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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic   at
South Health Campus
Connect Care Specialty: Cardiology
Connect Care Department: CGY SHC HYPERTRO CARDIOMYOP
Estimated time to routine appointment: Within 12 months
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Service provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and education for people who have a thickened heart muscle (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy).The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic (HCM) is a Nurse Clinician directed clinic with multidisciplinary support dedicated to the management of patients with suspected or confirmed HCM. Plan of care includes interval clinical assessment and follow-up by a cardiologist. Services provided may include:
  • assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and education for people who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • management of prescription medications
  • ongoing patient teaching
  • lifestyle recommendations
  • family screening teaching
  • coordination of necessary specialist referrals
Service provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and education for people who have a thickened heart muscle (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy).The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic (HCM) is a Nurse Clinician directed clinic with multidisciplinary support dedicated to the management of patients with suspected or confirmed HCM. Plan of care includes interval clinical assessment and follow-up by a cardiologist. Services provided may include:
  • assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and education for people who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • management of prescription medications
  • ongoing patient teaching
  • lifestyle recommendations
  • family screening teaching
  • coordination of necessary specialist referrals
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Mandatory Tests/Investigations
-Current patient demographic AND contact information is ESSENTIAL.
If Available
- Copies of any specialist consults including cardiology, genetics, internal medicine, respiratory or cardiovascular surgery
-Copies of any cardiovascular operative reports
-Copy of chest x-ray and/or pulmonary function tests
-Most recent blood work results
Mandatory Tests/Investigations
-Current patient demographic AND contact information is ESSENTIAL.
If Available
- Copies of any specialist consults including cardiology, genetics, internal medicine, respiratory or cardiovascular surgery
-Copies of any cardiovascular operative reports
-Copy of chest x-ray and/or pulmonary function tests
-Most recent blood work results
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Referrals triaged and indicated by Nurse Clinician as urgent will be seen within 3 months. Please contact clinic during hours of operation if:
  • additional information becomes available that would affect the urgency.
  • there is significant change to the patient's condition.
No on-call service is provided by this clinic after hours. Please call 911 or proceed to the nearest Emergency Centre or call health link at 811.
Referrals triaged and indicated by Nurse Clinician as urgent will be seen within 3 months. Please contact clinic during hours of operation if:
  • additional information becomes available that would affect the urgency.
  • there is significant change to the patient's condition.
No on-call service is provided by this clinic after hours. Please call 911 or proceed to the nearest Emergency Centre or call health link at 811.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
This service does not have an emergency referral process. Concerns of serious illness or injury should be directed to go to the nearest Emergency Department. Patients with potentially life threatening conditions should immediately phone 9-1-1.
This service does not have an emergency referral process. Concerns of serious illness or injury should be directed to go to the nearest Emergency Department. Patients with potentially life threatening conditions should immediately phone 9-1-1.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Must have an Echocardiogram or Cardiac MRI indiciating HCM.
Must have an Echocardiogram or Cardiac MRI indiciating HCM.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic (HCM) is a Nurse Clinician directed clinic with multidisciplinary support dedicated to the management of patients with suspected or confirmed HCM.  Plan of care includes interval clinical assessment and follow-up by a cardiologist.  Other services include management of prescription medications, ongoing patient teaching, lifestyle recommendations, family screening teaching, as well as coordination of necessary specialist referrals.
Referrals will be triaged by the Nurse Clinician.  Referrals considered urgent will be seen within 2 months.  Please contact the clinic if additional information becomes available that would affect the urgency of the referral.

*Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) may require assessment by cardiology, but are not seen in the HCM clinic 

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic (HCM) is a Nurse Clinician directed clinic with multidisciplinary support dedicated to the management of patients with suspected or confirmed HCM.  Plan of care includes interval clinical assessment and follow-up by a cardiologist.  Other services include management of prescription medications, ongoing patient teaching, lifestyle recommendations, family screening teaching, as well as coordination of necessary specialist referrals.
Referrals will be triaged by the Nurse Clinician.  Referrals considered urgent will be seen within 2 months.  Please contact the clinic if additional information becomes available that would affect the urgency of the referral.

*Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) may require assessment by cardiology, but are not seen in the HCM clinic 

COMMUNICATION PROCESS
  • Communication of referral receipt to referral source will occur within 7 calendar days.
  • Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral source will occur within 14 calendar days.
  • Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
PHONE
403-956-2602
FAX
403-668-2156
REFERRAL PHONE
403-956-2602
REFERRAL FAX
403-668-2156
REFERRAL FORM
CLICK + TO VIEW REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Investigation Timing
Additional Details
HCM - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

CT
 
Current

Cardiac MRI
 
All cardiac MR reports

Cardiac catheterization
 
Current

Echocardiogram
 
all echocardiogram reports

Electrocardiogram
 
Current

Holter monitor
 
Current

Stress test
 
Current
Suspected or confirmed diagnosis of HCM

Heart failure
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

CT
 
Current

Cardiac Catheterization
 
Current

Cardiac MRI
 
All cardiac MR reports

Echocardiogram
 
all echocardiogram reports

Electrocardiogram
 
Current

Holter monitor
 
Current
Heart failure patients with suspected or confirmed HCM

Hospital admission
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month

Discharge summary
 
Within 1 month

Echocardiogram
 
Current
Worsening symptoms following recent hospitalization of suspected or confirmed HCM patients

Pregnancy
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
 
Within 1 month

Past medical history
 
Within 1 month
Pregnant patients with suspected or confirmed HCM
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
Currently in development.
Currently in development.
 
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
 
ADDRESS
Take Outpatient Elevators (T1) to Level 3, turn left.
4448 Front Street SE
Calgary Alberta
T3M 1M4
PATIENT APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
  • Bring your Alberta health care card and a piece of government issued photo ID.
  • Check in at reception 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • You may bring a family member or significant other during your consultation.
  • Please make sure to have someone with you if you are unable to communicate in English.
  • Bring your Alberta health care card and a piece of government issued photo ID.
  • Check in at reception 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • You may bring a family member or significant other during your consultation.
  • Please make sure to have someone with you if you are unable to communicate in English.
 
DIRECTIONS
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic is located on the 3rd Floor of South Health Campus within the Cardiovascular Diagnostics department.
South Health Campus Brochure

South Health Campus (SHC) is located in the southeast of Calgary. Take Deerfoot Trail to the Cranston Ave/Seton Blvd exit and head one block east on Seton Boulevard. South Health Campus will be on your right.

For regular clinic visits, travel clockwise around the building to access underground parking and the main entrance. There is access to the Emergency Department entrance off of Seton Boulevard.

Transit:
Current bus service to South Health Campus (SHC) include:
- Route 468 travels through Cranston, Seton, Auburn Bay and Mahogany. This bus drops off at the west stop on Seton Boulevard to the north of the campus.
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic is located on the 3rd Floor of South Health Campus within the Cardiovascular Diagnostics department.
South Health Campus Brochure

South Health Campus (SHC) is located in the southeast of Calgary. Take Deerfoot Trail to the Cranston Ave/Seton Blvd exit and head one block east on Seton Boulevard. South Health Campus will be on your right.

For regular clinic visits, travel clockwise around the building to access underground parking and the main entrance. There is access to the Emergency Department entrance off of Seton Boulevard.

Transit:
Current bus service to South Health Campus (SHC) include:
- Route 468 travels through Cranston, Seton, Auburn Bay and Mahogany. This bus drops off at the west stop on Seton Boulevard to the north of the campus.
 
PHONE
403-956-2602
 
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Public parking is located in the underground parking Lot 1 on Level P1. You can get to that lot from the parkade entrances B (Forest) and C (Mountain). As well, Emergency Parking Lot 3 is available for public needing to access the Emergency Department.

On the south side of SHC is free parking for two hours on Front Street, by the main entrance.
Public parking is located in the underground parking Lot 1 on Level P1. You can get to that lot from the parkade entrances B (Forest) and C (Mountain). As well, Emergency Parking Lot 3 is available for public needing to access the Emergency Department.

On the south side of SHC is free parking for two hours on Front Street, by the main entrance.
 
EMAIL
VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
 
 
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This facility is wheelchair accessible.


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