By Dr. Ross Feldman,
Medical Lead,
Cardiac Sciences Manitoba

August 03, 2021


Sals Stars of the Week: Johann Strumpher (introduced by Rakesh Arora)

Johann Strumpher completed his Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and Cardiac Anesthesia at the University of Manitoba in 2007. He started as a consultant in the ICCS there afterwards and in 2016, he became the co-director of the unit. In 2020 has co-lead a perioperative service on the CSIU where is has worked tirelessly to contributed to the ongoing care of the postoperative patients with the CR4 team.

In this role, Johann has facilitated ongoing collaboration with the cardiac surgeons, CR4 team and surgical trainees to ensure optimal medical and surgical management of an increasingly complex patient population as they transition from the ICU to the ward and eventually to their home in the community.  In addition, Johann has taken on the additional task of collecting granular data on patients require ICU and hospital re-admission to identify opportunities for improvement to further contribute to the excellent care our perioperative team provides for our patients. On behalf of the Section of Cardiac Surgery I would like to acknowledge all of the efforts he has undertaken this past year and to congratulate Johann on this well-deserved recognition.

This Week’s Faculty Publications

R P Nolan, H J Ross, M E Farkouh, E Huszti, S Chan, M Toma, B D’Antono, M White, S Thomas, S I Barr, S Perreault, M McDonald, S Zieroth, D Isaac, A Wielgosz, L M Mielniczuk  Automated E-Counseling for Chronic Heart Failure: CHF-CePPORT Trial   Randomized Controlled Trial Circ Heart Fail . 2021 Jan;14(1):e007073. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.120.007073. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

H R Muller Moran, R C Arora  Commentary: Thrombosis and hemorrhage, yin and yang  JTCVS Tech. 2020 Aug 11;4:156-157. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.08.003. eCollection 2020 Dec.

J A Lee, B Yanagawa, K R An, R C Arora, S Verma, J O Friedrich, Canadian Cardiovascular Surgery Meta-Analysis Working Group  Frailty and pre-frailty in cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 66,448 patients  J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jun 25;16(1):184. doi: 10.1186/s13019-021-01541-8.

A H Shah, M Kass, J Carroll  Is Hypoxia in Standing Position Mandatory in Defining Platypnea-Orthodeoxia Syndrome?  JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Sep 28;13(18):e165-e166. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2020.05.037. Epub 2020 Jul 29.

R Mao, J-Y Coe, K Minhas, O Florescu, W Tymchak, D Schantz, I Buffo, R Soni, J Hyman, D Pepelassis OCT: A Modality for Identifying Stent Failure in Pediatric Patients With Angiographically Silent Coronary Arteries Case Reports JACC Case Rep . 2021 Jun 16;3(6):849-852. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2021.04.027. eCollection 2021 Jun.

H Stirton, B P Meek, A L Edel, Z Solati, A Surendran, H Aukema, M Modirrousta, A Ravandi Oxolipidomics profile in major depressive disorder: Comparing remitters and non-remitters to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment PLoS One . 2021 Feb 11;16(2):e0246592. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0246592. eCollection 2021.

W Yan, M H Yamashita Commentary: Adapting for our patients: Reducing intraoperative adverse events as new technologies emerge Editorial JTCVS Tech. 2020 Dec 25;6:88-89. doi: 0.1016/j.xjtc.2020.12.012. eCollection 2021 Apr.

H R Muller Moran, M H Yamashita Commentary: Preaching to the wire Editorial JTCVS Tech. 2020 Sep 28;4:150-151. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.09.030. eCollection 2020 Dec.

I hope you are staying safe and healthy.