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The Vanderbilt Faculty team will discuss Single Ventricle physiology and how this affects perfusion technique during surgical correction. Our Journal Club explores alternative techniques to long acting cardioplegia for myocardial protection during open cardiac surgery.
Our Knowledge Nuggets segment explores elevated Ammonia levels and what this may mean in the ECMO patient.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Department of CV Surgery: Faculty Forum
Single Ventricle Physiology
Faculty: Katie Faella CCP, LCP, FPP J. Hoffman, MD Matt Warhoover, CCP A. Lepore, CCP
Tammy Sparacino Journal Club: Alternative technique of long acting cardioplegia delivery results in less hemodilution "Preparation of del-Nido cardioplegia and its delivery technique can cause significant hemodilution.
The resultant effects from hemodilution are largely proportionate to the use of a dual circuit.
We opted for a custom-disposable single cardioplegia circuit instead of a dual circuit."
Faculty: Tammy Sparacino, CCP
John Ingram Knowledge Nuggets: Ammonia Blood Levels, What does it Mean
Faculty: John Ingram, CCP
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John Ingram is a magna cum laude graduate from University of Texas, Texas Heart Institute and a board certified perfusionist currently specializing in adult perfusion as well as pediatric and adult ECMO. He has several medical patents and has served as a consultant for nearly every perfusion manufacturer. He has published seven research publications in the perfusion literature, and has presented both nationally and internationally. With fifteen years experience as a Chief Perfusionist, and thirty years perfusion experience in total, he presently provides nationwide temporary and long term locum tenens coverage.
Matt Warhoover graduated Vanderbilt University with a Masters in Health Care Management. He also earned a masters in Perfusion Science from Milwaukee School of Engineering. Matt is the current Associate Chief of Perfusion at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is the lead for the perfusion based ECMO service line performing nearly 100 ECMO patients and 20,000 hours annually.
His career started as a Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Anesthesia Technician in 1997 and continued his education and started his perfusion career at Midwest Heart Institute in Milwaukee, WI in 2002. In 2005 Matt moved to Perfusionist Supervisor for McAllen Perfusion Associates, Inc. in McAllen, TX and in 2016 became Associate Chief of Perfusion at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
He is certified with the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion and is a Licensed Perfusionist by Tennessee State Department of Health.
He is published in the Journal of Extracorporeal Technology, June, 2008. Publication of Argatroban in Short Term Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Due to Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia. Matt also presented to the Wisconsin Perfusion Society Meeting – September 2002 – Presentation on the inflammatory response of the utilization of pump suction during primary CABG surgery.
Matt is a member of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (2002 – Present), Tennessee Perfusion Association Member (2006 – Present) and Tennessee Perfusion Association President (2010 – Present)
Tammy graduated from Texas Heart Institute and had been practicing for nearly 17 years in the Houston and surrounding areas. She is employed with Houston Extracorporeal Technologies as a clinical perfusionist. Her professional interests are perfusion education, ECMO management and blood conservation.