Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|IN THE NEWS|
Dr. Zlatko Pozeg and
the TEVAR team were highlighted in the July/August 2016 edition of the WRHA’s
WAVE magazine, for successfully performing a TEVAR (thoracic endovascular
aortic repair) on a patient with a dissection of the ascending aorta. This
procedure has been performed numerous times on patients with descending
aortic dissections, but this was only the second case in the world in which
a patient with an ascending aortic dissection was successfully treated with
TEVAR. Read more about it by clicking this link: Close
To The Heart
Day is coming Friday, September 30th!
2016 Research Symposium
The 14th Annual Cardiac Sciences Research Symposium was held Wednesday, June 1st in the Samuel N Cohen Auditorium. This year's Guest Speaker was Dr. Samuel V. Lichtenstein, Clinical Professor of Surgery and University Head of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of British Columbia. Read all about the day HERE.
The Regional Accreditation Site Visit was April 17 - 22, 2016
Information for Staff can be found in the following documents:
Dr. William McIntyre, one of our outstanding cardiology residents, has been the recipient of a number of awards recently:
· In March, he received the 2016 Sanofi / Heart and Stroke Foundation Award in Cardiology. This $10,000 annual prize is presented to a clinical resident who demonstrates academic excellence and pursues additional academic training beyond core cardiology.
· It was announced in March that he was named as Resident of the Month for the month of December 2015. This award is bestowed by PARIM (Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba) on an outstanding resident nominated by one of his/her peers.
Karan Kraft received a Humanitarian Award for Resuscitation at the Heart and Stroke Foundation Annual Celebration held at the beginning of May for an act that helped to save her neighbors life. Karan acted swiftly and calmly in November 2014 when a panicked neighbor whose husband had stopped breathing showed up at her door. Karan instructed the wife to call 911 and immediately started CPR. When the paramedics arrived, he was defibrillated and transported to hospital, where he recovered and was able to return home. Congratulations, Karan, on this well-deserved recognition!
Karen Throndsons collaboration with oncology clinical nurse specialist Darlene Grantham at Health Sciences Centre was highlighted in the May edition of Canadian Nurse. They work together to help oncology patients who develop cardiac complications, often as a result of chemotherapy treatments. These complications can include cardiac ischemia, heart failure and arrhythmias. Not only do Karen & Darlene work directly with patients and families to help them watch for or manage cardiac issues, but they also work to raise awareness among their colleagues about cardiac issues affecting oncology patients.
Dr. Riz Manji (cardiac surgeon) and Jenni Hayward (ICCS nurse) were interviewed on CTV in May 2016 about their work in Africa to help fight rheumatic heart disease. Watch this video to see the interview.
Cardiac Sciences Career Symposium - Wednesday, September 10th Asper Institute
Let us help you choose a career with the Cardiac Sciences Program. Read all about it HERE.
Cardiac Sciences Complex Case Rounds
The Heads Up Program was created to provide Cardiac Sciences staff with a mechanism to bring forward issues concerning patient care in the Cardiac Sciences environment. Concerns may include the care or management of an individual patient or may address more general issues in the day-to-day operation of the Cardiac Sciences Program. (more)
Sciences Program reviewed in Doctors Care
The WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program recently distinguished itself at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress held in Toronto. The conference, which is held annually, is the largest and most prestigious gathering of multidisciplinary, cardiovascular health professionals in Canada. This years Congress featured 42 abstracts from local cardiac clinicians, researchers and trainees, including: 18 oral presentations, 20 posters, workshops and clinical cases. Congratulations to all involved. Click HERE to download a list of all the presentations.
Read the article from the WAVE magazine for July/August show-casing cardiac research at St Boniface Research Centre.
Cardiology Update: Friday, September 28 Basic Medical Sciences
Building. This 1-day program will provide an overview of advancements
which have been made in the areas of diagnostics, prevention, medical
and surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease. This program will be
of interest to family physicians, medical and surgical specialists, nurse
practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and other allied health professionals
who wish to update their general knowledge of cardiology. For more information
and online registration, please go HERE.
