Thursday, 8 June 2017

Cardiac Staff Matters 05/06/17

1. Winnipeg was well represented at the CCCN spring conference in Victoria May 26-27!


- Yana Shevchenko, Cardiac Sonographer, resigned from SBH as of May 27, 2017. Yana contributed to the excellence of our Echo department with her scanning abilities and specialty training. We wish Yana well as she begins the next chapter of her life in Ontario!

- Please welcome Katrina (Kat) Bouchie, Surgical Office assistant to the Cardiac Surgery clinic team, who comes to us from the Pan Am Clinic. She started in mid-May. Hope you’re settling in well, Kat!

3. Congratulations to the Section of Cardiac Surgery on recent publications/acceptances:

- Alex S, Hiebert B, Arora R, Menkis A, Shah, P. Survival and long-term outcomes of aortic valve replacement in patients aged 55 to 65 years. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. 2017 May 16. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1602825. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28511244

- Kuo K, Shah P, Hiebert B, Love K, Menkis A, Manji R, Arora R. Predictors of survival, functional survival and hospital readmission in octogenarians after surgical aortic valve replacement. Accepted for publication by J Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

- Richard M, Shah P, Katz P, Love K, Semaniuk N, Menkis A, Rockman-Greenberg C. Type A aortic dissection, apparent mineralocorticoid excess syndrome and syndromic aortic root dilatation. Am Assoc of Clinical Endocrinology. Doi: 10.4158/EP161525.CR [to be published in print September 2017]


- An interview with Dr. Clarence Khoo was aired on CJOB radio on May 27, speaking about the electrical system of the heart. To see a video clip of that interview, click here. To listen to the interview click here.

- To listen to Dr. Amir Ravandi’s April 2 interview on angioplasty on CJOB, click here. (Previously mentioned in the April 10 edition of Cardiac Staff Matters.)

5. On a lighter note: