The Effect of CPB on Platelets. Preoperative C-reactive Protein. Blood Storage.
The Effect of CPB on Platelets. Preoperative C-reactive Protein. Blood Storage.

The Effect of CPB on Platelets. Preoperative C-reactive Protein. Blood Storage. [286]

  • Faculty: John Ingram, CCP; Tammy Sparacino, CCP; Jordan Hoffman, MD
  • Date: August 4th, 2021 6:45 am
  • CEU’s: 3.4 CEUs
  • Price: $51
  • Category 3 CEU
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Department of CV Surgery: Faculty Forum
The effect of Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) on Platelets Program will discuss how the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit interacts with blood components and directly affects platelet counts and functionality. 

Tammy Sparacino Journal Club: 
Preoperative C-reactive protein as a predictor of postoperative acute kidney injury in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. C-reactive protein is a well-known marker of inflammation and may be preoperatively elevated in the absence of infection in adult cardiac surgery patients, indicating a baseline inflammatory process. We conducted a literature search to assess the available evidence on whether there is an association between preoperative C-reactive protein and acute kidney injury after coronary artery bypass grafting. Included only were observational studies which investigated this association. 
John Ingram Knowledge Nuggets: 
Blood Storage Effects on the Blood Components 
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Meet Your Instructor

John Ingram, CCP

John Ingram, CCP

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.

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Tammy Sparacino, CCP

Tammy Sparacino, CCP

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.

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Jordan Hoffman, MD

Jordan Hoffman, MD

Dr. Hoffman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and was raised in Los Angeles, California. His undergraduate degree is from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He attended medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and simultaneously received his MPH from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Hoffman’s general surgical training began at Emory and Grady Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia followed by a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. 

Dr. Hoffman's clinical interests include end-stage heart and lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, mechanical support and devices, as well as aortic surgery. His research interests involve studying heart failure physiology in patient’s undergoing LVAD placement and novel therapies to extend the viability of donor hearts.

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