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

April 06, 2019

CSP in Shared Health

April 5 marked the start of the Shared Health era. For most of us the day passed no differently than for a regular day pre-Shared Health. However, for CSP, this latest reorganization of health care in Manitoba will provide new opportunities and challenges. The scope of the CSP since its establishment has always been provincial. Notwithstanding, the birth of Shared Health will offer new opportunities for us to broaden our ability to improve cardiac services- especially beyond the perimeter. These will include the opportunities to expand primary and secondary prevention support- especially for vulnerable populations, and the implementation of expanded remote digital and telehealth services for patients and healthcare providers. These will in most part be based on the care maps which are in various stages of development for all of our major patient programs (ACS network, heart failure, MTAC…).

The most immediate change with the transition to Shared Health reflects the new role of CSP in the provincial coordination of non-invasive cardiac testing (NICT; EKG, Holter, echo….). Congratulations to Reid Love for taking on the role as the provincial lead (I will be serving as Medical Director) for the NICT division of Shared Health Diagnostic Services. Over the next several months we will be meeting with many of you for feedback and advice as we implement this new provincial mandate. Stay tuned.

CSP Reminders

This is a friendly reminder this year’s Cardiac Sciences Scholarship Day (previously known as Resident’s Research Day) is taking place on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in and around the Sam Cohen Auditorium and Foyer.


We encourage submissions of advances in medical education, KT and health policy, as well as “traditional” research abstracts. We also encourage a wider range of presenters, including allied health care professionals.

All members of the Cardiac Sciences Program and Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences are invited as well as anyone else within the SBH/ U of M community conducting a scholarly program in cardiovascular sciences.

We will be conducting rapid fire (5 minute) oral communication sessions punctuated by state-of-the-art presentations by senior faculty.

To Do:

– Submit your abstract using the appended form before the deadline: April 17, 2019 at midnight. Late abstracts cannot be considered.
– Submit completed bodies of work. Do not submit abstracts outlining future projects or case reports.

If you have any questions please forward them onto Janessa at

CSP Visiting Professor Series

Please join us this Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM in the Sam Cohen Auditorium, Albrechtsen Research Centre for the Cardiac Sciences Program’s monthly Visiting Professor Series Lecture, Dr. Anique Ducharme. Her talk will take place a 4:00 PM titled “Devices in heart failure: Do they provide real clinical utility or are they just toys? Mitraclips, Cardiomems and Vads?” followed by a reception in the Atrium from 5-6 PM. Hope to see you there!

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Bednarczyk JM, Arora RC. Commentary: Can a health care quality lens clarify transfusion practice in perioperative cardiac surgery? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30517-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.02.070. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.