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

July 11, 2022


Sal’s Stars of the Week:   Cardiac Surgery Perioperative Team

(Introduced by Rakesh Arora)

For my final announcement for the SALS Star of the Week Award, I am going to take a little artist license and acknowledge the entire cardiac surgery perioperative team.  I have had the privilege to stand shoulder to shoulder with an incredibly dedicated, engaged and caring group for the past 16 years. I would like to personal thank and congratulate the members of our team in the Access Office, Perfusion, CR1 clinics, CSIU and ICCS (sorry I don’t have pictures of everyone).

Working with a team that is generally committed in doing the right things for excellent patient care every single day has resulted in the best in country CIHI results over the past decade. Furthermore, while perhaps not adequately acknowledged outside of our group, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone on your immediate willingness to step-up, respond and adapt in immensely challenging circumstances over the past 2 years. This speaks volumes to the skill and grit of a truly remarkable group of people with whom I have honour to work.

In addition, I would like to acknowledge Ms. Terri Hillier who, for some unknown reason, has chosen to stick with me over the past 6 years despite the craziness of my administrative duties. I thank you for all your diligence and more importantly, your patience with me over the years.

Words can not adequately express my deep gratitude to you all, but I thank all of you for all the fun during my time here in Winnipeg.

This Week’s Faculty Publications

James O Burton, Andrew Js Coats, Csaba P Kovesdy, Biff F Palmer , Ileana L Piña, Giuseppe Rosano, Manish M Sood, Shelley Zieroth An international Delphi consensus regarding best practice recommendations for hyperkalaemia across the cardiorenal spectrum  Eur J Heart Fail. 2022 Jul 5. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.2612. Online ahead of print.