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

February 26, 2021


The new Cardiac Sciences Logo.  A short primer on what it signifies.

As we know,  healthcare in Manitoba is going through a global organizational transformation that followed from the establishment of Shared Health.  The reorganization of care for Manitobans with cardiac disease is part of that transformation.  For Cardiac Sciences that process has included the dissolution of the WRHA Program in Cardiac Sciences and its reformulation at the site level at SBH and at the provincial level through Shared Health.  The new logo reflects that change. The introduction of the logo and the rebranding of Cardiac Sciences is all happening in conjunction with the development of the new Cardiac Sciences website which is expected to go live in March.

new Cardiac Sciences Manitoba Logo

Notably, this is the final iteration (hopefully) of this version of the logo.  Please delete all earlier versions of the logo you may have on file.

What does the logo signify?  We asked the website developers to design a logo that moved beyond the stereotypical “cupidic” heart shape seen in the logos of most cardiovascular organizations and to design a logo that gave some sense of cardiac function.  Hence, the blue bands represent blood flow of deoxygenated blood through the right atrium/ventricle, the red bands reflect oxygenated blood flow through the left atrium/ventricle and the curvilinear shape of bands give a sense of cardiac motion (contraction). 

Personally, it took me a while to accommodate to the new vision for the logo.  However, after a couple of months of working with it, I think it offers a fresh take on cardiac imagery and is a fitting symbol of the transformation of Cardiac Sciences in Manitoba

Heart Attacks and 911: time is muscle

Congrats to John Ducas who wrote a thought opinion in the WFP on why 911 and EMS transport to SBH should be the first and only thing to think about for getting you to SBH if you are having a STEMI. Link below.

This Week’s Faculty Publications

Feldman RD, Padwal RS, Tobe SW. The rise and fall of hypertension control in Canada. The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?  Can J Cardiol. 2021 Feb 16:S0828-282X(21)00110-0. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2021.02.008. Online ahead of print.

Maguire D, Yamashita MH, Grocott HPRetained Intracardiac Bullet Fragment: Is It a Missile Embolism or Simply a Gunshot Wound to the Heart?  A A Pract. 2021 Feb 23;15(2):e01381. doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001381.

Kirkham AA, Pituskin E, Thompson RB, Mackey JR, Koshman SL, Jassal D, Pitz M, Haykowsky MJ, Pagano JJ, Chow K, Tsui AK, Ezekowitz JA, Oudit GY, Paterson DI.  Cardiac and Cardiometabolic Phenotyping of Trastuzumab-Mediated Cardiotoxicity: a Secondary Analysis of the MANTICORE trial.  Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Pharmacother. 2021 Feb 19:pvab016. doi: 10.1093/ehjcvp/pvab016. Online ahead of print.

Kehler DS, Arora RC. Frailty and the failing heart do not travel alone.  Eur J Heart Fail. 2020 Nov;22(11):2120-2122. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.1973. Epub 2020 Aug 20.