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

May 08, 2021


National Nurses Week. May 10-16.  

In a once-in-a-lifetime year, all of us in the Cardiac Sciences MB community have stepped up to provide care for our patients. However, the single largest discipline within our community, which has served and continues to serve on the front lines, is our nurses.  We don’t need a named week to show our appreciation.  However, National Nurses Week is an opportunity to reiterate our sincere thanks for what our nurses do every day, all year, to provide extraordinary care in an extraordinary time!

Our New Website.

As we announced this week, the new, improved Cardiac Sciences Mb website has now been unveiled at  I am immensely proud of the new site and especially of the work the team has put in to develop and implement it.  However, like most initiatives it “takes a village” to maintain a website.  Your suggestions, critical review (and updates) are what we really need to keep the website evergreen.  Please direct them to our webmaster email address



Congratulations (again) to my co-editor, Janessa, and her fiancé, Matt, on the arrival of Brynn Lexi Dudar on Saturday, May 1st, weighing 6lbs and measuring 19 inches.

Sals Stars of the Week: Kiran Singh. Introduced by me 🙂


The Sals Stars of the Week program was established to identify a recent innovation/recognition of something that exemplifies excellence in service/care/technology. Many of those people cited have demonstrated a consistent track record of outstanding contributions to cardiac care.  However, the real purpose of this award is to shine a spotlight on both the member of the community and on a specific (recent) contribution.  So my recognition of Kiran Singh as this week’s Sals Star might seem incongruous—especially since she left her role as Administrative Director of Cardiac Sciences more than 4 months ago.  For sure Kiran played a major leadership role in Cardiac Sciences- well beyond number crunching and bean counting- she has already been eulogized for those contributions.  However, today I am citing her for something she initiated, organized, led and almost brought to completion long after she left her official role with Cardiac Sciences- our new website. We appreciate the role Anita Maric has taken on to help manage our new web site and implement the roll out.  However, Kiran did the heavy lifting in this major project.  Her hand touched most aspects of it, from format, content and even the logo.  That she continued to lead this effort even in the months after her official departure makes her contribution even more Sals Stars-worthy.

We will and do miss Kiran’s commitment, passion and wisdom in support of the care of cardiac patients in Manitoba.  However, the website in some ways is the legacy she has left to us and I hope will be a reminder of what a difference our efforts as individuals we can make whether they result in getting a Sals gift card or not.  Thank you Kiran both for your effort and for the example you have set.

This Week’s Faculty Publications

Zoë Tieges, Alasdair M J Maclullich, Atul Anand , Claire Brookes, Marica Cassarino , Margaret O’connor, Damien Ryan , Thomas Saller Rakesh C Arora , Yue Chang, Kathryn Agarwal , George Taffet, Terence Quinn , Susan D Shenkin, Rose Galvin  “Diagnostic accuracy of the 4AT for delirium detection in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis” Age Ageing. 2021 May 5;50(3):733-743. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afaa224

Brett L Houston , Dean A Fergusson , Jamie Falk  , Emily Krupka , Iris Perelman, Rodney H Breau, Daniel I McIsaac , Emily Rimmer, Donald S Houston , Allan Garland , Robert E Ariano, Alan Tinmouth, Robert Balshaw, Alexis F Turgeon, Eric Jacobsohn, Ryan Zarychanski  “Prophylactic tranexamic acid use in non-cardiac surgeries at high risk for transfusion” Transfus Med. 2021 May 2. doi: 10.1111/tme.12780. Online ahead of print.

I hope you are staying safe and healthy.