Step 3: VALIDATE PROFILE IS COMPLETE
Francis Russell Quinn
SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTERESTS
Cardiology
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
SITES PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT
Foothills Medical Centre
South Health Campus
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English
CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 403-220-5500
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

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.
7007 14 Street SW, Calgary Alberta, T2V 1P9
Phone: 403-943-8623 Fax: 403-943-8619
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 3 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Clinic is dedicated to the management of heart failure patients who have complex care needs.
The Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) is a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the support of Heart Failure (HF) patients who have complex care needs that require close monitoring and/or medication optimization .
Care offered includes ongoing physical assessment, management of medical and non-pharmacological treatments, and patient teaching regarding diet, lifestyle and medication management.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
Clinically unstable patients should be directed to either call 911 or to present to the nearest Emergency Department. On call service or emergent care is NOT provided by this clinic after hours.
URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
URGENT: Target < 2 weeks*

*For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.



URGENT: Target < 2 weeks*

*For urgent referrals, the referring source must call the Cardiac Function Clinic (CFC) and speak directly to the nurse clinician to secure appointment.



ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Referrals sent to the CFC must include the following components before a referral will be processed and assessed. Incomplete referrals will be returned to the referring source for completion.
  • Completed CFC Referral Form        
  • Accurate patient demographics including contact information is listed.
ROUTINE: Target < 6 weeks

Referrals sent to the CFC must include the following components before a referral will be processed and assessed. Incomplete referrals will be returned to the referring source for completion.
  • Completed CFC Referral Form        
  • Accurate patient demographics including contact information is listed.
ROUTINE: Target < 6 weeks

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. A diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF) either through a consultant's note or through a discharge summary from hospital.
2. A primary cardiologist has been identified and they are agreeable to follow the patient in CFC
3. A documented measure of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF).
4. Require ongoing titration of medications or enhanced surveillance for
Patients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. A diagnosis of Heart Failure (HF) either through a consultant's note or through a discharge summary from hospital.
2. A primary cardiologist has been identified and they are agreeable to follow the patient in CFC
3. A documented measure of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF).
4. Require ongoing titration of medications or enhanced surveillance for either:
  • Optimization Track: Medication titration of evidence based HF medications only. (Following medication titration, patient will be immediately discharged from the CFC to the care of the primary cardiologist or the primary care giver).
  • Care Track: Ongoing management of HF care in clinic until meeting discharge criteria.
5. Be 18 years or older.
6. Patient/Agent is aware and agreeable to be seen and cared for in the CFC and be able to physically attend appointments on a regular basis.

For special cases outside of eligibility criteria, direct discussion between the accepting primary cardiologist and the medical director of the specific CFC should take place. Referral will be accepted if in agreement by both parties.



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REFERRAL PHONE
403-943-8623
REFERRAL FAX
403-943-8619
PHONE
403-943-8623
FAX
403-943-8619
LINKED SPECIALISTS
REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Urgent 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
Heart failure
Past Medical History
| Most recent

Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Most recent

Cardiac Consultation/Internal Medicine Consultation/Discharge Summary
| Most recent

Blood Work: CBC, Electrolytes, BUN
| Within 1 month

Blood Work: OP NT-pro BNP, Inpatient NT-pro BNP required upon discharge
| Within 6 months

Echocardiogram - Mandatory
| Most recent

Cardiac catheterization
| If available (most recent)

Cardiac MRI
| If available (most recent)

MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition
| If available (most recent)

Myocardial perfusion stress imaging using Thallium 201
| If available (most recent)
  • progressive HF and/or decompensated HF
  • new diagnosis of HF, unstable, decompensated
  • new progression to NYHA IV, AHA/ACC stage D
  • post myocaridal infarction HF
  • post hospitalization or ER visit for HF
  • HF with severe valvular heart disease

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
Heart failure
Past Medical History
| Most recent

Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Most recent

Cardiac Consultation/Internal Medicine Consultation/Discharge Summary
| Most recent

