Perfusion Blog

A collection of posts from our Perfusion Community.

Sergei Brukhonenko

HEART-LUNG MACHINES – SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT PUMP CONFIGURATION AND DESIGN.

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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Keystone Perfusion Services PC Ranks No. 1090 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000. Northeast Pennsylvania based Keystone Perfusion Services Ranks No. 1090 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 385%. NEW YORK, August 14, 2019– Inc.magazine today revealed that Keystone Perfusion Services PC, a provider of contracted perfusion services, is No. 1090…
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Protecting the Perfusion Field: How to Navigate the ECMO Staffing and Funding Crisis

Introduction to ECMO Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, is a life support technique used to deliver extracorporeal cardiovascular and pulmonary support using hemodynamic care and gas exchanges. Traditionally, perfusionists—highly specialized medical professionals who undergo approximately six years of training to earn their title—have been responsible for the initiation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of the heart-lung machines…
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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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VA hospitals favor mitral valve repair vs. replacement

10-year rates mirror non-VA hospitals although wide variability in MV repair rates among centers noted, according to presentation at 96th AATS Annual Meeting Little is known about mitral valve (MV) surgical outcomes within the largest US federal health system — the Veterans Administration (VA) Health System. At the 96th AATS Annual Meeting, data presented from…
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Data helps predict risk of pneumonia after heart surgery

New risk model shows patients may recover pneumonia-free through prehabilitation Pneumonia is the most prevalent infection after heart surgery, leading to longer hospital stays and lower odds of survival. But a new analysis of data from thousands of patients who had coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery at Michigan hospitals revealed ways people can prepare…
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