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Robert S. Sheldon
SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTERESTS
Cardiology
Arrhythmia
Electrophysiology
Syncope
SITES PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT
Foothills Medical Centre
South Health Campus
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 403-220-8191
Fax: 403-210-9350

NOTES
Service locations where specialist practices. Click each location for referral information.

This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
Connect Care Specialty: Cardiology
Connect Care Department: CGY FMC ATRIAL FIBRILLATION CL
1403 29 Street NW, Calgary Alberta, T2N 2T9
Phone: 403-944-3339 Fax: 403-592-6085
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 6 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
This cardiac outpatient clinic provides management and education of adults with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.
This cardiac service provides:
  • management of patients with atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter
  • patient education
Patients are discharged from the clinic once their condition has been stabilized by medication.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Fax Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form to new number listed on this page.
Fax Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form to new number listed on this page.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Every referral with be triaged and a complete nursing history will be done within 14 days. Physician appointments will be according to triaged urgency determined by the Nurse Clinician in our clinic.

This clinic aims for the following wait times:
Routine- within 9-12
Semi urgent- within 3 months
Urgent- within 1-2 months
Every referral with be triaged and a complete nursing history will be done within 14 days. Physician appointments will be according to triaged urgency determined by the Nurse Clinician in our clinic.

This clinic aims for the following wait times:
Routine- within 9-12
Semi urgent- within 3 months
Urgent- within 1-2 months
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Fax Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form to new number listed on this page.
Fax Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form to new number listed on this page.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Must have a family doctor for ongoing care.
Must have a family doctor for ongoing care.
REFERRAL FORM
Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral Form

*** NOTE: this referral form has an outdated FMC fax number.  Please use new fax number on this page.***
Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral Form

*** NOTE: this referral form has an outdated FMC fax number.  Please use new fax number on this page.***
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
Timing
Additional Details
Atrial fibrillation
ECG with documented Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
| Within 3 months

Medication List
| Within 6 months

Past medical history
| Within 6 months

Cardiac test results
| Within 6 months
Please refer to the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form and complete in full prior to submitting.

Atrial flutter
ECG with documented Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
| Within 3 months

Medication List
| Within 6 months

Past medical history
| Within 6 months

Cardiac test results
| Within 6 months
Please refer to the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Referral form and complete in full prior to submitting.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
The Atrial Fibrillation clinic offers the following services for patients with documented atrial fibrillation/flutter:
  • Management plan
  • Anticoagulation assessment
  • Cardioversion
  • Patient education
  • Cardio-electrophysiology consultation (including ablation consultation)


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.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
Currently in development.
Currently in development.
DIRECTIONS
Foothills Medical Centre site information.
Foothills Medical Centre site information.
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Due to ongoing construction at the Foothills Medical Centre please allow for additional time for parking and making your way to your appointment.

Foothills Medical Centre parking map


Due to ongoing construction at the Foothills Medical Centre please allow for additional time for parking and making your way to your appointment.

Foothills Medical Centre parking map


PARKING MAP


ADDRESS
1403 29 Street NW
Calgary Alberta
T2N 2T9
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
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
Connect Care Specialty: Cardiology
Connect Care Department: Calgary Zone Arrhythmia CAT
1403 29 Street NW, Calgary Alberta, T2N 2T9
Phone: 403-944-4632 Fax: 403-592-4241 (Referral)
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 9 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Provides management, treatment, and education for people with heart rhythm abnormalities.
Service may include:
  • treating symptomatic heart rhythm abnormalities that don't need a pacemaker or defibrillator
  • cardiac electrophysiology central referral, triage, assessment, treatment, and education
  • Telehealth and on-site education classes for patients and families
  • interventional electrophysiology procedures including EP studies and ablations
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Please direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care Facility.
Please direct patients to the nearest Emergency Department or Urgent Care Facility.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Please note - Syncope within the setting of any documented arrhythmia should be reported urgently.
Contact RAAPID (403-944-4486) for the Electrophysiologist on call for any urgent referrals including those that may require inpatient admission.
Please note - Syncope within the setting of any documented arrhythmia should be reported urgently.
Contact RAAPID (403-944-4486) for the Electrophysiologist on call for any urgent referrals including those that may require inpatient admission.
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Please fax completed referral form
Please include any additional cardiac diagnostic tests that have been completed or are pending
This is a referral service only referring to the most appropriate electrophysiologist with the shortest wait time

Current patient demographics and contact information is essential

Cardiac Arrhythmia Additional Information 
Please fax completed referral form
Please include any additional cardiac diagnostic tests that have been completed or are pending
This is a referral service only referring to the most appropriate electrophysiologist with the shortest wait time

Current patient demographics and contact information is essential

Cardiac Arrhythmia Additional Information 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
This clinic sees patients 18 years of age and older
This clinic sees patients 18 years of age and older
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
Timing
Additional Details
Ablation
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available
Opinion for ablation;
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
  • Atrial Flutter (AFL)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Wolf Parkinson White (WPW)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

Brugada syndrome
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Long QT syndrome
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Orthostatic hypotension
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Orthostatic Vitals Signs
| Within 1 month
Please perform orthostatic vitals (including heart rate and blood pressure) as follows;

5 mins supine
1 min standing
5 mins standing
8 mins standing
10 mins standing

Palpitations
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Complete Blood Count
| Within 12 months

Iron Indices
| Within 12 months

Orthostatic Vital signs
| Within 1 month

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Measurement
| Within 12 months
Please perform orthostatic vitals (including heart rate and blood pressure) as follows;

5 mins supine
1 min standing
5 min standing
8 min standing
10 min standing

Sinus tachycardia
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Complete Blood Count
| Within 12 months

Iron Indices
| Within 12 months

Orthostatic Vital Signs
| Within 1 month

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Measurement
| Within 12 months
Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

Please perform orthostatic vitals (including heart rate and blood pressure) as follows;

5 mins supine
1 min standing
5 min standing
8 min standing
10 min standing

Supraventricular tachycardia
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Please indicate if SVT is associated with syncope.
| current

Syncope
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Complete Blood Count
| Within 12 months

Iron Indices
| Within 12 months

Orthostatic Vital Signs
| Within 1 month

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Measurement
| Within 12 months
Syncope within the setting of any arrhythmia should be reported urgently. See urgent process above for further direction.

Please perform orthostatic vitals (including heart rate and blood pressure) as follows;

5 mins supine
1 min standing
5 mins standing
8 mins standing
10 mins standing

Ventricular premature contractions
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available
Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC)

Wolff Parkinson White syndrome
Current Patient Demographics
| Current

Referral letter including history
| Within 1 month

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

ECG
| Within 1 month

Documentation of Arrhythmia
| Any and all

Echocardiogram
| If available

Holter monitor
| If available

Stress test
| If available

Please indicate if WPW is associated with syncope.
| current
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
Services include:
  • Cardiac electrophysiology central referral, triage, and education
  • Interventional electrophysiology procedures including EP studies and ablations - only at FMC
  • Implanted Loop Recorder - SHC
Usual referrals are for SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) or VT (ventricular tachycardia).
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) / Atrial Flutter (AFL) management should go directly to either;
  • Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at FMC; 403-944-3580 (fax)
  • Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at SHC; 403-668-2155 (fax)
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.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please contact the clinic a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please contact the clinic a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
DIRECTIONS
Clinic directions are communicated at time of appointment scheduling.
Clinic directions are communicated at time of appointment scheduling.
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
ADDRESS
1403 29 Street NW
Calgary Alberta
T2N 2T9
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

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