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

September 22, 2019

CSP News

Congratulations to Eric Jacobsohn who was this year’s recipient of the Prix d’Excellence — Specialist of the Year award for Region 2:

Our Cardiac Sciences BSc Med students recently presented their research projects culminating 2 years of very diligent work. We are proud to recognize all three students who presented and to share with the program, their well-deserved awards for their efforts.

Tyler Spencer (Supervisor – Rakesh Arora)
Project: SUCCESS – enSUring CardiaC surgery patients thrivE following hoSpital diScharge.
Award: Dr. Charles Schom Memorial Travel Bursary (to cover travel expenses to attend the conference to Galveston, Texas in April 2020)
Fatemeh Bakhtiari (Supervisor – Michael Yamashita)
Project: The Impact of a Virtual Clinic for Thoracic Aortic Disease in Manitoba. 
Award: Outstanding Clinical Research Project ($1000)   
Ness Siemens (Supervisor – Kenny Kumar)
Project: Impact of a Limited Movement Strategy and an External Chest Support Device for Patients at High-Risk for Sternal Complications after Cardiac Surgery
Award 1 MMSF Medicine Class of 1949 Travel Award – $1500 (to cover travel expenses to attend the conference to Galveston, Texas in April 2020)
Award 2: MMSF Dr. F. W. Du Val Memorial Award ($1,000)


Publications by our Faculty this Week

Luqman Z, Arora RC. “It’s not easy being wheezy”. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct;156(4):1552-1553. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.05.115. Epub 2018 Jun 23. No abstract available.  

Lau L, Wiens EJ, Karlowsky JA, Keynan Y, Jassal DS. Clinical utility of echocardiography for the diagnosis of native valve infective endocarditis in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Echocardiography. 2019 Sep 19. doi: 10.1111/echo.14480. [Epub ahead of print]

Yanagawa B, Adams C, Whitlock R, Arora RC. Why does infective endocarditis from injection drug use bite the tricuspid valve? Int J Cardiol. 2019 Nov 1;294:52. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.08.006. No abstract available.

Arora RC, Tangri N. All that glitters may not be gold: Changes in serum creatinine may not be the criterion standard for acute kidney injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jun;155(6):2439-2440. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.01.047. Epub 2018 Feb 8. No abstract available.