The Physiology of ECPR

Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) patients have a unique physiology that is radically different than the run-of-the-mill ECMO patient.  Beginning within the first 5 minutes of chest compressions and manual ventilation aka cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) there are changes that can have… Read More

Who Really Invented the Heart/Lung Pump And ECPR?

A cult film is one that has special meaning for its viewers. “Casablanca” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” are two that immediately come to mind. Cult films attract a special following, the many fans having their own reasons on why they… Read More

Perfusion Theory is an educational platform for the Oxygen Pressure Field Theory (OPFT). August Krogh’s theoretical concept of the oxygen pressure field is explained and then applied to clinical applications in perfusion practice.