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

November 16, 2021


Sals Star of the Week:  Anita Maric  (introduced by Sarah Gilchrist)

This week we celebrate Anita Maric for her leadership in navigating our teams through accreditation amongst a challenging time. Anita was able to formulate and synthesize ROP’s , standards, previous unmet criteria in a functional way to allow our already overwhelmed staff to shine during accreditation. She was also able to provide additional opportunity for us to highlight the excellent work that has been done outside of the standards shining a light on CSP passion for innovation (virtual clinic, digital health collaborations, tech advances). Her empathic yet forward moving approach to accreditation is much appreciated and recognized by leaders and staff.  

With this issue we will be introducing Program Highlights as a recurring feature of the Rumbles,  highlighting the many initiatives that comprise Cardiac Sciences MB- clinically, scholarly and educationally.  This week we will kick off with a Program Highlight of our Adult Congenital Heart Program.  We encourage submissions (with pictures) from across the Cardiac Sciences community

MACH – Manitoba Adult Congenital Heart  Clinic cares for all adults with congenital heart disease in Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. We care for over 1500 patients and will continue to grow as we receive over 100 new referrals annually.

They provide clinics for all aspects of the care of patients with congenital heart disease including in pregnancy, palliation and structural care.

The MACH team consists of Robin Ducas, Ashish Shah, James Tam, Dawn Barker, Ana Maria, Amy Vickers, and Barb King.

National Nurse Practitioner Week Nov 7-13.

Join us in honoring and celebrating just a few of our Nurse Practitioners and the impact they make in providing access to high-quality care to individuals across the continuum of care.

This Week’s Faculty Publications

Murdoch Leeies, Hayley B Gershengorn, Emmanuel Charbonney, Anand Kumar, Dean A Fergusson, Alexis F Turgeon, Allan Garland, Donald S Houston, Brett Houston, Emily Rimmer, Eric Jacobsohn, Srinivas Murthy, Rob Fowler, Robert Balshaw, Ryan Zarychanski  Epidemiology of intravenous immune globulin in septic shock: a retrospective cohort analysis of the Premier Healthcare Database  Can J Anaesth. 2021 Nov;68(11):1641-1650. doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-02081-4. Epub 2021 Aug 10.

J W Awori Hayanga, Subhasis Chatterjee, Bo Soo Kim, HelenMari Merritt-Genore, Rita Carrie Karianna Milewski, Jonathan W Haft, Rakesh C Arora Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with COVID-19 respiratory failure  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Oct 12;S0022-5223(21)01432-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.09.059. Online ahead of print.

HelenMari Merritt-Genore, Rainer Moosdorf, Erin Gillaspie, Sylvain Lother, Daniel Engelman, Shahnur Ahmed, Frank A Baciewicz, Michael C Grant, Rita Milewski, Kelly Cawcutt, J Awori Hayanga, Subhasis Chatterjee, Rakesh C Arora, Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce on Critical Care Perioperative Coronavirus Vaccination-Timing and Implications: A Guidance Document Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Nov;112(5):1707-1715. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.07.016. Epub 2021 Aug 8.

Christopher D Pascoe, Neilloy Roy, Emily Turner-Brannen, Alexander Schultz, Jignesh Vaghasiya, Amir Ravandi, Andrew J Halayko, Adrian R West  Oxidized phosphatidylcholines induce multiple functional defects in airway epithelial cells  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol . 2021 Oct 1;321(4):L703-L717. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00539.2020. Epub 2021 Aug 4.

I hope you are staying safe and healthy.