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

May 05, 2023


Sal’s Stars of the Week: Aggie Filarski-Pecold

(Introduced by Tim Dyck)

This week’s Sal’s star is our unit assistant Aggie Filarski-Pecold  from the heart function clinic.  Aggie has been in cardiology for approximately 17 years and has worked in a variety of clinics. For the past several years, she has worked in heart function clinic.  Aggie has a very busy position supporting clinics that occur every day of the week all day.  Aggie is very organized, focused, committed and willing to lend a hand.  Recently, over the past several months, we have had a few new unit assistants come into the cardiology clinics, Aggie has always been willing and able to help orientate new folks, while still completing her work.  A recent example of her willingness to take on extra was around addressing patient phone messages left on Y3 when we didn’t have enough staff to address these.  There were a few conversations about who should be taking on this responsibility with all staff feeling overworked, not long after these conversations did Aggie just quietly go upstairs and deal with all the outstanding calls without being asked to.  Aggie is an outspoken individual with strong opinions, and a commitment to the program.  We are lucky to have Aggie and are appreciative of her efforts.

Outside of work Aggie is a mother of two, having a son Brandyn, age 25 and a daughter Kaya, age 16.  Aggie enjoys time with her family and two dogs Misiu and Jasper.

Please join me in congratulating Aggie on being this week’s Sal’s star of the week!

Faculty Publications

Mikyla L Janzen, Brianna Davies, Zachary W M Laksman, Jason D Roberts, Shubhayan Sanatani, Christian Steinberg, Rafik Tadros, Julia Cadrin-Tourigny, Ciorsti MacIntyre, Joseph Atallah, Anne Fournier, Martin S Green, Robert Hamilton, Habib R Khan, Shane Kimber, Steven White, Jacqueline Joza, Bhavanesh Makanjee, Erkan Ilhan, David Lee, Simon Hansom, Alexios Hadjis, Laura Arbour, Richard Leather, Colette Seifer, Paul Angaran, Christopher S Simpson, Jeffrey S Healey, Martin Gardner, Mario Talajic, Andrew D Krahn  Management of Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes: A HiRO Consensus Handbook on Process of Care  CJC Open. 2023 Feb 26;5(4):268-284. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2023.02.006. eCollection 2023 Apr.

Vanessa Blumer, Lauren K Truby, Shelley Zieroth Sex differences in heart failure: the evolving use of biomarkers  Eur J Heart Fail. 2023 Apr;25(4):448-449. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.2817. Epub 2023 Mar 9.

Evan J Wiens, Robin Ducas A Primer on Simple Congenital Cardiac Shunt Lesions Curr Probl Cardiol. 2023 Jun;48(6):101636. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2023.101636. Epub 2023 Feb 10.

Arnaud Girard, Emilie Gaillard, Rishi Puri, Romain Capoulade, Kwan L Chan, Audrey Paulin, Hasanga D Manikpurage,  Jean Dumesnil, James W Tam, Koon K Teo, Christian Couture, Nicholas J Wareham, Marie-Annick Clavel, Erik S G Stroes, Patrick Mathieu, Sébastien Thériault, Sotirios Tsimikas, Philippe Pibarot, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Benoit J Arsenault Impact of C-reactive protein levels on lipoprotein(a)-associated aortic stenosis incidence and progression  Eur Heart J Open. 2023 Mar 30;3(2):oead032. doi: 10.1093/ehjopen/oead032. eCollection 2023 Mar.