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

January 03, 2022


Sals Star of the Week: Natasha Esau (introduced by Sara Unrau)

This week’s Sals Star is Natasha Esau.

Her kind, quiet leadership in ICCS is appreciated by all, colleagues and students alike. Over the last few months she has demonstrated a “can do” attitude to provide the best care to all of our patients. This was evident when she was recently in charge, with a full unit, staffing issues and limited flow.

In order to accommodate cardiac surgery cases, Natasha offered to take on a patient as well as maintain her charge responsibilities during her shift. Patients and families also routinely express appreciation of her compassion and care in all that she does.

In her downtime and to rejuvenate, Natasha goes to Churchill to kayak with the beluga whales. On top of being an excellent nurse, she is also an avid photographer taking nature pictures that are used in the sympathy cards for our grief baskets, which are handed to families in situations of comfort care. Her work is evident, even when she is not here in person.

Please join me in congratulating Natasha as this week’s Sals Star.

Congratulations to members of our Cardiac Sciences community recognized for their years of committed service to cardiac patients in Manitoba.

From left to right; Linda McLean 40 years, Irene Ekosky 25 years, Rajinder Ghuman 20 years, Orla Nazarko 15 years, and Amanda Colvin 15 years.

This Week’s Faculty Publications

Schultz ASH, Nguyen T, Sinclaire M, Fransoo R, McGibbon E (2021). Historical and Continued Colonial Impacts on Heart Health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: What’s Reconciliation Got to Do With It? CJC Open, Volume 3, Issue 12, S149 – S164

Ashim K Bagchi, Akshi Malik, Gauri Akolkar, Davinder S Jassal, Pawan K Singal Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Promotes iNOS/NO and Influences Inflammation in the Development of Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyopathy Antioxidants (Basel). 2021 Nov 26;10(12):1897. doi: 10.3390/antiox10121897.

Elizabeth O Ferreira, J Kelly MacDonald, Davinder S Jassal, Dennis D Rhee Atypical presentation of Takayasu aortitis and myocarditis contributing to sudden death in a young Canadian first nations adult  Case Reports Cardiovasc Pathol. Sep-Oct 2021;54:107347. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2021.107347. Epub 2021 May 24.

Ashish H Shah, Rishi Puri, Richard A Krasuski Transcatheter Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale: Not Always an “Open or Shut” Case Circulation. 2021 Apr 20;143(16):1539-1541. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.050961. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Ansar Hassan, Maral Ouzounian, Francois Dagenais, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Michael C Moon, Zlatko Pozeg, R Scott McClure, Michael Yamashita, Mark D Peterson, Roderick MacArthur, Jehangir J Appoo, Michael W A Chu, Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative (CTAC) Development of Quality Indicators for the Management of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection  Can J Cardiol. 2021 Oct;37(10):1635-1638. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2021.05.015. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Danyal Ladha, Karima Khamisa, Steven Promislow  Anémie hémolytique et nouveau souffle cardiaque chez un homme de 77 ans  CMAJ. 2021 Sep 27;193(38):E1511-E1512. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202620-f.

Wishing everybody in the CSMB community a happy and healthy 2022!