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

January 10, 2021

Shout Outs!

Kick off The Sals Stars of the Week Program.  At our Friday Huddles the Management Team of Cardiac Sciences takes time to share that week’s outstanding innovations and services contributed by the members of the Cardiac Sciences community.  As part of our new beginnings in 2021 theme we have formalized that process.  Based on a weekly schedule, each Program Team Manager and Director will sequentially have the opportunity to recognize one member of their team for a very recent contribution/innovation.  The awardee and the innovation will be highlighted (and will receive a donated gift certificate from Sals– hence the name).  This week, to kick off the program, Kiran Singh, our departing Administrative Director made the selection, from among the members of her team.   We are pleased to recognize as our first Sals Star of the Week, Brett Hiebert.

As most of you know, Brett heads the analytical/outcomes program of Cardiac Sciences. Brett is known for his ability to extract, analyze and present data in a format that makes sense to diverse audience.  He has been instrumental in the development of the Cardiac Sciences Performance Dashboard and led the assessment of the Revascularization “Right Fit” Index.  However, this week he is recognized for his very recent development of the Weekly Cardiac Services Volume Report.  This  was developed to compare levels of our current activity during the ongoing COVID surge vs. levels a year ago.  This Report has been a critical tool for communicating to Shared Health leadership the extent of the unmet need for services of our cardiac patients, aggravated by the pandemic.  Thank you Brett!

This Week’s Faculty Publications

Eckstein J, Liu S, Toleva O, Yanagawa B, Verma S, Cheema AN. Antithrombotic therapy after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: current perspective. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2020 Dec 24; Publish Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000828. Online ahead of print.

Eikelboom R, Muller Moran HR, Lodewyks C, Yan W, Zelentsov I, Arora RC. The COMPASS trial: practical considerations for application after coronary artery bypass surgery. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2020 Sep;35(5):583-588. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000766.