Perfusion Blog

A collection of posts from our Perfusion Community.

extracorporeal life support

Excellence in Extracorporeal Life Support Awarded to NYC Hospitals

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Achieve Platinum Level Excellence in Life Support Award Sep 23, 2016, 7:00 AM NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 23, 2016) - The Center for Acute Respiratory Failure and Cardiac ECMO Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Pediatric ECMO Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital have been [...]
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Mobile ECMO- Extending reach and expertise beyond hospital walls

For very sick children in rural communities, access to care can mean a decision between a long, dangerous trip to a far-away hospital or less-sophisticated care in their local facility. Seattle Children's has just invested in technology to make that decision easier for the families who face it. Seattle Children's Hospital staff testing one of [...]
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Scandinavian perfusion meeting

"Don’t miss the biggest paediatric perfusion event in Europe this year"

Dear Colleagues, It is with our great pleasure that we invite you to the first “Scandinavian Paediatric Perfusion Meeting” in November 2016. This meeting is a joint venture event, hosted by the Paediatric Cardiac Centres in Lund (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark), and it is the only paediatric perfusion meeting held in Europe. The overall topic…
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Sergei Brukhonenko


By Collin Green Colin G. Green, Copenhagen, Denmark. ([email protected]) I was recently chatting with an overseas perfusionist who sent me a photo of his pediatric CPB circuit set-up. He was particularly pleased with his low priming volume which was due to thoughtful design and tubing positioning: He positioned his venous/cardiotomy reservoir close to the table and…
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An echo in Pulmonary Embolus (PE)

Author: Tom Rozen Peer reviewer: Lloyd Roberts   A 40 year old man presents with near syncopal events and has low oxygen saturations in the emergency department, on a past history of systemic hypertension. His blood pressure is low-normal and the chest X ray is clear, so he goes on to have an urgent CTPA […]

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