The Summer, 2012 Cardiac Sciences newsletter "Straight From The Heart" is now available online HERE. Check it out to read articles including "Celebrating one year at the Asper Institute", "Positive Change for CSIU", "Cardiac Anesthesia Profile" and more.
The Lipid Clinic will be relocating from Health Sciences Centre to the Cardiac Sciences Program at St. Boniface Hospital, effective May 22, 2012. Please join us in welcoming Lipid Clinic patients, physicians and staff at their new location in the I.H. Asper Institute. New contact information is: CR3100-369 Taché Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6, Tel: (204) 258.1478, Fax: (204) 237.2076.
is Heart Month!
"Put Your Finger on the Pulse of Nutrition"
St. Boniface Hospital,
East Seating Area of the Everett Atrium
We have been informed that the "Post Op Cardiac Surgery Nurse Practitioner Clinic - Transition from Hospital to the Community" has been recognized as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada.
Congratulations to the Nurse Practitioners in Cardiac Sciences for a job well done! Their dedication to their patients and the program has assisted in ensuring safe and improved patient care. The clinic idea was started by Susan Mertin some years back, and Sandra Christie has picked it up and followed through in bringing it to fruition. It is the hard work of the NPs, clinic nurses and clerks that have made this project such a resounding success.
On behalf of the Cardiac Sciences Program, thanks to all of you for your hard work and dedication to the cardiac patients of Manitoba.
This Leading Practice will be posted on the Accreditation Canada website so it can be shared with others (http://www.accreditation.ca/knowledge-exchange/leading-practices/).
Dr. Rakesh Arora, Co-Medical Director of the Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery (ICCS) unit at St. Boniface Hospital was recently awarded the Dr. F.W. DuVal Clinical Research Professorship by the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation and the Manitoba Health Research Council. Dr. Arora will use this award in leading a national effort to identify and reduce post-operative delirium in cardiac surgery patients.
A Patient's Guide to Heart Surgery Video
This 20 minute patient education video gives information on preparing for heart surgery. Clinical experts from various areas (such as nursing, medicine, physiotherapy and pharmacy) made this video based on current practice and the latest evidence. The video includes information about:
Go HERE to watch it now!
April, 2011: Premier officially opens new Cardiac Sciences Building in I.H. Asper Institute - read all about it HERE
St. Boniface Hospital and Winnipeg Emergency Medical Services have a heart
attack treatment program called Code STEMI. The following
video clip highlights the advantages of that program.
Annual Future of Heart Health Symposium
- The WRHA/SBH
Cardiac Sciences Program would be delighted to have you join us. Physicians,
Nurses, Researchers, Students, Allied Health Professionals and other interested
individuals - Please join us for our 3rd Annual Future of Heart Health
Symposium. Please download the program PDF HERE
featuring this year's distinguished guest speakers and panelists and check
out the Future Of Heart Health blog HERE.
Jay Cohn to deliver 2nd Annual Harold Buchwald Memorial Public Lecture on Heart Health in Winnipeg on Sept. 25th, 2009
To re-focus our emphasis to Prevention and Early Detection of Heart Disease, Dr. Naranjan Dhalla, Executive-Director, named Ivan Berkowitz as the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences "HEART HEALTH SCHOLAR". On July 25/08, we confirmed support from the local Myles Robinson Memorial Heart Trust for long-term financial contribution for our initiatives in Manitoba. We recognized their support by honouring a founder and past president Harold Buchwald and plan to host an annual "Harold Buchwald Memorial Lecture on Heart Health". For the 2nd Annual Harold Buchwald Memorial Lecture, we have invited one of the world's pre-eminent cardiologists Dr. Jay Cohn from the University of Minnesota where he leads The Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. More information on their BLOG: http://futureofhearthealth.blogspot.com
Construction Updates: The Asper - Bergen Projects March, 2009
FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH! GET MORE INFORMATION HERE: HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION
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