The Perfusion Department is based in theatres at Hammersmith Hospital and manages Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) during cardiac surgery ( theatres 3, 4 & 5).

Our Perfusionists assist with Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) management and peri-operative cell salvage which is routinely used during cardiac surgery.

An introduction to CPB will be given on one of your Thursday morning teaching sessions and the chance to sit alongside a perfusionist during a case. This really helps provide insights into the language and interaction between the multi-disciplinary Heart team.

Henry Bishop is our Chief Perfusionist or ext 34198 

Out of hours, a perfusionist is on-call from home (nb). Contact details and the Perfusionist on-call rota is on the noticeboard in the Doctors Office in A6/CICU or via switchboard.

We are always available for advice and support.

Below are three great CCEAP PDFs from the BJA

Society & College of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland