Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences,The

Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences,The

Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology


650 Woodlawn Rd W., PO Box 1328

Toronto, PE



1-416-596-3117 or 1-

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Cardiovascular perfusionists operate extracorporeal circulation equipment and perform a vital function as part of a cardiac operating room team of skilled medical professionals that include cardiac surgeons, anesthetists, and nurses. Perfusionists maintain a patient's circulation and respiration during open-heart surgery through the operation of mechanical pumps and artificial gas exchange devices. In addition, their responsibilities include the use of techniques such as hemodilution, hemoconcentration, auto transfusion, and the operation of intra-aortic balloon pumps. Research perfusionists also operate extracorporeal circulation equipment in critical care settings other than the operating room.


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