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

March 22, 2023


(Originally published August 22, 2022)

 Sals Star of the Week:  Marge Wiebe

(Introduced by Chris Kuttnig)

Marge Wiebe is one of the cardiac pacemaker clinic nurses and also continues to casual in the ICU.  This week Marge was scheduled to work early evenings in ICMS when we reassigned her to ACCU.  5A was short staffed, the CRN had a patient assignment and ACCU was staffed to census.  Marge was asked if she would volunteer to go to 5A for the early evening shift instead and she eagerly agreed to go and help out the unit with tasks, vitals, and whatever they could use.  She stated she had never been there before but was eager to assist them.  The CRN and staff on 5A couldn’t thank Marge enough.  She kept coming to them and saying what else can I do or help with?  An emergency nurse had been reassigned as well to 5A and had limited exposure to the unit.  A patient needed to come to 5A to recover from their pacemaker implant and the newer nurse had never recovered a post-implant patient before.  Marge identified that she’s a pacemaker clinic nurse and she’ll recover that patient.  5A said they “didn’t know what they would have done without her”.  Marge is known for her flexibility, hard-working and helping nature.  Thank you, Marge.  Congratulations on being the Sals Star of the Week.

What’s New…..

 A new Echocardiography Department officially opened at the Grace Hospital on Monday August 22, 2022.  The addition of this device enables new on-site capacity for this diagnostic test, reducing the need for transfers to other acute facilities and improving turnaround times for Grace Hospital patients requiring this diagnostic exam. The echocardiography scanner will provide approximately 1,500 additional exams each year.  The new department was made possible with the support of The Grace Hospital Foundation.

August Faculty Publications

Nicole R GuinnJonathon SchwartzVicki Morton-BaileySolomon AronsonCharles Scott Brudney, Elliott Bennett-GuerreroPerioperative Quality Initiative (POQI-8) and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery-Cardiac Society (ERAS-C) Investigators  Perioperative Quality Initiative and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery-Cardiac Society Consensus Statement on the Management of Preoperative Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Adult Cardiac Surgery Patients  Anesth Analg. 2022 Sep 1;135(3):532-544. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006148. Epub 2022 Aug 17.

Kevin R BaineyAlexandra BastianyEric CohenJanine EcksteinBasem ElbarouniMichelle M GrahamBakhtiar KidwaiAndrea LavoieShuangbo LiuSamer MansourAlexis MatteauBlair O’NeillJanarthanan SathananthanMathew SibbaldRobert C WelshMina Madan  2022 CCS/CAIC Guidelines for Training and Retraining in Adult Interventional Cardiology Can J Cardiol. 2022 Aug;38(8):1307-1311. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2022.02.027. Epub 2022 Mar 4.

Muhammad Usman AliG B John ManciniDonna Fitzpatrick-LewisRuth LewisMilos JovkovicShelley Zieroth, Eileen O’MearaKim A ConnellyDiana SherifaliThe Effectiveness of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors and Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists on Cardiorenal Outcomes: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Can J Cardiol. 2022 Aug;38(8):1201-1210. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2022.05.011.

Malek Kass, Nasir Shaikh, Owen Mooney,Ashish H ShahResting Hypoxia and a Strongly Positive Bubble Test: Do Not Forget Hepato-Pulmonary Syndrome  Heart Lung Circ. 2022 Aug 15;S1443-9506(22)00968-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2022.05.047. Online ahead of print.

Marat FudimIzza ShahidSitaramesh EmaniLiviu KleinKara Dupuy-McCaulleyShelley ZierothRobert J Mentz Evaluation and Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea in Patients with Heart Failure  Curr Probl Cardiol. 2022 Aug 19;101364. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2022.101364. Online ahead of print.

Paloma JordàLaurens P BosmanAlessio GasperettiAndrea MazzantiJean Baptiste GourraudBrianna DaviesTanja Charlotte FrederiksenZoraida Moreno WeidmannAndrea Di MarcoJason D RobertsCiorsti MacIntyreColette SeiferAntoine DelinièreWael AlqarawiDeni KukavicaDamien MinoisAlessandro TrancuccioMarine ArnaudMattia TargettiAnnamaria MartinoGiada OlivieroDaniel C PipilasCorrado CarbucicchioPaolo CompagnucciAntonio Dello RussoIacopo OlivottoLeonardo CalòSteven A LubitzMichael J CutlerPhilippe ChevalierElena ArbeloSilvia Giuliana PrioriJeffrey S HealeyHugh CalkinsMichela CasellaHenrik Kjærulf JensenClaudio TondoRafik TadrosCynthia A JamesAndrew D KrahnJulia Cadrin-TourignyArrhythmic risk prediction in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: external validation of the arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy risk calculator  Eur Heart J. 2022 Aug 21;43(32):3041-3052. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehac289.

Rimpy DhingraInna Rabinovich-NikitinSonny RothmanMatthew GubermanHongying GangVictoria MarguletsDavinder S JassalKeshav N AlagarsamySanjiv DhingraCarla Valenzuela RipollFilio BilliaAbhinav DiwanAli JavaheriLorrie A KirshenbaumProteasomal Degradation of TRAF2 Mediates Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Doxorubicin-Cardiomyopathy  Circulation. 2022 Aug 19;101161CIRCULATIONAHA121058411. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.058411. Online ahead of print.

Biobelemoye Ebehireme IraborAsha KothariJonathan Hong, Bronte Burnette-ChiangDavid KentTodd DuhamelRakesh C AroraUse of intraoperative haemostatic checklists on blood management in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a scoping review protocol  BMJ Open. 2022 Aug 24;12(8):e064098. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-064098.