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Katherine M. Kavanagh
SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTERESTS
Cardiology
Arrhythmia
Atrial Fibrillation
Electrophysiology
Implantable Cardiac Devices
Pacemakers
SITES PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT
Foothills Medical Centre
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 403-210-6152
Fax: 403-984-0870

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 CARDIAC DEVICE
9th Floor - Main Building - Cardiovascular Labs 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary Alberta, T2N 2T9
Phone: 403-944-1188 (Central Access) Fax: 403-270-0718
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 3 months

Accepting referrals at this service
5-6 months

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Provides full support services for people with pacemakers, ICD's, implanted loop recorders (ILR).
Offers regular follow-up care to make sure pacemakers and ICD's are working properly, and to watch for any other heart-related problems.
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.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
EMERGENT REFERRAL / EMERGENCY:
ACH: (403) 955-7211 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Pediatric Cardiologist
FMC: (403) 944-1110 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
RGH: (403) 943-3000 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
PLC: (403) 943-4555 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
SHC: (403) 956-1111 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
EMERGENT REFERRAL / EMERGENCY:
ACH: (403) 955-7211 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Pediatric Cardiologist
FMC: (403) 944-1110 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
RGH: (403) 943-3000 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
PLC: (403) 943-4555 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
SHC: (403) 956-1111 - Call hospital operator to page on-call Electrophysiologist
ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Fax completed referral form to:

ICD referrals:
Phone: (403) 944-2316  Fax:(403) 270-0718

Pacemaker referrals:
Phone: (403) 944-1188  Fax: (403) 270-0718

Implantable Loop Recorders (ILR):
Phone (403) 944-1188  Fax:(403) 270-0718

Non-Connect Care Users: Complete the referral form and send it to the service using the contact information in this profile.

Connect Care Users: Use the Ambulatory Referral Order to the respective specialty in Connect Care.

Fax completed referral form to:

ICD referrals:
Phone: (403) 944-2316  Fax:(403) 270-0718

Pacemaker referrals:
Phone: (403) 944-1188  Fax: (403) 270-0718

Implantable Loop Recorders (ILR):
Phone (403) 944-1188  Fax:(403) 270-0718

Non-Connect Care Users: Complete the referral form and send it to the service using the contact information in this profile.

Connect Care Users: Use the Ambulatory Referral Order to the respective specialty in Connect Care.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
ACH: - referrals accepted for persons aged 0-18
FMC/PLC/RGH/SHC/ACH:  Please refer to the Decsion Support Tool on the CIED Referral Form
ACH: - referrals accepted for persons aged 0-18
FMC/PLC/RGH/SHC/ACH:  Please refer to the Decsion Support Tool on the CIED Referral Form
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
Bradycardia
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month

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

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

ECG (with arrhythmia)
| Within 3 months

Recent cardiac test
| Within 1 month
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
This office manages all referrals for the cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), and cardiac resyncronization therapy (CRT).


COMMUNICATION PROCESS
Communication of referral receipt to referral
source will occur within 2 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
The CIED Clinic is located within the 9th floor of the FMC main building.

Foothills Medical Centre is located at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 29 Street NW.

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.

The CIED Clinic is located within the 9th floor of the FMC main building.

Foothills Medical Centre is located at the intersection of 16 Avenue NW and 29 Street NW.

Transit:
Public transportation is available to this facility.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Will be provided at the time of appointment details communication call/letter.

The new Central Parking is now open to patients, families and visitors. Public parking is available on the Skyline (second level at grade) and Mountain levels (third level) with an additional level opening in the coming months.
Most public parking at Foothills Medical Centre will be in the new Central Parking, but there are two other public parking lots for your convenience: West Parking (Lot 10) and North Parking (Lot 6).
Will be provided at the time of appointment details communication call/letter.

The new Central Parking is now open to patients, families and visitors. Public parking is available on the Skyline (second level at grade) and Mountain levels (third level) with an additional level opening in the coming months.
Most public parking at Foothills Medical Centre will be in the new Central Parking, but there are two other public parking lots for your convenience: West Parking (Lot 10) and North Parking (Lot 6).
ADDRESS
9th Floor - Main Building - Cardiovascular Labs
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


Description:
Some inpatient services are available 24 hours/day.
   
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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