Blood Work: CBC, Electrolytes, BUN
| Within 1 month

Blood Work: OP NT-pro BNP, Inpatient NT-pro BNP required upon discharge
| Within 6 months

Echocardiogram - Mandatory
| Most recent

Cardiac catheterization
| If available (most recent)

Cardiac MRI
| If available (most recent)

MUGA - Multiple-gated acquisition
| If available (most recent)

Myocardial perfusion stress imaging using Thallium 201
| If available (most recent)
  • new diagnosis of HF, stable, compensated
  • HF with mild to moderate or NYHA II/III symptoms
  • worsening HF with therapy
  • mild symptoms with valvular heart disease, renal disease or hypotension
  • chronic HF disease management NYHA II
  • NYHA FC I symptoms, structural heart disease without symptoms of HF (AHA/ACC stage B)
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
Exclusion Criteria/Ineligibilty:   
  • Does not have a confirmed diagnosis of HF
  • Referrals for a second opinion or advanced HF specialist assessemnt
  • Does not have symptoms of HF
  • Patient's primary cardiologist does not follow within the CFC
  • Does not have a primary cardiologist
  • Unable to physically attend the CFC on a regular basis
  • Not willing to adhere to Patient/Clinic roles
  • Patients followed by another program
  • Known history documented abuse of staff and for whom an accepted risk mitigation plan is not in place.


Patients who are not eligible for the CFC may be considered for referral to:
  • Cardiac Navigation
  • Referral to Alberta Healthy Living Program (Dietary Consult and/or Exercise)
  • Primary Cardiologist
  • Internist/GIM clinic 
  • Community paramedics
  • Access to AHS website myhealth.alberta and search heart failure for educational literature
  • Referral to Home Care Heart Failure Team (only within Calgary Zone city limits)
If requested by the referrer, the Medical Director of the CFC at any site may on request, review the  referral to suggest best available alternative.
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
No show or late cancellation (<24hour) to the initial appointment will result in telephone followup to explain our discharge policy for no show appointments and rebooking of appointments. A total of three no shows or late cancellations (<24 hours) to an initial appointment will require a re-referral to the CFC.

Patients who miss three consecutive scheduled follow up CFC appointments, or 50% of their appointments within a year, without notification to the clinic and with no valid reason, will be assessed for discharge from the clinic.

Patients who are unable to attend scheduled appointments must notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance.


No show or late cancellation (<24hour) to the initial appointment will result in telephone followup to explain our discharge policy for no show appointments and rebooking of appointments. A total of three no shows or late cancellations (<24 hours) to an initial appointment will require a re-referral to the CFC.

Patients who miss three consecutive scheduled follow up CFC appointments, or 50% of their appointments within a year, without notification to the clinic and with no valid reason, will be assessed for discharge from the clinic.

Patients who are unable to attend scheduled appointments must notify the clinic at least 24 hours in advance.


PARKING MAP


ADDRESS
7007 14 Street SW
Calgary Alberta
T2V 1P9
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
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

Approved requests for autonomic function testing should be directed to the South Health Campus
Phone: 403 956-2601
Fax: 403 956-2645

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

Approved requests for autonomic function testing should be directed to the South Health Campus
Phone: 403 956-2601
Fax: 403 956-2645

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
3 mins 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
3 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
3 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
3 mins 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
Requests for testing should be directed to South Health Campus (Ph 403-956-2601 Fax 403-956-2645)
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Autonomic Function Testing (AFT)
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
The new Central Parking is now open to patients, families and visitors. 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).
The new Central Parking is now open to patients, families and visitors. 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
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

This service is already linked to the profile of Dr.
3rd Floor 4448 Front Street SE, Calgary Alberta, T3M 1M4
Phone: 403-956-2602 Fax: 403-668-2155
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 12 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
This clinic is located on the 3rd floor - Cardiovascular Diagnostics department at South Health Campus.
This clinic is located on the 3rd floor - Cardiovascular Diagnostics department at South Health Campus.
PARKING MAP
ADDRESS
3rd Floor
4448 Front Street SE
Calgary Alberta
T3M 1M4
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 facility is wheelchair accessible.


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