Ross Feldman, Medical Director, Cardiac Sciences Program

Volume 2, Issue 35 - September 8, 2018

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Islam MA, Ravandi A, Aukema HM. Linoleic acid derived oxylipins are elevated in kidney and liver and reduced in serum in rats given a high-protein diet. J Nutr Biochem. 2018 Aug 15;61:40-47. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.07.015. [Epub ahead of print]

Mutch WAC, El-Gabalawy R, Girling L, Kilborn K, Jacobsohn E. End-Tidal Hypocapnia Under Anesthesia Predicts Postoperative Delirium. Front Neurol. 2018 Aug 17;9:678. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00678. eCollection 2018.

Grocott HP. The second report of bilateral hand transplantation in a child. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2017 Dec;1(4):e3. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(17)30131-1. Epub 2017 Nov 15. No abstract available.

Volume 2, Issue 34 - August 31, 2018

Shout Outs

Congratulations to Dr. Ashish Shah, Dr. Malek Kass and Dr. Nasir Shaikh. This week they performed their first trans-catheter paravalvular leak closure. They hope to provide this structural interventional servicer to many more patients in Manitoba.

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Cloutier JM, Khoo C, Hiebert B, Wassef A, Seifer CM. Physician decision making in anticoagulating atrial fibrillation: a prospective survey of a physician notification system for atrial fibrillation detected on cardiac implantable electronic devices of patients at increased risk of stroke. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2018 Apr;12(4):113-122. doi: 10.1177/1753944717749739.

Mazer CD, Whitlock RP, Fergusson DA, Belley-Cote E, Connolly K, Khanykin B, Gregory AJ, de Médicis É, Carrier FM, McGuinness S, Young PJ, Byrne K, Villar JC, Royse A, Grocott HP, Seeberger MD, Mehta C, Lellouche F, Hare GMT, Painter TW, Fremes S, Syed S, Bagshaw SM, Hwang NC, Royse C, Hall J, Dai D, Mistry N, Thorpe K, Verma S, Jüni P, Shehata N; TRICS Investigators and Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group. Six-Month Outcomes after Restrictive or Liberal Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery. N Engl J Med. 2018 Aug 26. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1808561. [Epub ahead of print]

Zelenitsky SA, Calic D, Arora RC, Grocott HP, Lakowski TM, Lillico R, Ariano RE. Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: Intraoperative Cefazolin Concentrations and Sternal Wound Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Aug 27. pii: AAC.01360-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01360-18. [Epub ahead of print]

Muller Moran HR, Kass M, Ravandi A, Zieroth S, Schaffer SA, Cordova FJ, Pozeg ZI, Arora RC, Singal RK. Diagnosis of Left Ventricular Assist Device Outflow Graft Obstruction Using Intravascular Ultrasound. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Dec;9(12). pii: e003472. No abstract available.]

Volume 2, Issue 33 - August 26, 2018

CSP in the News

Notably the initial focus of the Free Press was to highlight the lengthening echo waitlist. However, the interview occurred (fortunately) shortly after our request to extend echo services had been approved. We are still working out the details on how this will be implemented. See article by clicking HERE

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Kredentser MS, Blouw M, Marten N, Sareen J, Bienvenu OJ, Ryu J, Beatie BE, Logsetty S, Graff LA, Eggertson S, Sweatman S, Debroni B, Cianflone N, Arora RC, Zarychanski R, Olafson K. Preventing Posttraumatic Stress in ICU Survivors: A Single-Center Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of ICU Diaries and Psychoeducation. Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug 16. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003367. [Epub ahead of print]

Volume 2, Issue 32 - August 19, 2018

CSP in the News

Does having a female physician in the ED on the case improve prognosis of women with STEMI? Based on the reporting around a recent PNAS paper that asked that question we had the opportunity to remind viewers of the ongoing care gap in the management of heart disease in women. The link to the CTV story is below.

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Jones PJH, Shamloo M, MacKay DS, Rideout TC, Myrie SB, Plat J, Roullet JB, Baer DJ, Calkins KL, Davis HR, Barton Duell P, Ginsberg H, Gylling H, Jenkins D, Lütjohann D, Moghadasian M, Moreau RA, Mymin D, Ostlund RE Jr, Ras RT, Ochoa Reparaz J, Trautwein EA, Turley S, Vanmierlo T, Weingärtner O. Progress and perspectives in plant sterol and plant stanol research. Nutr Rev. 2018 Aug 7. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuy032. [Epub ahead of print]

Volume 2, Issue 31 - August 12, 2018

CSP Annoucements

This week we wish farewell and every success to Kim Kummen, Administrative Director, who departs to assume the senior financial management role for the Grace Hospital. Kim has been instrumental in helping to guide the Cardiac Sciences Program through Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the consolidation of acute care services in Winnipeg as well as helping us to avoid "ditches" with the day-to-day bumps in the road that are the norm for us. Good luck Kim. You will be remembered (and missed).

Please join us in welcoming our new Interventional Cardiology fellow, Dr. Karthik Balasubramaniam, who started his fellowship on August 7, 2018.

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Ibrahim OA, Drew D, Hayes CJ, McIntyre W, Seifer CM, Hopman W, Glover B, Baranchuk AM. Implantable loop recorders in the real world: a study of two Canadian centers. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2017 Nov;50(2):179-185. doi: 10.1007/s10840-017-0294-y. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

Grocott HP Emergence delirium and intranasal dexmedetomidine: The importance of method, dosing, and timing of administration. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Sep;112:210. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.03.021. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Volume 2, Issue 30 - August 5, 2018


The CSP will be initiating a pilot project competition with application forms and guidelines available within 2 weeks. This competition will feature support for:
• Research Development Grants of up to $25,000 each
• Innovations in Medical Education and KT Grants of up to $25, 000 each.
This competition will be open to all areas of scholarship within the Cardiac Sciences Program. The application form will be short (2 page limit on the proposal). Notably, PI and co-PI from each project must be from 2 different sections of the CSP. The application deadline will be at the end of September.

CSP SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 HEALTH INNOVATION AWARDS: Awards Focus on Improving Patient Care and Advocating Healthy Living

This year’s province-wide awards recognize and celebrate health care system initiatives across the province in four categories:
• patient-centred care, to recognize an initiative that directly results in improved processes, clinical approaches and the culture of patient-centred care in front-line services, such as access to care, quality of care and overall patient experience;
• health system improvement, to recognize creative and pioneering efforts that have resulted in process improvements;
• the Mino Bimaadiziwin Innovation Award for Healthy Living, to recognize an individual or group that has enhanced healthy living activities among Manitobans; and
• the Enid Thompson Award for Health Care Innovation, to recognize an individual who initiated outstanding change that has had a positive effect on patient care in the publicly funded health-care system.

Nominees will demonstrate how their work has advanced and improved care, and how they are sharing what they learned within Manitoba to ensure long-term success.
We are looking to submit one nomination from the Cardiac Sciences Program.
If you have an idea for a nomination (and would be willing to do some of the legwork to support your nominee) get your suggestion to me asap.

More information on the awards and nomination instructions are available at Nominations will be accepted until Sept. 17 and the winners will be announced later this year.

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Grocott HP. Additional concerns for the scavenging of anesthetic agents used for ICU sedation. J Clin Monit Comput. 2018 Aug 1. doi: 10.1007/s10877-018-0191-7. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Solati Z, Edel AL, Shang Y, O K, Ravandi A. Oxidized phosphatidylcholines are produced in renal ischemia reperfusion injury. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 23;13(4):e0195172. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195172. eCollection 2018.