American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT)

The mission of AmSECT is to foster improved patient care and safety by providing for the continuing education and professional needs of the extracorporeal circulation technology community.

History of AmSECT

The American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology was founded in 1964 with the belief that members of the then-new allied health field could best serve their profession by sharing their thoughts and experiences.

Steady growth was the keynote of AmSECT, as the ranks of Perfusionists expanded with the increasing demand for open-heart surgery. During the past decade, changes in lifestyle and improvements in the treatment of cardiac disease have resulted in Perfusionists facing the challenge of identifying new opportunities and expanded their practices in the areas of perioperative blood management, wound healing, ventricular assistance, and expanded uses of extracorporeal circulation.


The PERForm Registry, which is embedded in the MSTCVS Quality Collaborative, has collaborated with AmSECT for mutual endorsement.  This relationship will provide AmSECT members a common platform for assessing the quality and safety of cardiopulmonary bypass for their patients. Those participating in the PERForm registry will receive quarterly quality reports that benchmark their practice against other PERForm registry participants.  In addition, PERForm will have access to AmSECT’s experts and thought leaders to enhance the scientific underpinnings of future investigative work.

Link to AmSECT’s website.