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Barry University, Cardiovascular Perfusion, BS


Cardiovascular Perfusion is one of the newest and most challenging professions in medicine today. The cardiovascular perfusionist is a highly skilled, allied health professional trained and educated specifically as a member of the open heart, surgical team responsible for the selection, set-up and operation of a mechanical pump commonly referred to as the heartlung machine. Although the perfusionist’s primary role remains in Cardiovascular Surgery, additional scope of practice includes blood conservation, longterm support for respiratory failure, isolated limb perfusion for the treatment of malignant tumors, transplantation for heart, liver, and lung, and artificial cardiac assist devices. While operating the heart and lung machine, additional responsibilities include hemostasis management, blood gas analysis and myocardial protection.

Cardiovascular Perfusionists have grown from an era of on the job trained technicians to recognized and well respected allied health professionals with extensive education in theory and practice. These professionals apply their cardiopulmonary knowledge with cutting-edge technology in a dynamic medical setting.

Barry University has one of only three accredited bachelor’s degree programs in cardiovascular perfusion in the United States and the only program in Florida.

The program accepts only up to 15-20 students per year, which supports small class sizes and one-on-one learning.

You are taught by faculty who are well connected within the CVP industry.

You have access to a successful, close-knit alumni network that maintains ties to the program.

The CVP program has an exceptional board passing rate for the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion National Certification Exam.

The program has well established clinical affiliations throughout the U.S.

The CVP program, and Barry University as a whole, is committed to fostering ethical and social responsibility, scholarly research, and respect for human dignity through experiential and service learning opportunities.

The Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at Barry University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee-Perfusion Education

Additional information about perfusion school program:

Students Admitted: 20
Program Length: 21 months
In state tuition: $63,750
Out of state tuition: $63,750
Degree: B.S. (major in Cardiovascular Perfusion)