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

May 03, 2020

In Remembrance of Thresiamma (Daughty) Tharayil, Cadiology Technologist who passed away on April 25th, 2020


Daughty’s career as a Cardiology Technologist at St. Boniface Hospital spanned 40 years of service. Her responsibility included a leadership role as EKG Charge Technologist. She invested time as a director on the Manitoba Association of Cardiology Technologists board. Daughty retired in 2010 but remained as a casual so that she could continue to care for patients here at St. Boniface Hospital. She touched many lives during her time here with her welcoming smile, sense of humour and professional dedication. Daughty will be missed by all who knew her.

Shout Outs

Shout Outs Congratulations to Lorraine Avery and her CSP team who just received notification that she received a Nursing Research Endowment Fund Award for their project titled “Understanding the Learning Needs of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome”

Publications by our Faculty this Week

Wijeysundera HC, Henning KA, Qiu F, Adams C, Al Qoofi F, Asgar A, Austin P, Bainey KR, Cohen EA, Daneault B, Fremes S, Kass M, Ko DT, Lambert L, Lauck SB, MacFarlane K, Nadeem SN, Oakes G, Paddock V, Pelletier M, Peterson M, Piazza N, Potter BJ, Radhakrishnan S, Rodes-Cabau J, Toleva O, Webb JG, Welsh R, Wood D, Woodward G, Zimmermann R. Inequity in Access to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Pan-Canadian Evaluation of Wait-Times. Can J Cardiol. 2019 Oct 24. pii: S0828-282X(19)31353-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2019.10.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Yanagawa B, Arora RC. The clinical decision algorithm: If it’s too complicated, we won’t remember it, if it’s too hard, we won’t use it. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug;158(2):e44-e45. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.03.001. Epub 2019 Apr 5. No abstract available.

Luc JGY, Archer MA, Arora RC, Bender EM, Blitz A, Cooke DT, Hlci TN, Kidane B, Ouzounian M, Varghese TK Jr, Antonoff MB. Social Media Improves Cardiothoracic Surgery Literature Dissemination: Results of a Randomized Trial. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Feb;109(2):589-595. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.06.062. Epub 2019 Aug 9.

Chung JC, Lodewyks CL, Forbes TL, Chu MWA, Peterson MD, Arora RC, Ouzounian M; Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative (CTAC); Canadian Cardiovascular Critical Care (CANCARE) Society. Prevention and management of spinal cord ischemia following aortic surgery: A survey of contemporary practice. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)30636-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.03.034. [Epub ahead of print]

Engelman DT, Lother S, George I, Funk DJ, Ailawadi G, Atluri P, Grant MC, Haft JW, Hassan A, Legare JF, Whitman G, Arora RC; Society of Thoracic Surgery COVID-19 Taskforce. Adult Cardiac Surgery and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Aggressive Infection Mitigation Strategies are Necessary in the Operating Room and Surgical Recovery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Apr 21. pii: S0003-4975(20)30587-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.04.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Lockhart SL, Duggan LV, Wax RS, Saad S, Grocott HP. Personal protective equipment (PPE) for both anesthesiologists and other airway managers: principles and practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Can J Anaesth. 2020 Apr 23. doi: 10.1007/s12630-020-01673-w. [Epub ahead of print]