Tylerc

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I heard that PErfusionists are not in high demand, is this true? & i also heard that they will soo n be extinct due to new discoveries, is that also true?
 

foreverLaur

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I have a friend who completed this program at Drexel University. He had multiple job offers upon graduating and is making good money. He stayed in Philadelphia and is working at HUP.
 

jwk

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The demand for perfusionists seems to have decreased because fewer cases are being done using cardiac bypass. However, not all cases can be done "off-pump" so there will always be a need.
 
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core0

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The demand for perfusionists seems to have decreased because fewer cases are being done using cardiac bypass. However, not all cases can be done "off-pump" so there will always be a need.
Perfusionists here do cell saver and non-cardiac bypass. With the emphasis on not using banked blood that part may increase.

David Carpenter, PA-C
 

drmwvr

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Perfusionists here do cell saver and non-cardiac bypass. With the emphasis on not using banked blood that part may increase.

David Carpenter, PA-C

As the cardiologists do more interventions successfully (ca stenting), pump cases can sag, depending on where you are and the aggressiveness of the cardiologists. Valves need perfusion, that doesn't change. When all those patients have been stented as much as they can be stented, they're coming to the or, sooner or later (or the undertaker's). Perfusion is an entirely viable endeavor.
 
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