:   Iowa, Spring 2016 About The Artist:  Locums’ Perfusionist.

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Perfusion Art: “It Takes a Village…”

“It Takes a Village…” Photographer: Frank Aprile. BBA, LP, CCP Title:  Chandra Gall, MS, LP, CCP Equipment:  I-phone 6s PLUS Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:  There were 15 people in the OR at one point:   Time & Place:   Iowa, Spring 2016 About The Artist:  Locums’ Perfusionist.

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Perfusion Art: “Communion”

“Communion” Photographer: Frank Aprile. BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  I-phone 6s PLUS Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:  Like a gathering of souls- focused on one thing… The patient 🙂 Time & Place:   Iowa, Spring 2016 About The Artist:  Locums’ Perfusionist.

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Perfusion Art: Dawgz

Editor’s Note: I have huge respect for this guy.  Whitt Behr is a perfusionist in Oklahoma, who did a perfusion job shadow down in Lubbock, TX back a few years ago. He has written an impressive series here regarding his experience as a perfusion student.  He was and is, a frequent contributor on the ‘Surfers editorial…

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Perfusion Art: “Weaning…”

Editor’s Note: Man it was a hard and long day.  Pt was very sick, a valve arch combo plate- and it was tuff going to the end.  During the case I was struck by the thought that “THIS- is someone’s Dad!”  (Just in case you think your day was kinda rough 🙂 ) Photographer: Frank Aprile. BBA,…

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Perfusion Art: “The Gym”

Editor’s Note: I took this picture (and a couple of others below-) of a vast room attached to the OR, that houses all of the extra equipment not used on a routine basis.  It reminded me of a museum filled with slumbering beasts waiting to be beckoned.  It is appropriately named “the Gym” by the…

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Perfusion Art: Chariots of the Gods

Chariots of the Gods Editor’s Note: I found this picture on FB awhile age, and don’t know who the artist is that I can attribute it to.  However the drawing is so complex and well done, I thought it certainly was something I would like to share with you. To the unknown artist:  Thank you…

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Perfusion Art: “Petulant”

“Petulant“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Frank Aprile. BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  I-phone 5S Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:  The surgeon waits for his PA to finish harvesting an endovascular vein graft… cricket… cricket… Time & Place:   Midwest, 2015 About The Artist:  Locums’ Perfusionist.

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Perfusion Art: “The Other Room”

“The Other Room“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Frank Aprile. BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  I-phone 5S Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:  A reflection against a window of one surgery, while capturing the other room as well- through connecting room with window to both surgical suites. Time & Place:   Midwest, 2015 About The Artist:  Locums’ Perfusionist. To View The Entire…

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Perfusion Art: Cross Clamps

“Cross Clamps“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Giuseppe Salerno Equipment:  I-phone Editing:  Instagram Narrative:  Surgery room of the cardiac surgery department of Taranto Time & Place:   Taranto, Italy 2015 About The Artist:  An Italian Perfusionist who has helped make this blog something special 🙂 To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture:…

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Perfusion Art: Getting Ready…

“Getting Ready“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Brent Equipment:  I-phone Editing:  Photoshop:Filter. Narrative:  One of the best OR watches ever!  G-Shock!. Time & Place:   South East Texas 2015 About The Artist:  An excellent perfusionist- and Father To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com  

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Perfusion Art: Cross Clamp by Perfusionist

“Cross Clamp by Perfusionist“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Nagaraju Rangam Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None. Narrative:  Primed ECC with clamps. Time & Place:   CARE Hospital,Banjara Hills,Hyderabad, 2015 About The Artist:  A Young perfusionist in Hyderbad, India To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com  

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‘Surfers Media ThumbNails FOR 2012

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– while others were taken from various posts…

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Perfusion Art: An Endoscopic View

“An Endoscopic View“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Olivier Germay Equipment:  Digital- Endoscopic Camera Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  Wide angle view of the ECC and the Heart Team. Time & Place:   CHU Saint Pierre – Brussels, 2015 About The Artist:  Chief perfusionist and multiple contributor to ‘Surfers To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below…

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Perfusion Art: MultiTasking

“MultiTasking“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Editor’s Note: I’m sure there will be a few questions bout how I managed to link this to perfsion or perfusion life?  Well the obvious stands before you as a man who is clearly juggling multiple tasks at the same time. In his case:   Pouring 4 coffees at the…

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Perfusion Art: An Operetta

“An Operetta“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Mohd Zaki Oma Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments.  Watercolor filter Narrative:  The Choreography of the Heart Team. Time & Place:   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015 About The Artist:  Kuala Lumpur Reader Comment: I think, perhaps, operetta is a little bit out of the target. OPERA maybe…

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Perfusion Art: The Blue Window

“The Blue Window“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Prashant Londhe Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative:  The Heart-Lung Machine in Gray/Blue Segments Time & Place:   Saudi Arabia, 2015 About The Artist:  Perfusionist in Saudi Arabia:  Prashant Londhe To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

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Perfusion Art: “Emerald RESERVE”

“Emerald RESERVE“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer: Prashant Londhe Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Contrast filter. Narrative:  The Emerald/Amber Hue  of the prime prior to going on CPB… Time & Place:   Saudi Arabia, 2015 About The Artist:  Perfusionist in Saudi Arabia:  Prashant Londhe To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below…

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Crystal ECC

“Crystal ECC”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Prashant Londhe Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Contrast filter. Narrative:  A very cool Picture  prior to going on CPB for a TOF Time & Place:   Saudi Arabia, 2015 About The Artist:  Perfusionist in Saudi Arabia:  Prashant Londhe To View The Entire Gallery- Click the…

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Perfusion Art: “Shrink-Wrapped Alaska”

“Shrink-Wrapped Alaska“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital:   iPhone 5s Editing:  By ‘Surfers: Narrative:  This is Allison, a CRNA student down from Alaska to get a cardiac rotation here in Southeast Texas.  She stands behind a translucent anesthesia barrier separating her from the sterile field.  Heading back up North…

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Perfusion Art: “The Stanley Cup!”

“The Stanley Cup!“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Unknown Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  By ‘Surfers: Narrative:  I saw this picture on FB but forgot to note the photographer (plz contact me so I can credit you):  Anyway- For some reason, it just reminded me of the Stanley Cup Hockey trophy- so that’s where the name comes…

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Perfusion Art: “The Unknown Soldier”

“The Unknown Soldier“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital:   iPhone 5s Editing:  By ‘Surfers: Narrative:  Not really sure what was going on with the boots left by the wall- and surgical booties on them.  Was the mission over? Time & Place:  2015 Texas